Our Team

We’re only as good as our team – and we have a great one. We’re fortunate to have surrounded ourselves, with a strong team, that not only works well together, but genuinely like each other. They all know a lot about their respective areas, but they have also been chosen for their people skills. They work hard everyday, to make us as good as we can be. Yep, there will always be things to improve upon, but when everyone works together, it’s a heck of a lot easier and a lot more fun.

Dave Clapp: General Manager

Favorite UG Brew: 50/50 of Coconut Porter & Cowbell Cream Ale

Hobbies: Fixing anything and everything, triathalons & powerlifting, lots and lots of video games.

Fun facts: Can sing “A Whole New World” in sign language.  Also, I am a level 110 Guardian Druid.

Favorite Movie: Terminator 2 (the only correct answer)

Ben Sacquitne: Brewer and Barrel Guy

Favorite UG Brew:  De-Lovely Porter

Hobbies: Brewing beer, "dadding", midwifery, outdoorsy stuff 

Favorite Movie: Princess Bride

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Jesse Pittman: Head Brewer

Favorite UG Brew: De-Lovely Porter

Hobbies: The Arsenal, reading, family time, woodsy stuff, whisky, beer, travel

Favorite Book & Favorite Movie: the Oxford Companion to beer, The Big Lebowski


Liz Foster: Events Manager, Beertender, Cat-Herder

Favorite UG Brew: Sticky Rice (Always)

Hobbies: Reading, drinking craft beer, drinking champagne, dancing the Charleston

Favorite Quote: "Sometimes you just have to put some lipgloss on and pretend to be psyched." - Mindy Kaling

Favorite Movie and Book: Gone with the Wind

Julie Hays: Outside Sales Rep and Beerslinger 

Favorite UG Brew: De-lovely Porter

Hobbies: Tennis, drinking craft beer, bike riding, attending the statefair (yes that is a hobby)

Fun facts:  Number One KU Jayhawk Fanatic (Rock! Chalk! Jayhawk!)

Favorite Musician: Lucinda Williams

Thom Loch: Operations Manager

Favorite UG Brew: Jalapeno Cowbell Cream Ale

Favorite Non-UG Beverage: Dirty Martini

Fun Facts:  Relocated from San Diego to work at UG (thank goodness for that!)

Favorite Movie: Fargo 

Hobbies: Despising MN winters, cheering on the Packers, and golfing

Coach (Jennifer Lucke): Manager and Beertender

Favorite UG Brew:  City Day

Fun Facts:  I like to do some rolling of logs for sport and throwing a ball through a netted hoop in a game of basketball. I enjoy the outdoors, biking, kayaking, and snowshoeing. I'm a big sci-fi geek too!  I've also got this other gig where I've been know to teach Health to high school kids.

Favorite Movie: Empire Strikes Back

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Cory Stopka: Lead Sales Rep

Favorite UG Brew:  Cowbell Cream Ale...in cans...found in stores near you...stop reading and go buy some!

Hobbies: Traveling to National Parks with my wife Anna, playing with Penny our goofball of a dog, visiting MLB ballparks, volunteering, and drinking beer

Favorite quote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle

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Ryan Kartes: Little-of-this, Little-of-that (And Brewer)

Favorite UG Brew:  New Age Old Ale

Hobbies: Hockey (Go Caps!), Video Games, Drinking, My Dog

Fun Facts:  I'm doubled jointed in both shoulders & I've been told I whistle like a Disney woodland creature


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Chuck Sauer: Executive Chef

Favorite Brew: Cowbell? lol 

My hobbies: Hiking, Walking, Outdoor activities, Spending time with my pooch Emmy (golden Lab),  Archery, Fishing, Camping

Favorite Movies: Boondock Saints (the 1st on), Fletch, Fletch Lives (Chevy Chase Movies)

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Obed Cruz: Sous Chef

Favorite Brew: Schwarzbier

My hobbies: Hiking, Biking, Aquariums, Loud Music, Movies

Favorite Quote: "It's not about how many years you live, but how much life you add to those years"

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John Bailey: Sales Representative

Favorite Brew: Kentucky Uncommon

My hobbies: Live music. I’m not sure how many shows I’ve been to. Hundreds for sure just at First Ave alone.  It feeds my soul. Support local music!!

Favorite Movies: Pulp Fiction, Blade Runner and The Thing (80’s version) would have to be ranked as my fave films  

Fun Fact: I was a gymnast as well as played tennis.  Also trumpet. Total band geek.