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

Jeremy King: Head Brewer or something

Favorite UG Brew: City Day Kentucky Common

Hobbies: Cheesemaking, meowing to music on the radio, ordering stuff from Amazon Prime

Fun facts: Has a fraternal twin brother (luckily, because otherwise he’d be ugly!), has experienced 3 concussions and he wants to get a puppy (to name him Lady GrrGrr) or get a cat (to name it Mr. Meowgi).

Favorite Quotes: “For life, not for points.” - Mr. Miyagi  

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

Quinn O'Donnell: Taproom Manager

Favorite UG Brew: Oatmeal Stout

Hobbies:  Rock climbing, longboarding, making things out of other things, and I also enjoy making people smile through odd conversation and jokes

Quote: "You are the future...." 

Wade Miller: Assistant Kitchen Manager

Favorite UG Brew: Double Honey IPA

Hobbies:  Record collecting, fishing, exotic fish collector

Quote: "Forget it, Donny, you're out of your element!" -The Big Lebowski

Elliot Jones: Executive Chef

Favorite UG Brew: Endicott IPA so far..

Hobbies:  Beer, food, and football. He is also a pretty good dancer and a rockstar at karaoke.

Favorite book: 48 Laws of Power & Kitchen Confidential.

Favorite Movie:  Chef and American Beauty....and Fight Club and Snatch...and like a million more....he loves movies. 

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


Megan Parker: Sales Rep, Preacher of the Craft Beer Gospel, Resident Wiener-Dog-Named-After-An-American-Hockey-Great Owner

Favorite UG Brew:  Sticky Rice (or Coconut Porter).  Year-round favorite is City Day Ale (a.k.a Kentucky Uncommon)

Hobbies: Tennis, biking, volunteering, (pretending to enjoy) running, gardening, reading, photography, being an obsessive music lover (especially live music), watching baseball/football/hockey, traveling, cooking, enjoying the beauty and wonder of Minnesota (especially the North Shore and the State Fair), drinking good beer with great people

Favorite quote: "Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain." - Jack Kerouac