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
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