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
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
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
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
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)
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"
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.