Member Profiles

Brewers Association member profiles. See who contributes to the creation of American craft beer, from bottling line technicians to brewers and CEOs.

Bryan Shimkos

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am the head brewer at Ale Syndicate in Chicago, Ill. I began in the industry in quality …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am the head brewer at Ale Syndicate in Chicago, Ill. I began in the industry in quality …More

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Zach Yunker

Brewery: Sockeye Grill and Brewery

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What’s your current position at your brewpub, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m the general manager of Sockeye Grill and Brewery [in Boise, Idaho.] I started here in 2003. My …More

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What’s your current position at your brewpub, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m the general manager of Sockeye Grill and Brewery [in Boise, Idaho.] I started here in 2003. My …More

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Zach Nichols

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m one of the co-founders [at Sanitas Brewing Co. in Boulder, Colo.] and spend the majority of my …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m one of the co-founders [at Sanitas Brewing Co. in Boulder, Colo.] and spend the majority of my …More

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Kip Barnes

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m co-owner, brewer, and head of marketing at Los Angeles Ale Works. My business partner, John Rockwell, and …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m co-owner, brewer, and head of marketing at Los Angeles Ale Works. My business partner, John Rockwell, and …More

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Jess Reiser

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Co-founder and CEO of Burial Beer Co. in Asheville, N.C.

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Co-founder and CEO of Burial Beer Co. in Asheville, N.C.

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Joe Walts

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Head brewer at Narrows Brewing Co. in Tacoma, Wash.

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Head brewer at Narrows Brewing Co. in Tacoma, Wash.

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Jacob McKean

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CEO and founder of Modern Times Beer in San Diego.

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CEO and founder of Modern Times Beer in San Diego.

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Smith Mathews

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Brewmaster at Southbound Brewing Co. in Savannah, Ga.

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Brewmaster at Southbound Brewing Co. in Savannah, Ga.

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Paul Mrocka

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Co-founder and CEO at Paradox Brewery in Schroon Lake, N.Y.

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Co-founder and CEO at Paradox Brewery in Schroon Lake, N.Y.

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Jeffrey McElfresh

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Brewmaster at Yellow Springs Brewery in Ohio.

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Brewmaster at Yellow Springs Brewery in Ohio.

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The Brewers Association would like to recognize all who contribute to the creation of American craft beer, from bottling line technicians to brewers and CEOs. Submit your profile today!