FOUNDER/OWNER/BREWMASTER | Sheridan, WY

FOUNDER/OWNER/BREWMASTER | Sheridan, WY

Jason “FORD” Ford

Gateway craft beer? Breck Brewery oatmeal stout. Just moved to CO from WY and this was the first craft beer that made an impression on me.
Name of first crush/kiss?
Elisabeth Shue and Catherine Zeta-Jones got to share that "honor"
Favorite instrument and why?
The piano. It can be so damn elegant and beautiful and yet so knock your socks off powerful at the same time
Tattoos?
Not yet.
If you were a Disney Princess, which one would you be?
Disney just bought Lucasfilms, so Leia is a Disney princess now. So definitely Princess Leia. This is not the Ford you are looking for. Or maybe it is...
What are the 5 things you can’t live without?
Jo, beer, winter, travel and fam (of all sorts)
What’s the most outrageous thing you've ever done?
Went to the desert for 5 weeks to build The Man for Burning Man. Literally indescribable. I wish something that meaningful and amazing upon everyone at some point in their life.
If you were a pizza, what would be on top of you?
This is such a loaded question. I’ll keep it clean and say pineapple.
What is your favorite song and why?
Impossible to answer. It’s like what is your favorite beer. Way too dependent upon the time and the place.
What’s your most outrageous habit?
Doing the splits on bars. It was a costly one last time.
What’s the weirdest thing in your fridge?
A couple of crowlers of homemade mustard.
If you could be a fictional character, who would you be?
Q. Pretty sure I could rock being omniscient and omnipotent.
If you had a warning label, what would it say?
Warning: Unexpected party may break out at any time.
What’s your ideal meal?
One that contains a lot of friends and fam. One of my favorite things in Summit is the huge number of Friendsgiving dinners. So good.
What is your spirit animal?
Definitely the magical Unicorn. Or Blake from Breck Brew...
If you could be one animal, which one and why? Any of the raptor family. To fly would be incredible.
If you were a donut, which would you be?
A bacon maple bar. The Cadillac of donuts with even more to love.
What would your rapper name be?
MC Butter
Who would you most like to have a beer with?
Any person that finds the time to have a beer with me is the person I’d like to have a beer with.
Favorite book?
As a kid, Wacky Wednesday. Couldn’t get enough. The book that most influenced me growing up was The Hobbit. It set the stage for a lifetime of exploration and a drive to do awesome shit everyday.
Favorite vacation spot to date?
Anywhere with my love is my favorite spot.
Spirit cheese?
Love me a good Stilton. Bring on the funk...
What’s your ideal weekend? Can’t answer that because it hasn’t happened yet. Guess I’ll just have to keep doing awesome shit in the search to find it.

OWNER | Clarkston, WA

OWNER | Clarkston, WA

Jo Ford

Gateway craft beer? Sadly, Killian’s Irish Red (there weren’t a lot of choices in my day)
Name of first crush/kiss?
I was in love with Patrick Stuart
Favorite instrument and why?
Tattoos?
Yes, I am in favor of them
If you were a Disney Princess, which one would you be?
Pocohontas, she got sh!t done!
What are the 5 things you can’t live without?
Ford, Food, Family, Animals, Books (no Ford doesn’t count as an animal…usually)
What’s the most outrageous thing you've ever done?
Started a brewery
If you were a pizza, what would be on top of you?
Mustard, Canadian bacon, sauerkraut, onions, cheese
What is your favorite song and why?
Too many too choose
What’s your most outrageous habit?
Eating that pizza mentioned above
What’s the weirdest thing in your fridge?
Rainer Cherry Jam made by Ford
If you could be a fictional character, who would you be?
If you had a warning label, what would it say?
“Feed every 4 hours"
What’s your ideal meal?
Pizza mentioned above
What is your spirit animal?
Lazy Greyhound
If you could be one animal, which one and why?
Birds are cool
If you were a donut, which would you be?
VooDoo VooDoo
What would your rapper name be?
Either DJo or Abacus
Who would you most like to have a beer with?
Ford
Favorite book?
Shogun
Favorite vacation spot to date?
I didn’t know you could date a vacation spot
Spirit cheese?
Someone please make some good lactose-free cheese!!!
What is your ideal weekend?
Drinking beer with Ford…with a cat on my lap...

BARTENDER/MUSIC AFICIANADO/ EX-GEORGIA BULLDAWG LINEBACKER | Nashville, GA

BARTENDER/MUSIC AFICIANADO/ EX-GEORGIA BULLDAWG LINEBACKER | Nashville, GA

Benjie West

Gateway craft beer? I brewed a smalled batch I named "Old Faithful". Needless to say, it wasn't a GABF Gold Medal Winner although it did give me a new respect for craft breweries and the passion behind each and every brew.
Name of first crush/kiss?
Favorite instrument and why?
Guitar. WSMFP.
Tattoos?
Nope, mom would kill me. Although I have some in mind.
If you were a Disney Princess, which one would you be?
Fa Mulan
What are the 5 things you can’t live without?
Beer, Guitars (multiple), my doggies, spectacles, water.
What’s the most outrageous thing you've ever done?
Lived under a bridge in Yosemite for a couple months. (it was a super nice bridge) #dirtbagclimber
If you were a pizza, what would be on top of you?
Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, Red Onion, Pineapple.
What is your favorite song and why?
Bela Fleck - Big Country - No matter where I am and what I am doing it reminds me of the beautiful mountains and freedoms that lie within.
What’s your most outrageous habit?
Laying my spectacles on the floor beside my bed only to wake up and step on them.
What’s the weirdest thing in your fridge?
Meatless chicken
If you could be a fictional character, who would you be?
Vampire Obi-Wan Kenobi - So I don't age.
If you had a warning label, what would it say?
"Don't do it."
What’s your ideal meal?
Chicken Tikki Masala
What is your spirit animal?
Great Horned Owl
If you could be one animal, which one and why? Great Horned Owl. Ability to take down prey larger than themselves, maneuverability through the trees, and the fact that they are covered with extremely soft feathers that insulate them against the cold of winter.
If you were a donut, which would you be?
My Lady Bakery - Tifton, GA - Plain Glazed.
What would your rapper name be?
Lil Reggie
Who would you most like to have a beer with?
Paul Hoffman - Greensky Bluegrass.
Favorite book?
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Favorite vacation spot to date?
Naxos, Greece.
Spirit cheese?
Truffle Gouda
What’s your ideal weekend? Traveling through the mountains and exploring new places with my companions.

BARTENDER/SOCIAL MEDIA GURU/ASPIRING NBA ALL STAR | Nashville, TN

BARTENDER/SOCIAL MEDIA GURU/ASPIRING NBA ALL STAR | Nashville, TN

Daniel “BUCKETS” Miller-McLemore

Gateway craft beer? New Belgium 1554
Name of first crush/kiss?
Hermione Granger/Kelsie Kestner
Tattoos?
God no, I’m scared shitless of needles.
If you were a Disney Princess, which one would you be?
Belle, because living in a French mountain village would be awesome. And also because Hermione Granger plays her in the new Disney adaptation.
What are the 5 things you can’t live without?
Biking, friends/fam, my pups, beer, laughter.
What’s the most outrageous thing you've ever done?
Accidentally breaking my friends nose in a voluntary Thai boxing match on a Thailand island with no nearby medical facilities to speak of.
If you were a pizza, what would be on top of you?
Black olives, all the meats, and so much melty cheese.
Are you the best Nintendo 64 gamer in Breckenridge?
Undoubtedly
What is your favorite song and why?
Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It, Will Smith
What’s your most outrageous habit?
Sneaking Chipotle burritos into the movies. Please don’t tell.
What’s the weirdest thing in your fridge?
If you could be a fictional character, who would you be?
Hermione Granger
If you had a warning label, what would it say?
“Fragile. Handle with care.”
What’s your ideal meal?
Heaping piles of chocolate chip pancakes, Belgian waffles drizzled in syrup, trays of perfectly crisped bacon and juicy sausages with a side of biscuits and gravy and a never-ending mimosa.
What is your spirit animal?
A hippogriff
If you could be one animal, which one and why?
If you were a donut, which would you be?
Chocolate iced cream filled eclair. And not one of those gross custard filled ones.
What would your rapper name be?
DJ Dr. Bucketzzz
Who would you most like to have a beer with?
Favorite book?
Harry Potter
Favorite vacation spot to date?
Granada, Spain
Spirit cheese?
Mozzarella
What is your ideal weekend?

BARTENDER/EVENT COORDINATOR/BASICALLY EVERYTHING ELSE | Rochester Hills, MI

BARTENDER/EVENT COORDINATOR/BASICALLY EVERYTHING ELSE | Rochester Hills, MI

Erin Socks

Gateway craft beer? Backcountry Telemark IPA
Name of first crush/kiss?
Justin Timberlake/Xena Warrior Princess
Favorite instrument and why?
Drums...have you heard Phil Collins?!
Tattoos?
Two words. Ass sleeve.
If you were a Disney Princess, which one would you be?
A ginger with no soul...Ariel of course.
What are the 5 things you can’t live without?
Sunshine, humor, exercise, family, mountains
What’s the most outrageous thing you've ever done?
Gortex Grand Traverse Skimo Race/heli boarding in AK...or ya know, beer bonging live goldfish.
If you were a pizza, what would be on top of you?
A box to keep me warm.
What is your favorite song and why?
Morning wake up- Patti LaBelle - New Attitude; Working out- Eminem Recovery Album; Truck driving- Jason Aldean- Dirt Road Anthem
What’s your most outrageous habit?
Enjoying the *NSYNC Christmas album year round
What’s the weirdest thing in your fridge?
Glow sticks
If you could be a fictional character, who would you be?
Tom Sawyer
If you had a warning label, what would it say?
“Party in a box”
What’s your ideal meal?
Eggs, Bacon, Whiskey
What is your spirit animal?
Mermicorn
If you could be one animal, which one and why? Bear: to hang with all the greats...Teddy, Smokey, Yogi, Winnie, Gummy, Fozzie, Baloo, Paddington and the whole Berenstain fam
If you were a donut, which would you be?
SPRINKLES!!!!
What would your rapper name be?
Not “what” but is...Big E ya heard
Who would you most like to have a beer with?
Dolly Parton and The Rock
Favorite book?
Summer by Alice Low
Favorite vacation spot to date?
Ilha Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Spirit cheese?
A brick sized block of extra sharp cheddar..with a side of smoked Gouda
What is your ideal weekend? Get my sweat on, play outside, drink good beer, repeat

ASSISTANT BREWER/FUTURE DAD BOD | Plainfield, IL

ASSISTANT BREWER/FUTURE DAD BOD | Plainfield, IL

Jacob Johnson

Gateway craft beer? Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, Half Acre Brewing, Chicago IL.
Name of first crush/kiss?
Winnie from The Wonder Years, I never kissed her though.
Favorite instrument and why?
Drums, it is a difficult instrument that I have always wanted to own but cost too much and never had the space.
Tattoos?
Never
If you were a Disney Princess, which one would you be?
Ariel, I had a pet crab or 6 all named Sebastian.
What are the 5 things you can’t live without?
In no peticular order: Dogs, Music, Mountains, Friends, and Wife
What’s the most outrageous thing you've ever done?
Moved from Chicago to Colorado in the span on 10 days after getting a new job, I had never been to Colorado before my first day of work.
If you were a pizza, what would be on top of you?
It is would be from Pequod's Pizza, I'd have extra cheese, sausage (flattened, not balls), pepp, and onions.
What is your favorite song and why?
Try A Little Tenderness, Otis Redding. It was the first dance song of our wedding.
What’s your most outrageous habit?
When I make lists I have to use an Oxford Comma.
What’s the weirdest thing in your fridge?
Rocks
If you could be a fictional character, who would you be?
Max Weinbergof the E Street Band, I know he's real but his drumming is unreal.
If you had a warning label, what would it say?
Achtung: Ich werde dich beim Trinken umarmen
What’s your ideal meal?
Thanksgiving
What is your spirit animal?
A dog that has just ran or rolled through mud that was told not to do that because there are no towels in the car.
If you could be one animal, which one and why?
See above.
If you were a donut, which would you be?
Long John, cream filled.
What would your rapper name be?
Sebastian Darlington, or is that my porn name. Works for both.
Who would you most like to have a beer with?
Barack Obama or one of my dogs in human form.
Favorite book?
Goodnight Moon
Favorite vacation spot to date?
Jasper, AB
Spirit cheese?
Prairie Breeze Amish Cheese
What is your ideal weekend?
4x4 somewhere with beers and then camping after catching some fish.