Brewmaster C. Andrew Brown (Andy to his friends) got into brewing the way many professional craft brewers become interested in beer, homebrewing at the young age of 20. The natural question followed: "How can I make this hobby into a career?" Brewing school came next as well as stints at breweries across the front range of Colorado and his home state of Maine. Andy has been professionally brewing award-winning beers for over ten years and guides the Wynkoop into a promising and beery future.
A retired Denver Public Schools employee, Bill now does part time but fully important work on our canning line. Bill makes sure our liquid art makes it safely into a can, a sixpack ring and then onto your local shelf. When he's not canducting at Wynkoop, Bill enjoys riding bicycles and spending quality time with his wife, sons, dogs and grand kids.
A New Jersey native (Morris Plains, to be exact), Dan is our new ace on the Wynkoop Brewing Sales/Ambassador team. Dan grew up in his family's restaurant business in Jersey, and he's also done time working with a macro beer distributor in his home state. His keen understanding of the hospitality and beer trades -- and his grade-A people skills and dynamite moustache-- made him a top draft choice for our team.
Our latest brewery staffer is one beer-loving bearcat. A Denver native, Bess was destined from a young age to be involved in craft beer. After many years of homebrewing she took the plunge and enrolled in the Siebel Institute's online course in brewing technology. During her studies, the stars aligned and Bess put in some intern time here at Wynkoop, shadowing our brewers for several batches. Her passion and burgeoning brewing skills caught our eye and we've now added Bess to our zymurgical team.
Russell Schehrer was the original brewer for Wynkoop, he helped launched our brewpub in 1988. At the time the craft beer landscape in the US was largely uncharted, and Russell was a true pioneer in the trade.
He was one of the first US craft brewers to produce mead, doppel bock, alt beer, cream stout and chili beer, and his efforts blazed significant trails for brewers to come.
He was also a big promoter of cask-conditioned beer. Russell placed beer engines and live ale in Wynkoop long before beer consumers had ever heard of them.