Owner & Brewmaster
Name: Doug Hyndman
Doug has been a craft beer enthusiast since 1999. Growing up in the Denver metro area he was exposed to the craft brewery scene early during the boom in the late nine. Doug’s passion for the many varieties of beer from around the world continued to grow while he was attending Clemson University earning a B.S. in Business Management in 2004. Following graduation Doug completed The American Brewers Guild and got his first job in the industry with Ska Brewing down in Durango. Jobs at Green Flash, Rock Bottom Denver, and Dry Dock followed before Doug realized a long time dream of being a brewery owner when he and Jake Minturn purchased Elk Mountain from Tom and Marcia Bell.
Owner & General Manager
Name: Jake Minturn
Jake has spent his entire career in the service industry (over 20 years) and has spent the last few years in the craft beer industry both brewing and managing. Jake grew up in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Colorado in 2009 to chase the lifestyle of sunny days, ski slopes, and the love of craft beer. He loves sports and roots for Colorado teams, but remains a loyal fan to the Cincinnati Bengals, Reds, and Ohio State Buckeyes. On his days off you can catch Jake at the gym, cycling, skiing, or at the dog park with his Australian cattle dog Layla. His favorite beer depends on the season, but he enjoys well made classic styles. Ask Jake what Colorado brewery he was first a regular patron of?
The Lead Brewer
Name: Liam MacFarlane
Liam was born in England, but has lived in the Parker/Aurora area since he was six years old. He has bounced between careers, including music, writing, television, radio, and assistant manager of a few restaurants. When Liam turned 21, he started sampling as many beers as he could get his hands on. That same year, he started home brewing with his dad. Going on his fourth year of home brewing, his job at Elk Mountain Brewing is his first official job in the industry. His favorite style of beer is imperial IPA's. And in his free time, you can catch him on the journey to find new beers, listening to music, and playing video games.
Name: Theresa Schirner
Originally from California, Theresa moved to Colorado and fell in love with the Craft Beer Industry. Her experience began at Echo Brewing as Tap Room Supervisor, Beertender and Assistant Brewer. Eager to constantly learn all things beer she has just begun homebrewing with her husband. Theresa's favorite beers include, Imperial Stouts, IPA's and anything else that fits the mood. In her free time, she loves fishing, hiking, painting, cooking and spending time with her husband, friends and dogs.