I became enamored with craft beer and home brewing during my college years at Trinity University. I decided to pursue brewing professionally shortly after getting my undergrad degree; my first brewing job was with Joey Villareal at Blue Star Brewing Company while studying the UC Davis extension program. I then went though the full Siebel Institute program in Spring 2004. I opened The Covey Restaurant & Brewery in April 2006, serving fine cuisine and craft beer that was awarded many accolades. I closed the Covey in October 2010, and began working for Newlands Systems Inc., one of the world’s premier brewery equipment manufacturers. My job title as Technical Brewing Services consisted mainly of installing and troubleshooting NSI equipment around the globe. While at NSI, I learned first hand from many talented mechanical and software engineers, fabricators, and above all, the president and brewmaster Brad McQuhae. After two years at NSI, I opened Community Beer Co. in Dallas, TX with founder Kevin Carr in December 2012.
I’m a God-fearing, seventh generation Texan, avid hunter, a five time All-American skeet shooter, a husband of nine years to my wife Kelly, and father to my most precious creations: my three sons Jack, Fritz and Will.