People of AI

Morgan Cox

 

Co-Founder | Brewmaster

Morgan has been brewing beer and working in the industry for over 20 years. He is still a hands-on guy with a real daily presence in the brewery. Tough, innovative, and passionate, Morgan is our fearless leader as we continue to challenge ourselves and the brewery.

Stephen Lopas

 

Co-Founder | Sales | Distribution

Steve and Morgan started Ale Industries together almost 7 years ago and since then they have both worn many hats. Steve is currently our Sacramento Sales Representative and his favorite Ale Industries beer is Mexi-Belgo, a soured "molé-beer" from years ago.

Fun Fact: Steve has, in the presence of brewery personal, broken 20% of the bones in his fingers and various other body parts. His nickname is Stevil Knieval.

Joel Granholm

 

Office Manager

Joel is our Office Manager / Numbers Wizard. Joel has been with AI for four years and is a big reason we are where we are today. He is a hilarious and quiet person. His favorite beer is Uncle Jesse and he has no Fun Facts because he trusts no one.

Joseph Gudino

 

Marketing Director

My name is Joseph and I am the Marketing Director here at Ale Industries! I've been with the company for over two years and couldn't think of anything else I would rather be doing. My favorite AI selection is Golden State Of Mind because it changed how I thought about beer.

Fun Fact: I lived in Spain, can't wait to return!

Keith Ellis

 

Taproom Manager

Keith Ellis (Taproom General Manager) is our fearless taproom leader, he curates the wonderful local art on our walls,  organizes killer musical performances, and is the official "dream-maker" when it comes to throwing your own private event in the brewery. His favorite beer is Golden State Of Mind!

Fun Fact: You can also spot Keith working local farmers markets in the Bay Area on weekends!

Ryan Norris

 

Sales Manager

Our charming Sales Manager - Ryan Norris! He is always out & about all over the Bay Area, building relationships with our accounts, and ensuring that the overall experience of buying beer from Ale Industries is top notch! Ryan's favorite beer is Rye'd Piper because... well, no one really knows, the man is a mystery. It's not even what he is drinking in the photo...

Fun Fact: Ryan is always ready for his close up.

Richard Angeles

 

Operations Manager

Richard Angeles, our badass Operations Manager! He oversees the production team & makes sure the flow of beer heading out of the brewery is fresh, uninterrupted, and delicious. His favorite beer is Cherry Harvest Kush because "it is tart & crisp."

Fun Fact: Richard totally nails UsherRKelly songs at karaoke.

Dylan Cardiff

 

Brewer

Dylan is in charge of our sours, barrel-aged beers, and making sure every barrel gets celebrity treatment. He is a talented brewer and is always there with a helping hand. Dylan's favorite beer is Rye'd Piper because he feels "it has something to satisfy everyone... it's got all the things you could want rolled up into one."

Fun Fact: Dylan moonlights as a geologist (he sometimes has rocks in his pockets at the brewery). He is currently measuring fault lines in the Bay Area.

Prince Saruhan

 

Fulfillment Specialist

Prince is a relatively new addition to AI, but he fit our vibe and tribe so well he instantly became a favorite. Favorite beer: why choose one when you can have two! His faves are Cherry Kush & La Nina Fresa. They're two beers that show how funky Ale Industries can get. Also, they go great together.

Fun fact: Prince briefly left us for the wild of Southeast Asia but couldn't stay away from the fam too long. Although he is crazy afraid of the water, he swam with the sharks!

Gabriel DeLeon

 

Bartender

We have had the pleasure of Gabe's company for a few months now and even though he is involved in more awesome nightlife events than we can keep track of, he spends his daylight hours with us being the most awesome bartender a beer-drinker could ask for. His favorite beer is #AussieKiss because it punches you in the face!

Fun Fact: Gabe's about to be a part-time drag queen, part-time bartender (aka drag tender) at The Port Bar.

Andrea Davis

 

Bartender

Although she is one of the newest members of our tribe she has quickly become a favorite. You can find her behind the bar droppin' craft beer knowledge. Her choice Ale Industries beers are La Niña Fresa & Cherry Harvest Kush.

Fun Fact: Andrea only drinks water that has gone through a brewery first.

Mara Hightman

 

Bartender

Mara is one of our newest hires, she has been with us a few weeks, and is already at home behind the bar. Make sure you say hey and grab a beer with her soon! Her favorite beer is East Bay IPA!