Our Team

Garett Lockhart

Garett Lockhart

President

Garett immigrated to the United States from southern California and came to Atlanta Brewing (then Red Brick) in December of 2010. Growing up around such a thriving beer scene inspired him, and Garett would eventually take his passion to Siebel Institute in Chicago, one of the few true brewing schools in the country. He came to ABC after a stint volunteering with Crawford Moran at Five Seasons and was promoted to Brewmaster in 2013. He assumed the role of president in July 2015. Garett says that his favorite aspect of working at the brewery is the freedom to create new beers. He also says the best kind of beer is free beer. Can’t argue with that. When he’s not running the brewery, you will find him at home, spending time with his wife and three young daughters, and occasionally kayaking.

Eric Collier

Eric Collier

Brewer
How long have you been with ABC?

Joined the family in July of 2012 because I wanted to get involved in the professional brewing industry after 10 years of home brewing on the high seas

What do you do in your spare time?

Sipping stouts or porters while swashbuckling and playing video games.

Anything else?

My wife and Ialso enjoy rescuing animals, and love our pit-bull mixed breed dogs and parrots.

Jake Sullivan

Jake Sullivan

Cellarmen
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO DRINK A BEER?

Where my friends are, or in the Adirondacks at my cabin in upstate NY. Ideally both.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU AREN'T AT THE BREWERY?

Probably reading some kind of nonfiction book or hanging with my dog, Murph.

HOW WEW YOU INTRODUCED TO THE WORLD OF CRAFT BEER?

Sierra Nevada Celebration. And homebrewing.

Josh Lyons

Josh Lyons

Lead Packaging Technician
WHAT IS SOMETHING INTERESTING THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I won the schoolwide geography bee in 7th grade.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?

Asheville. Mountains and beer. Enough said.

MANS BEST FRIEND - DOG OR CAT?

Both. I have a dog and a cat who sometimes get along.

Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith

Production Assistant
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO DRINK A BEER?

Pour Taproom in downtown Wilmington, NC

HOW WERE YOU INTRODUCED TO THE WORLD OF CRAFT BEER?

I bartended at a craft beer taproom one summer and I have been hooked ever since.

MANS BEST FRIEND - DOG OR CAT?

DOG!

IF ONLY ONE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE... HAM, CANADIAN BACON, OR THICK CUT APPLEWOOD SMOKED BACON?

Gotta go with that Applewood Smoked because I don’t trust those Canadians LOL

Christiane Arguello

Christiane Arguello

Marketing and Events Manager
WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?

I never turn down a last-minute flight anywhere NEW! if you haven’t checked out Colombia – go book a flight ASAP 

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU AREN’T AT THE BREWERY?

A perfect day off would start at a local coffee shop, go for a hike with my Golden (Yoda) & my Yorkie (Bella), take some dope pictures, and end the day by checking out a new brewery or a good cocktail bar.

TELL US SOMETHING INTERESTING/FUNNY ABOUT YOURSELF

I went to Oktoberfest in Munich and on the way back got lost for 2 hours… made it back alive though! Unless I’m writing this from the beyond….

Daniel Prendergast

Daniel Prendergast

Taproom Manager
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU AREN’T AT THE BREWERY?

Surround myself with nature, dogs, and great beer & wine.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Teleportation; I’ll never be late to work again.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT?

The Grand Tetons might just be the most beautiful place in the world.

Hannah Williford

Hannah Williford

Director of Accounting and HR
If you could switch jobs with anyone at Atlanta Brewing who would it be and why?

I’d switch with someone in sales! They get to meet all kinds of people at beer events and if I had to sell something, beer would be it!

What’s the craziest thing you have ever done?

I’ve done a 12 hour Ultra run (twice!) It pushes my physical and mental limits, and I love that! I try to do the same race annually.

Name your weirdest talent.

I can name my entire kindergarten class alphabetically by first name