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.
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!
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.
I can name my entire kindergarten class alphabetically by first name
I never turn down a last-minute flight anywhere NEW! if you haven’t checked out Colombia – go book a flight ASAP
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.
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….
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
Sipping stouts or porters while swashbuckling and playing video games.
My wife and Ialso enjoy rescuing animals, and love our pit-bull mixed breed dogs and parrots.
Where my friends are, or in the Adirondacks at my cabin in upstate NY. Ideally both.
Probably reading some kind of nonfiction book or hanging with my dog, Murph.
Sierra Nevada Celebration. And homebrewing.
I won the schoolwide geography bee in 7th grade.
Asheville. Mountains and beer. Enough said.
Both. I have a dog and a cat who sometimes get along.
Pour Taproom in downtown Wilmington, NC
I bartended at a craft beer taproom one summer and I have been hooked ever since.
Gotta go with that Applewood Smoked because I don’t trust those Canadians LOL
Surround myself with nature, dogs, and great beer & wine.
Teleportation; I’ll never be late to work again.
The Grand Tetons might just be the most beautiful place in the world.
I try to keep many “embers in the fire” so something can catch the blaze. Graduate School and homesteading take up most of my time.
Bonfire with some lovely people who can join in on the drum circle and howling at the moon.