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.
On the beach with friends
I have worked for a pro-sports team, managed sponsorship on a National TV show, did marketing for a college football bowl game, event marketing for Mercedes-Benz, and taught dance to kids and adults
Hanging out with my awesome dog (who is named after Bo Jackson…War Eagle), spending time with friends, crafting, watching movies, and I am on a constant search for Atlanta’s best queso
Prior to beer, I was in the music industry for 7 years. I got the opportunity to travel quite a bit during that time and fell head over heels for local and regional craft beer, sampling and experiencing what these places meant to their communities. When it was time to hang up the microphone, Craft Beer just seemed to make a lot of sense.
Homestand Pilsner —
Despite banging my head against the wall every time I hear someone refer to it as “Homestead”, it’s my go to and does right by me every time I open one.
I’ve collaborated on songs with Cappadonna and MF Doom.
I also have 6 kids.
Those two facts are not related.
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.
My best friends dad growing up in Boston was an enthusiastic homebrewer, and gave us both an enthusiasm for craft beer. I started borrowing his homebrew gear, and it clicked.
Hiking and exploring with my wife, Elizabeth and our dog Willie. And food fermentations.
I spent a year studying economics and politics in Beunos Aires, Argentina and can speak Spanish. in my past life before brewing, I was a high school teacher and football and baseball coach.
We could cover that, yes, but wouldn’t it be better to live in the now? Essentially, I’ve cast off a career in real estate to pursue my passions in the brewing arts.
The stalwart backbone of any beer, the malts. They present a staggering, almost dizzying array of flavors all along the beer spectrum.
Before making the leap from pleasure to business, I would’ve quickly said “beer”. Let’s just list sports, movies, my dog, kayaking, books, and peanuts.
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 was introduced to craft beer my freshman year of college because my roommate at the time worked at Atlanta Brewing (thank you, Zak). He would bring home short-filled bottles of Hoplanta, Blonde, and Peachtree Pale Ale and my Budweiser/Yuengling cultured palate was forever transformed.
Anything baseball related, watching Seinfeld re-runs, and attempting to write short story fiction.
Myself, my brother Drake, and sister Taryn are all named after characters from the soap opera General Hospital that my mom watched while she was pregnant and laid up on the couch. Wait, that’s not exactly funny… it may be fond of weird.
I’m married with 2 dog children – a black lab and a brittany spaniel
I worked at Roux on Canton in downtown Roswell. Roux was my introduction to the craft beer industry, and where I developed my passion for all kinds of beer!
I love getting out with friends for hiking adventures! I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2020!
I used to compete in flower arranging competitions. I may have won 2nd place in the mall competition. No big deal.