Our Team

Garett Lockhart

Garett Lockhart


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.

Andy Sadler

Andy Sadler

Operations Analyst
Favorite style of beer

A stout or porter

Craziest thing you have ever done

Thru-hike the Appalachian Trail despite never having been backpacking before

Favorite part of working at ABC

Working for a company that produces consistently excellent beer with a staff that works together tremendously to get the job done

Cameron Davis

Cameron Davis

Marketing Director
What’s your favorite place to drink a beer?

On the beach with friends

What did you do before coming to ABC?

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

What do you do when you aren’t at the brewery?

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

Eric Collier

Eric Collier

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.

Gavin McKenna

Gavin McKenna

Director of Brewing Operations
How were you introduced to the world of craft beer?

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.

What are some of your favorite things to do that are non-beer related?

Hiking and exploring with my wife, Elizabeth and our dog Willie. And food fermentations.

Tell us something this is interesting about you –

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.

Geritt Hamilton

Geritt Hamilton

Production Engineer
What brought you to ABC?

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.

Of the 4 main ingredients in beer (water, hops, yeast, and malt) do you have a favorite and why?

The stalwart backbone of any beer, the malts. They present a staggering, almost dizzying array of flavors all along the beer spectrum.

What hobbies do you have outside of brewing?

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.

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

Matt Wells

Matt Wells

Sales Director
What did you do before coming to ABC?

I spent 4yrs as the Lead Brewery Rep. with Bell’s Brewery and most recently as a rep. for Left Hand Brewing Co. covering GA, AL and TN.

How were you introduced to the world of craft beer? What is your favorite style of beer?

When I was 21, I took a job waiting tables at a restaurant/bar with 160+ beers on draft. I was absolutely blown away by the variety of American Craft and imports and quickly became obsessed with learning everything I could. The rest is history.

I’ve always leaned toward hoppy or sour styles. I’m enjoying Kolsch a lot recently!

Tell me something interesting about yourself that you would like to share…

I’ve decided that my Spirit Animal is a Golden Retriever: I never meet a stranger, great with kids and I’m relatively housebroken.

Shane Ruppert

Shane Ruppert

Sales Representative
How were you introducing to the world of craft brewing?

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.

What are some of your favorite things to do that are non-beer related?

Anything baseball related, watching Seinfeld re-runs, and attempting to write short story fiction.

Tell us something interesting/funny about yourself

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.

Zach Wakefield

Zach Wakefield

What is your favorite Atlanta brew?

Vanilla Gorilla

Do you have any kids?

I’m married with 2 dog children – a black lab and a brittany spaniel

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Fire power

Adrianna Dukes

Adrianna Dukes

Taproom & Events Manager
What did you do before joining ABC?

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!

What do you do when not at work?

I love getting out with friends for hiking adventures! I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail in 2020!

What is something no one knows about you?

I used to compete in flower arranging competitions. I may have won 2nd place in the mall competition. No big deal.