The Alehouse Brew Crew

Auburn Alehouse Brew Crew

Brian Ford, Auburn Alehouse Brewmaster

It’s impossible to come to any conclusion other than Brian Ford was born to be a Brewmaster, following an unrelenting path that culminated in the creation of the Auburn Alehouse.

Born in Long Beach, CA, where his father was stationed in the Navy, Brian’s family moved to Weimar when he was 11, a place he calls home today with his wife and business partner, Lisa.

A quaint foothill community off of I-80, Brian’s parents owned the Applegate Saloon in Applegate Ca, a popular roadhouse torn down in the 1990s. “As a kid I cleaned the bar for money to race dirt bikes,” he said about his first job that pointed to his future occupation.

“My parents let me sample beer at home,” Brian explained. “They had a European attitude about it, not American—I was educated about beer at the kitchen table.”

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Jennifer Talley - Lead Brewer

Jennifer has been working in the craft brewing industry for over 20 years. She started her career in 1991 in Salt Lake City as Brewmaster for Squatters Pub Brewery, moving on to Director of Research and Development for Salt Lake Brewing Company. It was there in Utah that she honed her brewing skills, clearly evident by winning over 20 medals at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup combined.

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Mike Hancock – Brewer

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Greg Tuhey – Cellarman

Greg was born right here in Auburn, CA and grew up in Colfax, where he still lives with his wife and two children. He first stared working in the industry when he landed a job working the production line at the Crsipin Cider Co. in Colfax, CA. He quickly moved into a cellarman position making ciders and performing quality tests. Crispin was purchased by Miller Coors in 2012 and it was there that he really developed the skills needed to make the jump into the craft beer side of things. After four years of cider making, he began to look around for something in the craft beer industry. He met Brian Ford and the rest is history!

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