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Our Simple Mission

To create small batch traditional beers, as well as handcrafted barrel-aged blends that will inspire enthusiasts, as well as aficionados, worldwide.

 

The Company

 

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Mike Rodriguez || Head Brewer || Co-founder/Owner

Mike began brewing in Kansas City, MO. at the Power Plant Brewery in 2000, but his career really took off when he left to become a brewer at Boulevard Brewing Co. in 2002. He was at Boulevard for six years when his growing passion for brewing lead him to Port/The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, CA. There he became head brewer for over four years. While at Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey, Mike created the Mongo Double IPA, which is still currently in production.

Mike left Port/The Lost Abbey to consult the opening of, and become head brewer at Mason Ale Works in Oceanside, CA. There, Mike developed most of Mason’s original recipes (Jambi/Cash/Charlie Hustle), which are all still in production. The beer, Charlie Hustle, recently won a Gold Medal at the San Diego International Beer Festival.

Throughout his successful brewing career, under his watch, Mike has won a multitude of awards recognizing his skills and attention to detail as a top-quality craft brewer. At the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, the largest commercial brewing competition in the United States, his brews have collectively won three Gold medals, four Silver medals, and six Bronzes. At the World Beer Cup, also while Mike was head brewer, The Lost Abbey won a Gold and a Bronze medal in 2012, as well as a Silver medal for Port Brewing a few years prior to those honors.

Mike has collaborated with many top names in the brewing industry and has both shared and obtained profound knowledge from some of the most well-respected brewers in the world. Some of his collaborations include: Brasserie De La Senne (Brussels, Belgium), Amager Bryghus (Denmark), Brewdogs (Scotland), Sierra Nevada (Chico, California), New Belgium Brewing Co. (Fort Collins, Colorado), Ale Apothecary (Bend, Oregon). And Mike’s collaboration with Amager for the Wookiee IPA is still currently in production.

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Tyler Johansen || The All Around Man || Co-founder/Owner

Is responsible for overseeing business operations. That’s code for doing anything that needs to be done. From setting up our LLC to designing the glycol system to going toe-to-toe with the city and licensing boards – Tyler is the default fixer/doer.

In another life Tyler was a CPA with over 10 years of tax and accounting experience. Tyler graduated from Arizona State University, with a BS in accounting and a Masters in Taxation. After college, Tyler spent six years between PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and KPMG. Currently, Tyler works for Driscoll’s in Watsonville doing HR and Recruiting and now thinks he might be a berry farmer someday.

Tyler is also our family man – A beautiful wife Karissa, the hardest working toddler- Jack, and little girl on the way – Kalei.

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William Moxham || Sales & Marketing Strategist || Co-Founder/Owner

Is the overseer of the Woodhouse brand, advertising campaigns, as
well as the general aesthetics of the tasting room. William has a BFA in graphic design & illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute.

Before pursuing a foothold in the craft beer industry, William had
been a freelance web/graphic designer since 2001, a professional musician, visual artist, and
photographer, and had also worked for Apple Computers as a Creative for over seven years.

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Ken Kieffer || Co-founder/Owner

Ken has been working in technology for over 20 years,
with most of that time spent in the telecom sector. Ken graduated from the University of
Missouri, Kansas City with a BA in English and a BS in Computer Science, all while working full
time with Sprint as a Telecom Design Engineer. In addition to working at Sprint, Ken has been
involved in various different entrepreneurial pursuits, including rental investment properties and IT consulting. In addition to handling all Woodhouse's IT needs, Ken helps take on whatever tasks come our way and is great at keeping the team grounded. After all, it was Ken’s ever-growing passion for craft beer that pulled him into the industry.