The Team

The people who make the beer

garett lockhart | president & brewmaster

Garett immigrated to the United States from southern California and came to 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 Red Brick 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 | 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 Red Brick:

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

 

chris morgan | production engineer

What is your favorite brew?

I'm a lover of Belgian beer as well as hoppy wheat ales like our spring seasonal “Hop Circle”

Favorite sport?

Soccer, especially Chelsea FC, and now Atlanta United (he is a founding member - check out his awesome flag in the warehouse when you visit the brewery)

Any other hobbies?

I love snowboarding and have spent time working the slopes at Keystone Resort in Colorado.

 

CHRIS MULLEN | PRODUCTION ENGINEER

What did you do before you got into brewing?

I was a trout farmer and worked in water treatment for the city of Austin

What are your hobbies outside of brewing?

Beekeeping and fishing

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Watch out where the huskies go, don't you eat that yellow snow.

 

ELIZABETH ANDERSON | SALES REPRESENTATIVE

What did you do before coming to Red Brick?

I have been an art teacher, an intern at Zoo Atlanta, lived in a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica - and on the more boring side most recently a logistics coordinator for an international shipping company

How did you make your way to Red Brick?

I started out helping with promotional events and had a blast talking to people about beer. Soon after I found out they were hiring full time and I applied!

What do you do when you aren't selling beer?

Anything outdoors - I spend most free weekends hiking or backpacking in the mountains with my dog, appropriately named Porter.

 

eric collier | brewer

How long have you been with Red Brick?

Joined the Red Brick 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.

 

hannah williford | director of accounting and HR

If you could switch jobs with anyone at Red Brick who would it be and why?

I'd switch with Elizabeth in sales! She gets 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

 

jason topping | sales director

If you could have any job in the world and money didn't matter what would it be?

BBQ Taste Tester

What is the movie title for the story of your life?

Dumb and Dumber

What's your hidden talent?

I'm the third best freestyler from Dunwoody, GA

Extra fact: 

Sadly, Jason is lactose intolerant, so he can only enjoy our winter seasonal “Divine Bovine” by smelling it. He says, “it’s a good thing that chai is as fragrant as it is delicious.” Weep for him.  

 

jon hummel | operations manager

What do you do for fun?

Kayak fishing

What's the craziest thing you have ever done?

A midnight to 3 am whitewater rafting trip

What's one thing you cannot live without?

Bacon  

 

robert fabbrini | general manager/export sales

What was your craziest job before Red Brick?

When I was 10, I resold lost golf balls back to the golfers and I made a fortune!

What music is playing in your car right now?

German techno

Name your weirdest talent -

Juggling

 

steve anderson | head brewer

What do you like most about brewing?

I love the creativity. Getting to develop something from the ground up and see it do well in the market place is a great feeling

What do you do when you aren't at Red Brick?

I enjoy playing disc golf, mountain biking, and kayaking. Also hanging out with my wife and new baby.

Random Steve fact -

Steve is a certified Cicerone

 

zach wakefield | production engineer

What is your favorite Red Brick 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

 

The people who pour the beer

cassie morgan | beer server extraordinaire

How did you come to work at Red Brick?

I was introduced to craft beer by spending time at Red Brick, and started working with here in 2012. After being a regular for so long I figured I might as well be behind the taps.

What's your favorite day or event at the brewery?

One off Wednesdays, when everyone gets to try different ideas that the brewers have conjured up, and the employee brew off, where everyone can create their own beer following a specific theme.

What is your favorite hobby?

I am an avid snowboarder, and love traveling to Colorado every year to hit some gnarly pow-pow with my husband Chris Morgan (our production engineer). I also love reading non-fiction.