The Brewers

Tom Sims, Owner/Brewer Our fearless leader comes from a long line of rebels, free-thinkers, and pioneers. A fourth-generation Oregon native, he shares the restless entrepreneurial spirit of his ancestors who arrived here by conestoga wagon in the 1850s. Trained as a welder, an electrical engineer, and a school bus driver, Tom is now a brewer by trade and a handyman by necessity. He’s as likely to be fixing our leaking roof as to be making a hop addition to the next batch of IPA. Favorite Sasquatch Beer: Red Electric IRA

Tom Sims, Owner/Brewer

Our fearless leader comes from a long line of rebels, free-thinkers, and pioneers. A fourth-generation Oregon native, he shares the restless entrepreneurial spirit of his ancestors who arrived here by conestoga wagon in the 1850s. Trained as a welder, an electrical engineer, and a school bus driver, Tom is now a brewer by trade and a handyman by necessity. He’s as likely to be fixing our leaking roof as to be making a hop addition to the next batch of IPA.

Favorite Sasquatch Beer: Red Electric IRA

Mike Paladino, Head Brewer Ask Mike what his first beer experience was, and he’ll laugh and shake his head. “My first beer was a Falstaff lager in Fort Wayne, Indiana that I stole from my dad,” he says. From those humble beginnings, Mike has gone on to forge a career in the craft beer industry that has been based on innovation and quality. After a decade overseeing brewery operations for one of the bigger beer producers in Oregon, Mike came to us looking for the freedom, fun and back-breaking work of a true micro-brewery. With fifteen NABA and GABF medals to his credit, Mike brings a wealth of experience and passion to our little seven-barrel system. Favorite Sasquatch Beer: Woodboy IPA

Mike Paladino, Head Brewer

Ask Mike what his first beer experience was, and he’ll laugh and shake his head. “My first beer was a Falstaff lager in Fort Wayne, Indiana that I stole from my dad,” he says. From those humble beginnings, Mike has gone on to forge a career in the craft beer industry that has been based on innovation and quality. After a decade overseeing brewery operations for one of the bigger beer producers in Oregon, Mike came to us looking for the freedom, fun and back-breaking work of a true micro-brewery. With fifteen NABA and GABF medals to his credit, Mike brings a wealth of experience and passion to our little seven-barrel system.

Favorite Sasquatch Beer: Woodboy IPA

Steve "Woodboy" Neely, Brewer/Malcontent An Oregon-native, an avid cyclist, and a nurse, Woodboy is also our de-facto labor union representative. He speaks for the working man who wants nothing more than his own bio on the website, a beer named after him, a private parking space, and a couple fancy new conical fermenters. Despite threats from the suits in the corporate office, Woodboy continues to agitate against the tyranny of unfashionable brewer boots and the stainless-steel table that causes glare and hurts his eyes. Still, despite all of these troubles with management, he gets here at dawn and mashes in with such dedication you'd think we were paying him in real money instead of beer. Favorite Sasquatch Beer: Celilo CDA

Steve "Woodboy" Neely, Brewer/Malcontent

An Oregon-native, an avid cyclist, and a nurse, Woodboy is also our de-facto labor union representative. He speaks for the working man who wants nothing more than his own bio on the website, a beer named after him, a private parking space, and a couple fancy new conical fermenters. Despite threats from the suits in the corporate office, Woodboy continues to agitate against the tyranny of unfashionable brewer boots and the stainless-steel table that causes glare and hurts his eyes. Still, despite all of these troubles with management, he gets here at dawn and mashes in with such dedication you'd think we were paying him in real money instead of beer.

Favorite Sasquatch Beer: Celilo CDA