MEET THE FUNKERS


CO-FOUNDERS


Brad Lincoln - Co-founder & President

Nickname: B-Rad, Brad-Dad, Mistah Lincoln... *all pending actual approval from Brad*. 
What I do at Funkwerks: Co-founder & President. 
Favorite Funkwerks beer: Solenna! Though it will never be made again... Well, maybe it will. 
Before Funkwerks: I worked in public accounting. 
When I fell in love with craft beer: I was underage in the Saginaw House cellar saloon in Flagstaff, AZ. It is now defunct. My roommate was a bartender and introduced me to several beers including Cream Stout by Sam Adams. It was delicious and I never looked back. 
Favorite part of my job: It would have to be between meeting all the incredible people in the craft industry and coming in at 10:00 in the morning. 
If I could kiss a craft brewer on the head for brewing such delicious beer (besides Gordon, of course), he/she would be: Garrett Oliver but instead I accidentally spilled beer on him when Gordon and I met him a few years ago, when we crashed a party. 
The perfect Secret Santa gift: A box of expensive cheese and a kitten calendar. Laura bought me this a few years back! 
Favorite Mythical Funkwerks Beer: Deceit aged in a whisky barrel with apples from the Tree of Knowledge.

Gordon Schuck - Co-founder & Head Brewer 

Nickname: The Schuck Machine; reluctantly accepted.
What I do at Funkwerks: Co-Founder and head brewer
Favorite Funkwerks beer: Our flagship Saison would be my favorite of our mainline series. 
Before Funkwerks: I was working in Steamboat for Moots Cycles building titanium bicycle frames. 
When I fell in love with craft beer: The first craft beer I liked was Celis White. That beer inspired me to start home brewing. 
Favorite part of my job: Creating new recipes and drinking beer. 
If I could kiss a craft brewer on the head for brewing such delicious beer (besides Gordon, of course), he/she would be: Peter Bouckaert, because he is so knowledgable and he doesn't have too much hair on his head for when I kiss him. 
The perfect Secret Santa gift: A t-shirt with my face on it. 
Favorite Mythical Funkwerks Beer: A Saison made of unicorn tears. 
If I were a beer: I would be a Saison, because it's a traditional style that has creative freedom. 
Favorite beer quote: "Ah beer, the cause and solution to all of life's problems" - Homer Simpson


OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION


Natosha -  Accounting
Been a member of the funky family since April 12th, 2012. 

Nickname: Natosha
Favorite Funkwerks beer: Saison
Before Funkwerks: I was going to School.
When I fell in love with craft beer: When I started working at a brewery that makes the best beer ever!
Favorite part of my job: Hmmm, you know, inventory, paying bills, it's all great fun. 
The perfect Secret Santa gift: Gift cards, candles, and anything that smells good. :)
Favorite beer quote: My favorite beer quote today anyway…”Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.” -Henry Lawson


Michelle -  Graphic Design
Been a member of the funky family since August 24th, 2016. 

Nickname: Mich
What I do at Funkwerks: I look at fonts and Pantone swatches all day.
Favorite Funkwerks beer: Deux Funk (but Raspberry Provincial will always be my main squeeze).
Before Funkwerks: I was spilling beer and drawing letters over at Jessup Farm Barrel House.
When I fell in love with craft beer: When early years of drinking Yuengling from my dad's beer fridge turned into seeking out the hoppiest IPAs I could get my hands on in Florida.
Favorite part of my job: Lunch time? No just kidding, it's sharing the joy of great beer with my coworkers and customers.
If I could kiss a craft brewer on the head for brewing such delicious beer (besides Gordon, of course), he/she would be: The polished noggin of Jeff Albarella from Jessup Farm Barrel House!
The perfect Secret Santa gift:  Either N/A beer for cats or a gift card for cheeseburgers.
Favorite Mythical Funkwerks Beer: I'll take a Grapefruit Provincial, please.

Winky -  Mascot, model, and henchmen.
Paid in beer since 2009. 

Nickname: Big Wink
What I do at Funkwerks: Mascot, model, and henchmen.
Favorite Funkwerks beer: The ones with malt.
Before Funkwerks: I was an understudy for the Pacman ghost, Blinky.
When I fell in love with craft beer: When Funkwerks hired me to twirl signs in front of the brewery.
Favorite part of my job: The fame and satisfaction of having my photograph printed on Funkwerks T-Shirts and posters.
If I could kiss a craft brewer on the head for brewing such delicious beer (besides Gordon, of course), he/she would it be: Other brewers exist? They don't let me out very often.
The perfect Secret Santa gift: A wider office chair that accommodates my voluptuous hips.
Favorite Mythical Funkwerks Beer: Winky's Wit. I think Gordon is starting to come around to the idea.
Favorite beer quote: "It's 5 o'clock somewhere."


 TAPROOM


Lauren - Beertender & Marketing
Been a member of the funky family since June 23, 2017. 

Nickname: Lo
Favorite Funkwerks beer: Bramble or Dark Prophet
Before Funkwerks: Odds n' ends
When I fell in love with craft beer: Because it's delicious... duh. Just kidding, but in all seriousness, what's not to love?
Favorite part of my job: Interacting with fellow beer lovers, drinking tasty craft brews and of course, petting all the pups.
If I could kiss a craft brewer on the head for brewing such delicious beer (besides Gordon, of course), he/she would be: Peter Bouckaert
The perfect Secret Santa gift: Vinyl!
Favorite Mythical Funkwerks Beer: Sunshine Saison -- a lemon basil Saison
If I were a beer: Good JuJu (for obvious reasons)
Favorite Beer Quote: Not all girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Some girls are made of adventure, fine beer, brains and no fear.  


Hadley - Taproom Manager
Been a member of the funky family since May 23rd, 2018.

Favorite Funkwerks beer: Bramble!
Before Funkwerks: I bounced around
When I fell in love with craft beer: In college in Iowa City
Favorite part of my job: All the lovely people who work and play at Funkwerks
If I could kiss a craft brewer on the head for brewing such delicious beer (besides Gordon, of course), he/she would be: The folks at Half Acre in Chicago. Daisy Cutter all day!!
The perfect Secret Santa gift: Cheese of the Month Club
Favorite Mythical Funkwerks Beer: Bruinberry

Terra - Beertender and Shipping
Been a member of the funky family since November 10th, 2018.

Nickname: Terra-dactyl, Terr-bear, Bear-a-dactyl
What I do at Funkwerks: Slinging beers in the taproom! I also help with the online store and getting events details squared away.
Favorite Funkwerks Beer: Hive Mentality
Before Funkwerks:
I was serving up a bunch of beers over at The Mayor of Old town, playing around with pottery, and going to school for natural resources.
When I fell in love with craft beer: When I turned 21 and discovered all the options. I think my very first craft beer was Lost Continent double IPA from Grand Teton.
Favorite part of my job: Fellow co-workers and the regulars here are amazing. Such entertaining conversations.
If I could kiss a craft brewer on the head for brewing such delicious beer (besides Gordon, of course), he/she would be: Can I pick a brewery owner instead? Then i would pick Jensen Ackles, the star of my favorite tv show Supernatural. I am not sure if their beer is any good but he sure is handsome.
The perfect Secret Santa gift: Cheese, chocolate, beer... something to indulge in.
Favorite Mythical Funkwerks Beer: Belgian Golden ale with 24 Carat Gold flakes, served in a ruby encrusted goblet. 

Kaelyn - Beertender
Been a member of the funky family since August 20th, 2020.

Nickname: I'm open to suggestions, since I don't have one already
What I do at Funkwerks: Pour awesome beer
Favorite Funkwerks Beer: Pat & Gordon's Excellent Adventure
Before Funkwerks:
Sweetheart Winery
When I fell in love with craft beer: The first time I had Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout, it blew my mind. Before that I wasn't a big fan of beer, after having that I realized how amazing craft beer is.
Favorite part of my job: Meeting new people who love beer as much as I do!!! Getting to talk about beer all day long. Getting to try new beers all the time too. And of course, all the people I work with, the girls that sling beers with me are some of the best people I’ve had the privilege of working with!
If I could kiss a craft brewer on the head for brewing such delicious beer (besides Gordon, of course), he/she would be: Eric Wallace from Left Hand Brewery. I would never have fallen in love with beer if not for that first milk stout.
The perfect Secret Santa gift: Fun Socks! Socks are the best.
Favorite Mythical Funkwerks Beer: A “Lucky” Milk Stout brewed with Felix Felicis.


PRODUCTION


 

Scott - Brewing & Cellar Supervisor
Been a member of the funky family since December 5th, 2016. 

Nickname: Scotticus Maximus Itticus Aurelius (are nicknames supposed to be short?)
Favorite Funkwerks beer: We make beer?!!
Before Funkwerks: I was a brewer at a fantabulous brewery in Santa Cruz, CA - Discretion Brewing.  If in the area, check it out and say Scott sent ya (cue radio commercial music)!
When I fell in love with craft beer: Studying abroad in Germany - when the main option for alcoholic beverages is beer, you learn to cozy up to it!
Favorite part of my job: Winning bets against Alex!
If I could kiss a craft brewer on the head for brewing such delicious beer (besides Gordon, of course), he/she would be: Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing - we all in the brewing industry owe a lot to the guys in Chico!
The perfect Secret Santa gift: Shhhhhh...it's a secret!!!  Wait, that's not how the game works?
Favorite Mythical Funkwerks Beer: Rebecca Black Saison - for those Friday blues, when you just want to get to the weekend.
 

Parker - Brewing
Been a member of the funky family since June 22nd, 2020. 

Nickname: P-Funk
Favorite Funkwerks beer: Saison d'Brett
Before Funkwerks: More brewing at other breweries
When I fell in love with craft beer: When I managed a liquor store when I was 21
Favorite part of my job: Getting to have a beer with my friends
If I could kiss a craft brewer on the head for brewing such delicious beer (besides Gordon, of course), he/she would be: The brewers at Fremont Brewing
The perfect Secret Santa gift: Vinyl records
Favorite Mythical Funkwerks Beer: Bourbon Barrel Blackberry Brett Braggott

Jared - Packaging
Been a member of the funky family since June 8th, 2020. 

Nickname: J-Rod
Favorite Funkwerks beer: Raspberry Provincial
Before Funkwerks: Air Force
When I fell in love with craft beer: With pizza, after long hikes in Alaska
Favorite part of my job: The crew!
If I could kiss a craft brewer on the head for brewing such delicious beer (besides Gordon, of course), he/she would be: Scott and Gordon are the only brewers I've ever met, lucky them!
The perfect Secret Santa gift: You can't go wrong with delicious snacks
Favorite Mythical Funkwerks Beer: Grilled pineapple sour served over nitro

Athena - Packaging
Been a member of the funky family since August 7th, 2020. 

Nickname: Thene Bean, Warrior Queen
Favorite Funkwerks beer: Level 13
Before Funkwerks: Barista, bar manager, ink mixer, alpaca breeder with many travels in between. And massage therapy!
When I fell in love with craft beer: Summer of 2014. My first taste of FoCo was paired with some Odell IPA and river hangs. Instantly hooked.
Favorite part of my job: The music that Parker and Scott play during our work days, and the entire crew are just the sweetest.
If I could kiss a craft brewer on the head for brewing such delicious beer (besides Gordon, of course), he/she would be: The brewers at Weldwerks. Juicy Bits is just such a delicious beer!
The perfect Secret Santa gift: Something handmade of a copy of your favorite book.
Favorite Mythical Funkwerks Beer: Elderberry Ginger Saison

SALES



Michael - Sales
Been a member of the funky family since July 13th, 2020. 

Nickname: Mike
Favorite Funkwerks beer: Saison d'Brett
Before Funkwerks: Music
When I fell in love with craft beer: The first game-changing beers for me were New Belgium Tripel, Odell IPA and Old Rasputin from North Coast Brewing. I never turned back to boring bevies (and I never will!)
Favorite part of my job: Changing peoples minds about sours and Belgian-style beers
If I could kiss a craft brewer on the head for brewing such delicious beer (besides Gordon, of course), he/she would be: The crews at Blackberry Farms, or Hill Farmstead #drinkmoresaison
The perfect Secret Santa gift: Coffee, dark chocolate, hot sauce, beers
Favorite Mythical Funkwerks Beer: Gin barrel-aged Saison, preferably dry-hopped, too!