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Ever find yourself drinking a Bonfire Brewing beer and wonder, ‘how the heck did this happen?’ Well, read on, friend!

In the beginning…

Amazon. Microsoft. Apple. Bonfire Brewing. What do they have in common? They all started in a garage, of course! The original garage was quite small, and held a makeshift homebrew system on wheels that could be pushed out of the way to make room to park a car. A series of larger garages followed, ushering in a series of larger brewing systems, and as they say…the rest is history. 

Who makes it happen?

bonfire team

These folks make our world go round. No really, if Bonfire beer makes you happy, find one of these folks and thank them!

Andy jessen

Most everyone knows him as El Jefe, and before you know it, he’ll be the boss of you too! He loves Mexican Wrestling, unique Subarus of a certain “mature” age, and Brew Dog Wilma. He’s allergic to bullshit, and probably works harder than you 110% of the time. You’re fired! 

dylan o'malia

Also known as Dijon, Doodle, Dill Pickle, Dy-lon, and Quesadylan, he’s the science wiz of the brew crew. You’ve heard the saying silent but deadly? Well Dylan is silent but jovial. He prefers his puns to be intended, and only drinks beer on two occasions: when it’s his birthday and when it’s not. 

kira carlton

This one’s quite a pineapple – Hawaii grown and sweet as can be! She cares so deeply that she feels bad for seedless watermelons…because what if they wanted babies? Her dogs are her life, and you’d have to sift through a mountain of gold before you find her dirt. Perfect has 7 letters, and so does Kiraaaa. Coincidence? We think not. 

Jordan Sousan

He’s just a boy, standing in front of the taps, asking you to share a beer with him. Proud supporter of dangling from tall trees and sharp rocks, and believes that knowledge is like underwear: important to have but not necessary to show off. Ask him how big his truck is!

Taylor Rasmussen

Multiple personalities? Or a degree in theater? We’ll let you be the judge. They were briefly seduced by the late nights and bright lights of the Big Apple, but then a move to the Colorado mountains had Taylor ensnared in just a New York minute. Some might say they’re quirky, but we say they’re sassy, classy, with a touch of badassy!

amanda jessen

She’s bad to the bone, without a bad bone in her body. Usually found in one of two forms: Athleisured or Fancy AF. She slays every day with a power drill in one hand and spray glitter in the other, and probably got more accomplished after you went to bed last night than most people do in a week. 

andie wooster

Full time dog mom, aspiring professional bowler, and brunch enthusiast who has never been a millionaire but knows she’d be an expert at that too. Originally from Texas, her new life in Colorado keeps her busier than a cat covering crap on a marble floor, and happier than a hog in mud. Well bless your heart, aren’t you precious?

doug fenske

If you don’t like cheese and the Green Bay Packers, are you even living? He’s a crooner turned beer slinger with the voice of an angel and the body of a gladiator (insert finger guns here). Just a regular stud muffin looking for his cupcake. Fly fishing and chill?

Casey Lammert

A local as true as our brews, Casey is the Valley girl you wish you were. She’ll out ski you with 10 little ones close behind, and is braver than an Ice Road Trucker. She used to be addicted to the hokey pokey, but then she turned herself around. Please don’t invite her to any more weddings.

Brew Cat Simon

Casually walks around like he owns the place and we let him believe he does. Bonfire CEO and supurvisor, is a professional at taking naps and catching mice (well sometimes). Goes from 0 to 100 real quick.

Fred Searles

New to the Bonfire crew, Fred is a man of mystery and power, whose power is exceeded only by his mystery. Currently building out his Ford Transit so he and Peyton can live that sweet sweet #vanlife…because camping is INTENTS! He’s been called a dreamer, a hoper and a sugar coated idealist, but he’d like to think he’s more optimistic than that. 

cheyenne richardson

Colorado unicorn. Cat obsessed…umm have you seen Brewcat Simon’s toes? She doesn’t always spend her entire paycheck in 2 days, but when she does, it’s a festival weekend. Want to know what ice feels like? Ask her the difference between a .jpg and a vector. 

nicole currence

She’s a sweet southern belle that can turn tough as nails faster than you can say “bless your heart”. She finds her home in nature and says bad weather never matters, because Nicole brings her own sunshine wherever she goes! Fueled by homecooked meals, caffeine, and a love for all things canine.

david schiotis

If you think ambulances are just for sick people, you haven’t met David. He made one into his home! But while he may sleep in a box topped with lights and sirens, he actually LIVES in the sky…that’s right – he’s a pilot! And his many skills don’t stop there – he’s also a videographer with top notch pint slinging skills.

Wilma

May have a case of the wiggles. Doesn’t really care what’s going on unless you have a treat. Did we mention she has a foot fetish?

Tanner Williams

They call him “Toots”, and chasing snowflakes is his mission…is it winter yet? Gets annoyed when forced to take off his snowboard and wear real shoes. He’s a bartending ninja with the heart of a lion who thinks his guitar is a part of his wardrobe. Can we get this guy a dog already? Whatever you do, don’t mention his resemblance to Lord Farquaad.

Amber Griggs

She’s a determined dreamer who will confirm that her home state of Virginia is, in fact, for lovers. But don’t get all romantic just yet — Virginia is also for fearless female bartenders bursting with badassery. Live music is her spirit animal, and she pretty much wrote the book on fashionable fanny packs.

adrienne templeton

Has the mind of a chef and the heart of a brewer, wrapped up in a tiny but mighty package. She hiked more miles last week than you did last year, and can lift a keg with just her little finger. Insists that soy milk is actually just regular milk introducing itself in Spanish. 

Shawna Wood

Shawna hails from the midwest, and says that anyone who has time for drama is just not gardening enough. In a world of average, this girl is savage! She has the greenest thumb, the biggest heart, and the environment is her passion. Wanna know more? Grab your paddle board and meet her at the lake!

Autumn

Is having more fun than you 110% of the time. Went on 5 hikes this weekend and still isn’t tired. Want to find her in a crowd? Just look for the tail. 

Who makes it happen?

bonfire team

These folks make our world go round. No really, if Bonfire beer makes you happy, find one of these folks and thank them!

Andy jessen

Most everyone knows him as El Jefe, and before you know it, he’ll be the boss of you too! He loves Mexican Wrestling, unique Subarus of a certain “mature” age, and Brew Dog Wilma. He’s allergic to bullshit, and probably works harder than you 110% of the time. You’re fired! 

Amanda Jessen

She’s bad to the bone, without a bad bone in her body. Usually found in one of two forms: Athleisured or Fancy AF. She slays every day with a power drill in one hand and spray glitter in the other, and probably got more accomplished after you went to bed last night than most people do in a week. 

Fred Searles

New to the Bonfire crew, Fred is a man of mystery and power, whose power is exceeded only by his mystery. Currently building out his Ford Transit so he and Peyton can live that sweet sweet #vanlife…because camping is INTENTS! He’s been called a dreamer, a hoper and a sugar coated idealist, but he’d like to think he’s more optimistic than that.

Tanner Williams

They call him “Toots”, and chasing snowflakes is his mission…is it winter yet? Gets annoyed when forced to take off his snowboard and wear real shoes. He’s a bartending ninja with the heart of a lion who thinks his guitar is a part of his wardrobe. Can we get this guy a dog already? Whatever you do, don’t mention his resemblance to Lord Farquaad.

dylan o'malia

Also known as Dijon, Doodle, Dill Pickle, Dy-lon, and Quesadylan, he’s the science wiz of the brew crew. You’ve heard the saying silent but deadly? Well Dylan is silent but jovial. He prefers his puns to be intended, and only drinks beer on two occasions: when it’s his birthday and when it’s not. 

andie wooster

Full time dog mom, aspiring professional bowler, and brunch enthusiast who has never been a millionaire but knows she’d be an expert at that too. Originally from Texas, her new life in Colorado keeps her busier than a cat covering crap on a marble floor, and happier than a hog in mud. Well bless your heart, aren’t you precious?

cheyenne richardson

Colorado unicorn. Cat obsessed…umm have you seen Brewcat Simon’s toes? She doesn’t always spend her entire paycheck in 2 days, but when she does, it’s a festival weekend. Want to know what ice feels like? Ask her the difference between a .jpg and a vector.

Amber Griggs

She’s a determined dreamer who will confirm that her home state of Virginia is, in fact, for lovers. But don’t get all romantic just yet — Virginia is also for fearless female bartenders bursting with badassery. Live music is her spirit animal, and she pretty much wrote the book on fashionable fanny packs.

kira carlton

This one’s quite a pineapple – Hawaii grown and sweet as can be! She cares so deeply that she feels bad for seedless watermelons…because what if they wanted babies? Her dogs are her life, and you’d have to sift through a mountain of gold before you find her dirt. Perfect has 7 letters, and so does Kiraaaa. Coincidence? We think not. 

doug fenske

 If you don’t like cheese and the Green Bay Packers, are you even living? He’s a crooner turned beer slinger with the voice of an angel and the body of a gladiator (insert finger guns here). Just a regular stud muffin looking for his cupcake. Fly fishing and chill?

Nicole Currence

She’s a sweet southern belle that can turn tough as nails faster than you can say “bless your heart”. She finds her home in nature and says bad weather never matters, because Nicole brings her own sunshine wherever she goes! Fueled by homecooked meals, caffeine, and a love for all things canine.

adrienne templeton

Has the mind of a chef and the heart of a brewer, wrapped up in a tiny but mighty package. She hiked more miles last week than you did last year, and can lift a keg with just her little finger. Insists that soy milk is actually just regular milk introducing itself in Spanish. 

Jordan Sousan

He’s just a boy, standing in front of the taps, asking you to share a beer with him. Proud supporter of dangling from tall trees and sharp rocks, and believes that knowledge is like underwear: important to have but not necessary to show off. Ask him how big his truck is!

Casey Lammert

A local as true as our brews, Casey is the Valley girl you wish you were. She’ll out ski you with 10 little ones close behind, and is braver than an Ice Road Trucker. She used to be addicted to the hokey pokey, but then she turned herself around. Please don’t invite her to any more weddings.

David Schiotis

If you think ambulances are just for sick people, you haven’t met David. He made one into his home! But while he may sleep in a box topped with lights and sirens, he actually LIVES in the sky…that’s right – he’s a pilot! And his many skills don’t stop there – he’s also a videographer with top notch pint slinging skills.

Shawna Wood

Shawna hails from the midwest, and says that anyone who has time for drama is just not gardening enough. In a world of average, this girl is savage! She has the greenest thumb, the biggest heart, and the environment is her passion. Wanna know more? Grab your paddle board and meet her at the lake!

Taylor Rasmussen

Multiple personalities? Or a degree in theater? We’ll let you be the judge. They were briefly seduced by the late nights and bright lights of the Big Apple, but then a move to the Colorado mountains had Taylor ensnared in just a New York minute. Some might say they’re quirky, but we say they’re sassy, classy, with a touch of badassy!

Brew Cat Simon

Casually walks around like he owns the place and we let him believe he does. Bonfire CEO and supurvisor, is a professional at taking naps and catching mice (well sometimes). Goes from 0 to 100 real quick

Wilma

May have a case of the wiggles. Doesn’t really care what’s going on unless you have a treat. Did we mention she has a foot fetish?

Autumn

Is having more fun than you 110% of the time. Went on 5 hikes this weekend and still isn’t tired. Want to find her in a crowd? Just look for the tail.

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