JOE GIAMBRUNO CO-FOUNDER
Joe graduated from World Brewing Academy with an Associate in Brewing Technology at Siebel Institute in 2011. He has a background in the biological sciences including Microbiology, genetics and Zoology.
“It's truly an exciting time for craft beer drinkers in Minnesota. We are seeing the craft beer scene grow and change very quickly, as Minnesota establishes itself as a destination for great local beer. It's great to be a part of a wonderful industry at this early stage and to help be one to shape it. Bring on the local beer!”
ZAC CARPENTER CO-FOUNDER
Zac graduated from the American Brewer’s Guild in July 2012 and worked at Lucid Brewing as part of the program. Zac is an award- winning homebrewer with a background in the worlds of commercial brewing and banking/finance.
“I look at craft beer as more than a product on shelves. Craft beer is a device that fosters community and socialization. Just about anyone can find something to talk about while having a beer. I believe that Minnesota is one of the most exciting places to be a beer lover. Not because we currently have the best beers or the most beers, but because we get to witness the birth of a great beer culture that will someday very soon rival the Portland and Denver scenes. Being a part of that growth is equal parts daunting and exciting, and Bad Weather Brewing Company is ready to become a pillar in this soon to be great beer producing center.”
ANDY RUHLAND - HEAD BREWER
Andy graduated from the American Brewers Guild's Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering Course in September 2013. He worked for Lucid Brewing from July 2012 to March 2015 as a Brewer/Cellarman/Filtration guru. His background is 15 years in the bicycle industry as a mechanic.
"Brewing beer is somewhat of a unique profession. It requires knowledge in many different areas. Art, Science, Engineering, Math, and problem solving are just a few of them. Every day is different and presents itself with new challenges. That's what I love about brewing. That and of course tasting the end result of each brew. To me its about quality. A fantastic, clean, consistent product. Tedious processes to give the customer what was intended each and every time. The long, hot, sweaty, dirty, 18 hour days are all worth it if the customers are happy with our products. The Minnesota beer scene is growing fast. Some may say too fast. However, go to any taproom on a Friday night and you can see there is still room for us to grow."
LUCAS GLUESENKAMP - ARTIST
Lucas Gluesenkamp is an artist living in Minneapolis. Drawing inspiration from animated films of the 1970's and 80's, his work focuses on creating eerie landscapes that appear to be still images from some unnamed and long lost film. His ultimate goal is to provide the images, and have the viewer create their own story. He likes cats, board games, and John Carpenter movies.