the team.

the team.

Brian Cendrowski
Co-Founder & Governor

Entrance music: Pick up the Pieces by Average White Band
What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you and to hear the lamentations of their women.
First beer I liked: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Proudest beer achievement so far: To have someone come up to me at a beer festival and say they heard they had to try the ghost pepper beer.
Remember: To make time to do more of what you love.

Nicole Cendrowski
Co-Founder & CMO

Entrance music: Barracuda” by Heart
What is best in life? Carefree timelessness outdoors—solo or with family and friends.
First beer I liked: Guinness on draft
Proudest beer achievement so far: When people fondly remember specific beers of ours that they had at festivals and events before we opened—and ask for the beer by name now in our taproom.
Remember: “Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa

Doug Simmons
Taproom Manager

Entrance Music: Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd most days or “Hair of the Dog” by Nazareth on rare occasions.
What is best in life? Making a difference in someone’s life (no matter how big or small) and of family. Love being a husband and father.
First beer I liked: Miller High Life Pony beers. I won’t say how old I was, but was NOT of legal age.
Proudest beer achievement so far: Being asked and entrusted to lead and serve our awesome taproom team.
Remember: “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” (C. S. Lewis)

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes” (Oscar Wilde)

“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely” (Henry Ford)

To lead well is to serve well.

Ben Jones

Entrance music: That’s Life” by Frank Sinatra
What is best in life? Setting goals large and small, and making incremental progress towards achieving them. 
First beer I liked: Goose Island IPA
Proudest achievement so far: Having the opportunity to study music with my idols in Boston. 
Remember: Do or do not, there is no try.” – Yoda

Meredith Varn
Marketing & Music Maven

Entrance Music: “Army of Me” by Bjork 
What is best in life? An adventure in the most stunning of nature.
First beer I liked: Local Option Mourning Wood
Proudest achievement so far: Crafting the Fireforge stained glass with my father, designing Fireforge’s Deneen steins, and being part of a team that champions live music.
Remember: “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

Alex Morgan

Entrance Music: “Not Cool Anymoreby Bahamas
What is best in life? Aged ham, old cheese, heirloom tomatoes in the peak of summer, cold beer and cold oysters, Caesar dressing, perfectly cooked grilled chicken and so on…
First beer I liked: Miller High Life 40 oz. 
Proudest achievement so far: Working at Fireforge obviously. 
Remember: “It don’t pay to think too much on the things you leave behind.” – Townes Van Zandt