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—solo or with family and friends.
First beer I liked: Guinness
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: To Relax. Don’t worry. And have a homebrew.

Harvin Bedenbaugh
Harbinger of Delights

Entrance Music: Fragile” by God Is An Astronaut
What is best in life? Equality, universal healthcare, education for all… and at least one silky, warm greyhound tucked into bed beside you.
First beer I liked: Blue Moon
Proudest beer achievement so far: I once had a couple purchase two kegs based on my recommendations—no samples provided. They loved them and continued to buy other mystery kegs.
Remember: “When you can’t run, you crawl. And when you can’t crawl, when you can’t do that, you find someone to carry you.”

Ken Johnson
Assistant Brewer

Entrance music: The Recluse” by Cursive
What is best in life? When you step outside your comfort zone and feel like you’ve grown as a person, however big or little it may be.
First beer I liked: Goose Island 312 Wheat
Proudest beer achievement so far: Brewed a beer that tasted just like Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
Remember: Always be nice, free of judgment and open minded.

Catherine McElhany
COO & Consigliere

Entrance Music: The Eagle and the Hawk” by John Denver
What is best in life? A quiet moment to enjoy the beauty of life, preferably shared with those close to you.
First beer I liked: Stroh’s, which I drank out of a mini beer mug while sitting with my father on a warm afternoon. But, my first true beer love has to be Krystal Weizen from when I was living in Germany.
Proudest beer achievement so far: Being welcomed as a member of the Fireforge team!
Remember: “Be weird. Be random. Be who you are. Because you never know who would love the person you hide.” (C.S. Lewis)