Jester King Craft Brewery

Two New Brewers at Jester King!

We’re excited to announce that two new brewers have joined us at Jester King — Averie Swanson and Ismael Salas. Averie and Ismael are joined by Head Brewer Garrett Crowell and Head of the Jester King Barrel Program/Brewer Adrienne Ballou to compose the four person brewing team at Jester King.

Averie began volunteering at Jester King in February of 2013, helping out on bottling days. After completing a six month apprenticeship where she learned about our beer making process and philosophy, she was hired as a Brewer. In addition to making beer, Averie heads our volunteer program, is in charge of beer education for our tasting room staff, and is presently revising our brewery manual. You’re also likely to see her giving one of our weekend brewery tours. She is a certified Cicerone and hails from Houston, Texas.

Averie Swanson

Ismael Salas has been with Jester King since 2011. He originally helped with cellar operations before being promoted to Warehouse Manager. During his time at Jester King, Ismael developed a love of making beer and began homebrewing in his spare time. In February of 2014, he was promoted to a Brewer. Ismael is from Austin, Texas.

Ismael Salas