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IT TAKES A GREAT TEAM
TO MAKE A GREAT BREWERY

BREW TEAM

TYSON SCHIFFNER

HEAD BREWER

Tyson grew up in the Bothell/Woodinville area and returned back to the area after college.  Looking for work to maintain his Volkswagen habit he landed a job in the cellars of Redhook.  “It was just a job, I needed money to live.  I quickly realized I was part of something bigger, a great industry that I wanted to excel in!”  Head down and determined, Tyson was on the fast track to the Brew house.

Almost 7 years at Redhook and yearning for more Tyson left as lead/head brewer in search of more knowledge and excitement.  He quickly found it across the street at Chateau Ste Michelle.  “Changing gears to the wine industry was good, I learned new tools and techniques that I wouldn’t have been aware of if I stayed in beer.”  5 harvests and a Cellar Master title under his belt he would be presented with an amazing opportunity working for one of Washington’s most prestigious red winemakers, Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery.

HUNTER QUAM

ASSISTANT BREWER

A few years prior to starting work with Sumerian, I had started to home brew and that is where my passion for the craft really began, I was having a blast with it. As I was finishing college, still not quite sure what I wanted to do; I got the opportunity to come work for Sumerian. Having no previous large-scale brewing experience, I was ecstatic that the owners and Brewer were willing to take a chance on me.

Thanks to Tyson’s careful teachings and patience my passion has only continued to grow. I hope to keep brewing for many years to come and continue to create some of the finest beers around. Cheers!

TAMARA RICE

CELLARMAN / LAB

Tamara’s passion for craft beer led her to enroll in the Skagit Valley College Cardinal Craft Brewing Academy.  She was hired on as Sumerian’s cellar/lab technician after an internship that immersed her into every aspect of the brewing process.

She is also employed as the Washington Brewers Guild membership coordinator.  When she’s not immersed in the craft beer world, you’ll find her out for a paddle on her stand-up paddle board.  The physical aspects of working in the brewery setting are a perfect match, and the science of brewing fits her curious nature.  She truly is “living the dream”!

SALES TEAM/ PUB

RICK COCKERILL

LEAD SALES

25 years of industry experience
From Merchandiser to District Manager duties
Operated in off & on premise accounts
Employed at Sumerian for almost 2 years
My wife, Judy & I enjoy golfing, day hiking & traveling

BRYAN LEE

LEAD SALES

Bryan grew up in Redmond, WA and graduated from Redmond High School.  After High School, Bryan spent a short time serving in the US Navy.  He then spent an amazing 4 ½ years going to college at the one and only Washington State University.  GO COUGS! In 2005, Bryan started his craft beer career at Redhook, and went on to contribute to the growth of 7 Seas and Green Flash.  He joined the Sumerian Family in January of 2018.  When not living the craft beer sales life, Bryan enjoys time with his wife Linsey, and son Brewer.  Bryan is also an avid outdoors men, with a snow skiing addiction.

ALYSSA QUAM

PUB MANAGER

Alyssa has been with Sumerian since day one. Starting in the pub as the manager, to now working in the office, she has loved being a part of the team and the beer industry. When Alyssa isn’t in Mom mode or working, she loves drinking a good beer, camping with her family or hanging out at home to work on projects.

WANT TO BE PART OF SUMERIAN?

As we grow we are going to need more great people. So, if you think you are a good fit for Sumerian, please send us your resume, and include why you want to be part of our team.

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