kirk NJBNorth Jetty Brewing is pleased to welcome Kirk Hurd as our new Lead brewer! We are looking forward to working with him and seeing what ideas and new beers he comes up with!

Kirk comes to North Jetty Brewing most directly from Buoy Beer Co. in Astoria, OR where he served as their first production brewer for almost two and a half years. Prior to his employment in Astoria he worked at Payette Brewing Co. in Boise, ID. Kirk was initially hired at Payette Brewing as a bartender, but quickly made his way to the brewery floor where he worked as a Cellarman before working his way to the brew deck. Unlike many brewers who spend years home brewing before making their way into the professional brewing world, Kirk’s brewing education and work experience has been in the professional production brewing arena. Kirk also worked for a number of years as a bartender at both Payette Brewing and Fat Fish Pub, a popular blues club in Galesburg, IL. He is excited to come alongside North Jetty Brewing and is eager to learn from and work with Erik and Michelle.