Eat. Sleep. Brew.

Our Staff

Chad Davis

Chad Davis

  • Favorite Beer Style: Black I.P.A.
  • Favorite Beer: Wet Mountain I.P.A. (Canteen Brewhouse)
  • Favorite Movie: The Big Lebowski
  • Hobbies: Brewing, Running, Reading
  • Education: Currently attending University of New Mexico's School of Law
  • Chad is an award-winning brewer and has been with us since May 2010. He loves people and takes pride in his customer service.
  • Passed the Cicerone "Off-Flavor" Test.

Brandt Tonjes

Brandt Tonjes

  • Favorite Beer Style: Americna Amber
  • Favorite Beer: Victory Storm King
  • Favorite Movie: The Boondock Saints
  • Hobbies: Exercising, photography, and snowboarding
  • Education: Currently attending CNM
  • Brand is one of our favorite employees. He has been with us since late 2010 and has a passion for helping customers learn and enjoy the craft. We are lucky to have Brandt on the team. SWGG wouldn't be the same without him!
  • Passed the Cicerone "Off-Flavor" Test.

Ryan Babel

Ryan Babel

  • Favorite Beer Style: Reds, Stouts, Wheat-based styles (apparently Ryan likes beer!)
  • Favorite Beer: Uppercut I.P.A. (Boxing Bear Brewery), Double White (Marble Brewery)
  • Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Star Wars IV, V, VI
  • Hobbies: Brewing, hiking, video games, playing bass guitar, painting/drawing
  • Education: Attended the University of Denver and UNM undergrad programs.
  • Ryan is an awesome brewer and loves working with people. We hit a home run when Ryan joined SWGG.
  • Passed the Cicerone "Off-Flavor" Test

John Heine

John Heine

  • Favorite Beer Style: Bohemian Pilsner, Krystalweizen
  • Favorite Beer: Santa Fe Pilsner, Rategast Zwickel-Bier
  • Favorite Movie: The Sting, Goodfellas, Strange Brew
  • Hobbies: Brewing, Camping, Fishing, & Photography (when he's not on his mountain bike!)
  • Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, pursuing MBA at Anderson School of Management
  • A Certified Cicerone!

Matthew Eridon

Matthew Eridon

  • Favorite Beer Style: I.P.A, Porter
  • Favorite Beer: Northern Hemisphere Harvest (Sierra Nevada)
  • Favorite Movie: Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
  • Hobbies: Brewing, Music, Hiking, Rock Climbing, & Table-Top Gaming
  • Education: Currently attending CNM, enrolled in honors program
  • Passed the Cicerone "Off-Flavor" Test.

Mark Crespin

Mark Crespin

  • Favorite Beer Style: Pale & Amber Ales
  • Favorite Beer: Fractional IPA (Lagunitas Brewing), Alien Amber (Rio Grande & Sierra Blanca Brewing)
  • Favorite Movie: Clue, Back to the Future: Part 2
  • Hobbies: Brewing, Playing/Writing Music, Camping
  • Education: CNM, Carrington, Conservatory of Recording Arts

Max Walla

Max Walla

  • Favorite Beer Style: Scottish Ale, Stout
  • Favorite Beer: Santa Fe Nut Brown
  • Favorite Movie: Gladiator
  • Hobbies: Golf, Reading, Working Out
  • Currently plays in the Milwaukee Brewers Organization
  • We are very lucky to have Max who brings his passion for craft beer to our brewshop during the offseason!