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Our Version of a Mission Statement

Martin House Brewing Company is a team of brewers, explorers, and dreamers.  We avoid tradition in favor of adventure, both in brewing and in life.  We value good ingredients and good people, and each of our beers pairs perfectly with life’s memorable moments.  We want to be the handcrafted beer you and your friends choose when celebrating your most recent adventure or planning the next one.  Martin House – Made in Texas by Texans.

Martin House Founders

The Name

The Martin House Brewing Company name comes from its Founders and from a symbol synonymous with the company’s values. The Purple Martin is a native Texan who nests in shared “houses.”  He is well-known for his aerial acrobatics, and Texans love watching him catch all of his food in flight.  Just like the folks who make and enjoy Martin House beer, the adventurous Purple Martin enjoys fellowship and good times. Martin House Brewery’s founders are proud of the fact that everything got started in the original Martin home garage. The delight we take in hands-on craftsmanship and in sharing an artisanal beer with friends and family in our neighborhood perfectly captures the essence of our brand.

Company Identity

We’re starting an adventure with friends and making great beer a way of life, and above all we’re doing it with passion. Martin House is dedicated to our core beliefs: doing what we love with our friends and having a great time doing it. In the long run, we intend to run the type of business in which our customers are simply an extension of our team and the brand.

The People

Good friends working together –it’s the key to the how our company is managed. Martin House has experienced and talented people in every area of our business who are dedicated to making the brewery a success. We consider ourselves pretty lucky to have friends like these.

Cody Martin – Founder & Brewery Engineer

Cody has an intense love of craft beer and everything it represents, and this love was the catalyst for starting Martin House Brewing.  Cody graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2005 with a degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering, and began his career with an environmental engineering company designing, building, and operating large-scale environmental remediation systems.  He has been home-brewing since 2005, and his beers have delighted his friends and family ever since. Cody was able to combine his education, professional experience and personal passion when he started Martin House Brewing Company. When he’s not making craft beer, Cody enjoys urban canoeing, building steel bridges, biking, hiking, camping, and spinning in his chair.  Read his blog introduction here.

David Wedemeier – Founder & Business Development

David signed on with Martin House after it became apparent that this was an adventure he was not going to miss.  David earned his MBA from UT Dallas in 2005, and has a BA in Business Administration from UT Dallas as well. David began his career in the telecom industry in 2006 in a sales executive training program, and went on to head several business-to-business sales teams. David enjoys doing anything outdoors including mountain biking, running, tennis, and of course enjoying a tasty Martin House brew afterwards. Read his blog introduction here.

Adam Myers – Founder & Plant Manager

Adam loves construction and building, and he loves to build it himself with blood, sweat, and bad words.  Cody, Anna, and David asked Adam to join their team shortly after the project was funded.  Adam graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2005 and worked with Cody as a civil engineer after college.  Adam and Cody developed their love for craft beer together, and Adam helped Cody with his very first batch of homebrew.  Get further inside Adam’s psyche by reading his blog introduction.

Anna Martin – Founder & President

Wine and cocktail drinker turned craft brew aficionado Anna Martin knew a brewery was in her future after buying Cody his first home brew kit as a birthday gift. Anna graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in advertising and Spanish, and then built her career in sales and marketing for both industrial and consumer products.  Anna is passionate about traveling, family/friends, cycling, running, dancing, kayaking, practicing yoga and walking her dog, Roscoe.

Asa Yoakam – Sales & Brewery Facilitator

Asa started as Martin House Brewing’s summer intern. He worked three months to prove himself and became the first employee at Martin House.  He was born and raised here in Fort Worth.  He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May of 2013 with a bachelor’s in Agribusiness and a minor in Marketing.  When Asa isn’t working, he likes to frolf, hacky sack, iron his acid wash jeans, and love on his girlfriend, Katie.   Read Asa’s blog introduction here.  Follow Asa at @TheInternMHBC

Jason Perez – Master Cellarmaster

Jason started at Martin House as a dedicated volunteer.  Helping pour beer at tours and coming in after work to run the keg washer for us.  His eagerness to empty the trash and mop the floor caught the bosses attention quickly.  Jason is a small town guy from Gorman, Texas.  Once his buddy Jeremy introduced Jason to craft beer it became an obsession.  Luckily, he has a patient and understanding wife, Kathy, that let him join the Martin House team as a delivery driver and cellar man.  Read his blog introduction here.  Follow him on Twitter @FieldOpsMHBC

Shugg – Sales & Marketing

Shugg does sales and marketing for MHBC. He’s a pretty cool guy, with an even cooler beard.  He grew up in Lufkin, Texas and got a college degree from UNT in the little D.  When he’s not slinging Martin House beer, he’s kayaking and hanging out with his brothers – Ice and Destroyer.  If you want to really get to know Shugg, you’ll have to stroke his beard.  Read Shugg’s blog introduction here.

 

James – Cellmaster

James got started on the canning line at Martin House thanks to a flexible schedule at his old job at paper warehouse. He shared some homebrew with us and it turned out that he was a great home brewer and pretty good helper around the cellar.  We brought him on full time in September of 2014 and he’s been keeping our fermentors super clean ever since. Its the best decision he’s made in a long time. Don’t tell his wonderful wife he said that.  Read his blog introduction here.

 

 

 

Josh Tree Neimand Marcus – Off Premise Master

Josh used to be a NYC boy the sold cassette tapes.  Fast forward a few years and he found himself in the beer business in Fort Worth.  We met him hanging out with friends at a bar and he seemed to have the talents needed to fill a void we had. He came on board and made our beer displays look great all over town.  In his free time, he’s a pro wrestling and roller derby enthusiast and loves coaching his girlfriend’s  kickball team. Read Josh’s blog introduction here.

 

 

 

Mike Welsh – The Can Man

Mike started at Martin House as a dedicated tour attendee.  He loved it so much he started volunteering at tours and helping run the canning machine.  After running about 100,000 cans through the machine we decided to bring him on full time.  Goose, Miss Bootsey, and The Hutch keep him occupied during his free time.  Read his blog introduction here.

 

 

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