Austin serves as general counsel and Chief Financial Officer for Saloon Door Brewing, where brings considerable legal expertise and a deep understanding of corporate finance to the team. After graduating from Ball High in 2002 with honors, Austin attended Tulane University in New Orleans, LA on academic scholarship. Austin then attended the University of Houston Law Center where he was elected by his class to serve as Chief Prosecutor of the Honor Board, the student and faculty joint body responsible for investigating and maintaining academic integrity for the law school. He graduated in 2008 with a Juris Doctorate, and worked as an attorney for several years before joining the Saloon Door team. He works with officers and board of directors on matters of law and finance and enjoys bartending, playing dominoes, and training jiu jitsu under Master Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes at Gracie Barra Texas.
In addition to being the father of our CEO, Jeff is a jack of all trades at Saloon Door. After 24 years working production in a chemical plant – troubleshooting and maintaining industrial pumps, compressors and heating equipment – he now maintains our brewery production equipment to keep that golden nectar flowing out our taps to you. In addition, he assists Josh with brewing schedules and formulating recipes. You’ll probably run into him in our tasting room, where he runs day-to-day operations with his son, Jason. He’s also known to give a few weekend tours of our brewing area.
Jeff graduated in 1979 from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor of arts in teaching.
Josh graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering at Texas A&M University in December 2002 and has 12 years of experience as a chemical process engineer in ethylene technology. He started home brewing as a hobby in 2009 with a beginner kit that was purchased by his wife as a Christmas present. That hobby transformed into a lifestyle, where he put his experimental side to the test, crafting exciting home brew combinations for friends and family. When he decided to make the jump to full time brewer, Josh apprenticed with Mother Earth Brewing Co. to understand the ins and outs of running a commercial facility.
As head brew master, Josh is responsible for operating the commercial brew system, developing various recipes, writing procedures for brewery operation, managing an efficient brew schedule, maintaining equipment & cleanliness of the brew house and cellaring area, and ensuring the highest quality beer is provided to our customers. Raise a glass next time you see him!