Will Kemper has worked as brewmaster for such breweries as Thomas Kemper, Aviator Ales (Seattle), Nor'Wester Brewing (Portland, OR), Orange County Brewery (CA), Mile High Brewing (Denver), Dock Street Brewing (Philadelphia), Capital City Brewing (Washington DC), Lowell Brewing Company (Lowell, MA), Red Bell Brewing (Philadelphia), as well as several others. For most of these breweries he engineered and supervised construction, startup, and created recipes , then trained the brewer to take over production after a predetermined time.
Will is a Diploma member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling based in London, England as well as an active member of the MBAA (Master Brewers Association of the Americas). He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering, is an alumnus of the Siebel Institute of Technology in Brewing Microscopy and Microbiology, and completed the first Masterbrewers Program from the University of California at Davis. He taught brewery engineering for the American Brewers Guild in Davis, California for several years in the 1990s and his video lectures are still used by the Guild for their professional training courses.
The Kempers’ moved to Mexico in the late 1990’s to start the first two Sierra Madre Brewpubs in Monterrey, Mexico. In 2001, Mari and Will left for Istanbul,Turkey to start Turkey’s first brewpub, “Taps”. The Kempers were then asked to return to Istanbul several years later to build the first small craft brewery in Turkey. While overseas they traveled extensively throughout England, Belgium, and Germany visiting breweries and attending several brewing trade shows and conferences gaining new information for their repertoire of food and beer that they now share with their Northwest Washington community.
1. Offer outstanding consistent, quality driven beers and beverages.
2. Prepare the best familiar and creative locally and globally influenced Fresh American cuisine.
3. Maintain an environment for our guests and employees that is inspiring, friendly, and lively.
Company Goals and Objectives:
Our goal is to have a healthy successful company that will include being a leader in quality driven products and customer service, maintain practices that lead to a healthful environment, offer meaningful employment for employees, sustain strong community relations, promote community missions of charitable giving, and endorse community self sustainability in action by using as many local products as possible.