Who We Are
Jared started his brewing career with Chocolate City Brewing, the second brewery to open in DC during the aughts, but his love of west coast IPAs kept calling him to learn the Californian way. With a little luck and a heartfelt letter to Tony Magee, an offer to follow his passion and work for Lagunitas came shortly thereafter. So he packed his bags and moved across the country to brew America's best selling IPA. Once he rose the ranks to run their entire production facility, he knew it was time to come back home to apply what he'd learned. While looking for the perfect venue, wanting to see the consumer side of craft beer, he bartended for NRG's premier craft beer bar, ChurchKey. There he got to taste the best and most sought after beers from around the world and mentally dial in his recipes. After over a decade of learning, creating and obsessing, he is excited to finally be able to share his experience and passion with you.
Anne started her career during the steakhouse and martini era of DC at Ruth's Chris Steak House. She obsessively fell in love with food, beverage and hospitality. After working her way up to become their Sales Manager, she became inspired by farm to table restaurants so she shipped off to Sonoma, California to work at the girl and the fig under Sondra Bernstein, one of the first pioneers of women restauranteurs and farm to table restaurants. After a couple of years with tg&tf, she was given the opportunity to open a female owned craft cocktail bar, The Drawing Board in Petaluma, from the ground up as GM. Once Jared and Anne finally felt ready to open their dream, they came back home to DC. While looking for a venue, she also worked for NRG as a bartender for Bluejacket Brewery and then GM of Iron Gate during Covid. After almost twenty years in the industry, she is excited to welcome you to her life's work.
Megan's love of craft beer is in her DNA -- dominant on her father's side and recessive (but mighty!) on her mother's -- with dad referring to 'beer' as Dogfish Head and not Miller Lite. As a young adult, she constantly chased education in craft beer and home brewing, landing her at Cape Fear Wine and Beer in Wilmington, NC which became an incubator that fed her passion for the next eight years. After winning Encore Magazine's best bartender four years in a row, she came back home to Virginia where she commuted to DC to work for premier craft beer bar, ChurchKey. After ChurchKey's Covid closure, Megan's biological need to be surrounded by craft beer took her to Dominion Wine and Beer where she led their restaurant as AGM until she was recruited by Lost Generation Brewing.
Cody started his beer journey at The Terminal, a brewpub in his hometown Chattanooga, TN. Wanting a change of scenery in a larger city, Cody moved to our nation's capital. Knowing he wanted to stay in beer, he worked for ChurchKey where his curiosity grew and he achieved his level 2 Certified Cicerone® Certification. Although he loved the access and ability to taste and learn about the best beers in the world, he became more interested in the art of the production of beer. Willing to start from the bottom, he went to DuClaw in Baltimore as their Cellarman. Once he felt comfortable with the basics of production brewing, he moved onto work for Crooked Run Brewery in Virginia where they were making newer styles. There he quickly rose the ranks to become their lead brewer before he was recruited by Lost Generation Brewing.