Today is the 50th birthday — The Big 5-O — of Brett Joyce, who a couple of years ago stepped down as President of Rogue. Joyce grew up in the brewery, which his father Jack Joyce founded when Brett was sixteen. Having gone off to college and made a name for himself working with Adidas, building their international golf shoe business from the ground up, he returned to work for the brewery a number of years ago, and had been Rogue’s president since 2006. I’ve gotten to know Brett much better since his return, beginning with when I interviewed him a number of years ago for a Beer Advocate magazine article profiling him. Join me in wishing Brett a very happy birthday.
Brett at the Full Sail Smoker during OBF, after a quick interview I did with him for Beer Advocate magazine.
At Dave & Jen’s wedding during GABF a few years ago: Vinnie, Dave, Jennifer, Natalie, minister Brett Joyce and me.
Brett, me and Brian Dunn, from Great Divide, at SAVOR a few years ago in Washington, DC.
Me, Brett and Rogue’s maltster at their floor malting facility in Portland several years back.