Brendan McGinn Named Director of Brewing Operations

Zipline Brewing Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan McGinn as its Director of Brewing Operations. Brendan takes over with a lifetime of brewing expertise gained through working in nearly every facet of the brewing industry. Brendan started homebrewing in 2004 with a Mr. Beer kit. He translated that early love of homebrewing […]

Brendan McGinn, Assistant Brewer

We’re pleased to introduce the newest member of our brewing team, Brendan McGinn. Read on to find out more about Brendan and help us welcome him to Zipline! A native to Lincoln and a brewer for 13 years, Brendan brings creativity and dedication to the Zipline team. Proving that good things can come from unlikely […]

Cheers to Kena!

Big shout-out this weekend to long-time taptender Kena Ludemann. Saturday, Mar 11 is Kena’s last day on the schedule as she moves on to full time work as a Registered Dietitian.  We couldn’t let the weekend pass without marking the occasion. Kena started taptending when she was still an undergrad at UNL. Now, after graduating, […]

Kelly Houchen, Director of Retail Operations

Rockstar. Bartender. Boss. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing: Kelly Houchen. Loyal fans know this native Lincolnite from his time behind the bar at the Zipline Taproom. With his promotion to Director of Retail Operations, customers are left wanting more time with Kelly, and left wondering: what makes this man tick? The search for answers has led […]

Diana Gutsche, Beer Hall Manager

With more than a decade of service experience, Diana Gutsche was a natural choice to manage the brand new Zipline Beer Hall. Though she was born in Las Vegas and lived much of her childhood in San Diego, Di considers herself a Lincolnite through and through. After attending junior high and high school locally, she […]

Hiring: Assistant Packaging Manager

Assistant Packaging Manager Needed Position Overview  The Assistant Packaging Manager position is responsible for the successful operation of packaging activities, facilities, and equipment, as well as assisting the Packaging Manager with daily tasks, maintenance, and packaging line cleanliness, ensuring the quality and integrity of the product. The Assistant Packaging Manager reports directly to the Packaging […]

Jason Sitzman, Director of Sales and Distribution

If you’re walking through the brewery and hear someone whistling a cheerful tune, it’s almost certainly our DIrector of Sales and Distribution, Jason Sitzman. Born in western Nebraska, Jason spent most of his childhood in Lincoln and considers it his hometown. Awarded a music scholarship to Doane University and recruited to play wide receiver on […]

Chris Hussey, Warehouse Manager

Allow us to introduce to you the master- nay, the magician that keeps the brewery running: Chris Hussey, Warehouse Manager. While the brewers focus on fermenting, the packaging crew on bottling, and the taproom staff on pouring, Chris Hussey monitors and tracks all of that and more. How many kegs of Copper Alt does the […]

Craig Reier, Director of Marketing and Events

A man of many contrasts, reducing such a richly dimensional human to print is quite the challenge. We’ve done our best here to bring you all you need to know about your erstwhile bartender, occasional tour leader, and regular karaoke performer: Craig Reier. Craig got his start in the craft beer world working behind the […]

Brave New Packaging Crew

They put beer in bottles, then they bury free throws. This is the team that gets beer where it needs to go. This is the team that busts their butts on the bottling line. This is the Packing Crew. Andrew Pitsch If you’ve been on a brewery tour lately, you’ve surely noticed the fruits of […]