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Dave Hartmann

Dave Hartmann has been commercially brewing beer for 30 years. He is a Master Brewer, with a diploma from the brewing program at UC Davis. He has worked in small brewpubs as well as overseeing a 100,000+ barrel production brewery. He has commercially brewed in Vermont, California, Wisconsin, New York, and Germany. He has won numerous medals at the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Fest. He is also a Cicerone Level 1. He has served as a consultant and educator within the craft field. He was a co-owner of Empire Brewing in New York. Dave serves as the Brewmaster and head Sales/Distribution here at Gotahold Brewing.

A little brewery in Eureka Springs, AR

When we arrived in Eureka Springs, people would ask what brought us to town. We’d share that we came to open a brewery. We’d then ask them the same question. The third time we heard the response, “This place just got a hold of us” something clicked. Part of it is the place. Most of it is the people. There is something truly magical about Eureka Springs.
 
Eureka Springs had gotahold of us, too. That’s why we decided to name our brewery Gotahold Brewing to honor the place, the journey, and the magic that has brought it to life. An unusual name for sure, one that people who’ve never been to the town can’t really understand. But those who have get it.
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Wendy Reese Hartmann

Wendy Reese Hartmann has been in the health and fitness field for 30 years working with private clients, corporate clients, and groups. She has taught thousands of students. She holds a MA in Applied Community Change and Conservation. She has written/published three books, maintained a blog for 12 years, has hosted two podcasts, and is a teacher on Insight Timer. She has studied marketing with Seth Godin. A huge fan of craft beer for many years, she has worked with breweries in Arizona and Vermont for over 10 years serving beer and interacting with consumers at festivals and special events. She is a Cicerone Level I. Wendy is presently serving as Vice President on the Arkansas Brewer’s Guild Board of Directors. Wendy books all the music and art for Gotahold Brewing, manages the taproom, and just about everything else Dave doesn’t do.

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OUR TEAM

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Sherry Bryan, Taproom Bosslady

Sherry Bryan started as a customer of Gotahold before moving into a part-time beertender position. It wasn’t terribly long before we realized what great leadership skills she has and moved her to Bosslady over the Taproom.



Zack Cook, Assistant Brewer

Zack Cook has one of the most interesting lives of anyone we know. Jack of many traits, he’s passion is craft beer. He impressed on of our partners by knowing about foeders. He started in our taproom as a beertender but quickly moved to the brewery. He’s recently started running the canning line. 

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Mel Oldham, Taproom/Packaging

Mel retired from a career as a surgical nurse and there’s no better way to spend retirement than slinging beers. Okay, that’s not entirely true. Her attention to detail, positivity with customers and ability to make us laugh makes her a very valuable member of our team. 

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The Raven

The raven is a protective totem for us. No offense to Mr. Poe, it has nothing to do with him. Ravens are intelligent, playful, intuitive, problem-solving birds who aren’t afraid of the “shadows”.

Our raven and our logo were designed by Tom Rzonca.

Vision

Provide share-worthy beer and memorable experiences, do good for the planet, its people, and our community.

Mission

Changing customers perception of beer while inspiring deeper connection, compassion, and positive action in our world.

CONTACT US

Musicians and Artists

To be considered for booking, please email info@gotahol.beer and include samples of your work, availability, and booking rates (musicians). 

Donation Requests

If you are a nonprofit organization looking to be featured as an organization of the month for #tipsfortransformation, please email info@gotahold.beer. All organizations are selected in December of each year and receive 100% of tips on Thursday nights along with 10% of any art sold during the feathered month.

If you are seeking silent auction items, please email us with the event, date, how funds raised through the auction will be used, who the audience will be, how the event will be promoted, and how much was raised at previous events.

We do not donate beer to events.