Master Brewer, Maintenance, Co-Owner
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
Wendy Reese Hartmann
Chief Experience Officer, Co-owner
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.
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. Sherry is Cicerone Level 1 certified. When she’s not working at Gotahold, she works with horses in Bentonville and substitute teaches at Eureka Springs Public Schools.
Alyssa Zimmerman, Taproom/Packaging
Alyssa is a ceramist who moonlights as a beertender and packaging goddess. She has a way with words and writes bar none the best tasting notes on Untappd. Alyssa is Cicerone Level 1 certified.
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.
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.
Provide share-worthy beer and memorable experiences, do good for the planet, its people, and our community.
Changing customers perception of beer while inspiring deeper connection, compassion, and positive action in our world.
Musicians and Artists
To be considered for booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include samples of your work, availability, and booking rates (musicians).
If you are a nonprofit organization looking to be featured as an organization of the month for #tipsfortransformation, please email email@example.com. 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.