Rick brings 20yrs of bbq experience including catering and IBCA competitive cooking to the Smoke'n Hops team. Early in Rick's bbq career, he became friends with a well known Texas spice maker, and the two friends created rubs which Rick still uses today on the foods we serve. Rick has been dreaming about and conceptualizing Smoke'n Hops for over 15yrs. He is literally working at his dream job and is always happy to meet and talk bbq with our patrons.
Jorge started his brewing career by brewing for himself and his friends in college. After college, he followed his craft beer passion and moved to Austin to work for New Belgium Brewing as a salesman. This move allowed him to quickly learn the Austin craft beer scene, which resulted in a job with Live Oak Brewing. At Live Oak, he was able to refine his brewing skills and learn his way around a production brewery. Jorge had always dreamed of brewing his beers in a brewpub setting. When he met the owners of Smoke'n Hops, he knew he had found his spot. Aside from brewing creative and great tasting beers, Jorge's next favorite thing to do is sip on one while talking about the finer points of his craft with our customers.