North Jetty Brewing Names New Head Brewer

There’s a new head brewer at the helm of North Jetty Brewing. Kirk Hurd brings experience from Payette Brewing and Buoy Beer Co. to the Long Beach Peninsula beer brand. Having been with the team for over a year and a half, Kirk has established a number of seasonal beers and a periodical Kirk ‘N Firkin program that debuts new experimental firkin beers periodically on Fridays.

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Effective March 1, 2018, North Jetty Brewing is very happy to announce that Kirk A. Hurd has been promoted to Head Brewer.

Following brewing positions at Payette Brewing in Boise, ID and Buoy Beer Company in Astoria, OR, Kirk began working at North Jetty in May of 2016. Kirk quickly established himself as not only a trusted employee, but also as a tireless promoter of the North Jetty brand.

“Employees of Kirk’s caliber are extremely rare,” said co-owner Erik Svendsen, “he leads by example and takes absolute ownership of all brewery operations. We owe a great deal of our success to Kirk and are thrilled to have him as our head brewer.”

Kirk’s wife Kristin also works at North Jetty Brewing as a beertender, and both have established themselves as favorites in the taproom and the Long Beach Peninsula community. They are tireless in their passion for beer and in sharing that passion with customers and friends.

“Kirk and Kristin’s excitement for brewing and customer service are second to none.  It comes through loud and clear when one loves what they do!” said North Jetty regular and local business owner Millie.

Please join us in congratulating Kirk and wishing him and Kristin continued success in beer and life!

North Jetty Brewing is a family-owned and operated brewery located at 4200 Pacific Way in Seaview, WA on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula.

Michael Perozzo
Michael Perozzo

Michael Perozzo is a life-long resident of Southwest Washington and father of 4. At his day job, he leads a digital marketing and graphic design team supporting food/beverage clients at ZZEPPELIN. Michael helped start Brewcouver – the passport to Vancouver’s breweries – and co-founded NorthBank Beer Week. He also manages beer buying for the Vancouver Brewfests and helped create Brewing Bridges Collaboration Fest. Portland Trail Blazers fans may remember him as DarthBlazer circa 2008-2012.