Tilted Mash Brewing

Our Story

Tilted Mash started off with two friends who love everything and anything about craft beer. They started brewing in a garage, and would brew almost every weekend. Whenever there was a family event, a sporting event, or random get together, friends and family would request their latest batches of brews. Bringing everything from hand-capped bottles to party pigs to corny kegs, lots of positive reactions led to more and more requests. They loved every part of it, and wanted to share their carefully crafted beer with more people. The constant weekend brewing led to a lot of wear and tear to their 3-tier homemade brewing system. So much wear that their very own keg style mash tun started tilting on its side. This is how Tilted Mash Brewing was born.

ABOUT OUR TILTED MASH TEAM:

Like many of the pioneers in the craft brewing industry Jonathan, Kyle and the Tilted Mash Team excelled in other professional pursuits that have proven to be a major asset in creating and developing Tilted Mash Brewing. With the addition of a top notch taproom team, Tilted Mash has made their taproom an inviting and exciting place to be. 

JONATHAN MARTINEZ

Owner
With a BA Degree in Computer Science, Jonathan is a professional in real estate finance, and has been a realtor for 12 years. His background knowledge and extreme sales skills has been valuable to Tilted Mash. Jonathan continues his education though UC Davis advanced brewing courses, and continues to learn through experience and professional brewing education. He is well known for his title as "Pimp of Foam", as well as for always having a fresh fade.

KYLE MIDDLEBROOKS

Our charismatic Taproom Manager at Tilted Mash Brewing.

Kyle arrived into the Tilted Mash Family with a flashy smile and a passion for beer,  and with a background as varied as those of its founders. Kyle left the shipping industry  in order to pursue another dream--BEER! Kyle embarked on his new endeavor as a food server and beer tender at a local Sacramento beer bar. Kyle quickly expanded his knowledge base and was promoted to beer buyer and manager. During this short time he also acquired his Beer Server Cicerone Certification. At Tilted Mash, Kyle is excited to combine his love of both logistics and hand crafted beer. He is excited to be the taproom manager that greets you and pours your pint, but also looking forward to meet the TMB warehousing needs as the brewery evolves and expands.

NICK DUNAJSKI

After spending the previous five years of his life working at various taprooms and liquor stores all around Elk Grove and Sacramento, he finally figured out that working at a brewery was the perfect fit. Nick has always been a huge fan of craft beer and when the opportunity presented itself for him to come on board it was a no brainer! There’s nothing more he loves than pouring beers, sharing a great story, and watching the San Jose Sharks. If you don’t know what to drink, there’s no need to be shy! Come on in and we’ll figure it out together!

MARCI PORRAS

Starting off with a fun fact her actual name is Halide, but everyone knows her by Marci or Hollywood (softball name). It’s a fun story to tell over a beer or two. If you don’t find her at Tilted Mash that is because she's at her full time career as medical social worker. Marci received her Bachelors in Psychology at William Jessup University and pursued her Masters in Social Work at USC. Marci known as a social butterfly and the girl who enjoys sports. Marci loves beer, and started off as a regular at Tilted Mash. She became fascinated by the friendly service at the tap room and the logistics of running a brewery and making fantastic beer. So here she is...learning something new each day and loving every minute being in the beer industry! Marci is also a member of the Pink Boots Society, so you can find her at those events as well.

 

TIM GREER

Salesman

Have you been seeing our cans and draft around town? Most likely Tim was the man behind the scenes! Tim is our Sales Manager who loves getting out there, meeting people, and spreading some Tilted Mash Brewing goodness. Tim was a Year One Growler Club member with Tilted Mash whose passion for beer and good times made him keep coming back so much that we decided to bring him on board the TMB Crew. Tim is a family man who loves spending time with his wife and daughter, a huge sports fan, and an avid golfer. Sometimes you’ll see him wandering around the brewery or events, and if you do be sure to say "What’s up!" He always loves a good conversation about beer and sports!

 

ESTEBAN GOMEZ

Who’s that in the back making beer? That’s the assistant brewer Esteban! Having spent some time pursuing his passion for cooking at the Culinary Institute of America in New York and obtaining his BA in Restaurant Management and minor in Culinary Arts, he had the unique chance to take a brewing course developed by Brooklyn Brewery at the college. This hands on course taught him how similar cooking and brewing could be and the rest is history. If he’s not at the brewery you can find him training Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, hanging out with his family in the TMB taproom and if he’s not at either he’s probably playing videogames.

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