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OUR TEAM

Andrea Pernsteiner
Co-Founder/Vice President

I still have to pinch myself at the idea that I own a craft brewery; specifically one off the shore of Lake Superior in a place that I love and feel blessed to call home.  I grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from UW-LaCrosse/Madison, meeting Wes soon after.  We are partners in crime, partners in life, and partners, along with this group of truly wonderful and dedicated people, in building Ore Dock Brewing Company into everything we hope it can be.  Outside of the brewery, you can find me enjoying UP life with Wes, our kids August (Gus) and Tess and animals Ringo, Elvis, and Smokey.

andi@oredockbrewingcompany.com 906-228-8888
Wes Pernsteiner
Co-Founder/President

Originally from central Wisconsin, I have called Marquette my home for over a decade.  In 2010, my wife and I began saving and planning for what would eventually become Ore Dock Brewing Company.  My current role is part accountant, part accounts payable/receivable, part HR manager, part operations officer, part facilities manager… whatever I can do to help.  Outside of Ore Dock, I enjoy spending time with my family, participating in outdoor sports… and working as a biomedical engineer for which I got my degree from Michigan Tech University.

wes@oredockbrewingcopany.com 906-228-8888
Jake Shea
Lead Brewer

I grew up on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron in Alpena, MI. Studied Biology at NMU and worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service out West, and then returned to Marquette to continue work involving the invasive Sea Lamprey. In 2013 I took a job with a cellulosic ethanol startup plant making Biofuel in Alpena. I have always enjoyed home brewing, and really defined my skills and recipes in the 9 years of enjoying that hobby. I took the wealth of knowledge from both the ethanol plant and home brewing and couldn’t be happier being back in Marquette brewing. Work is only work until you love your job.

jake@oredockbrewingcompany.com
Lizzie Corser
Tap Room and Events Manager

With roots in the Midwest and a dash of island life on Hawaii’s big island, I’ve lived on the shores of Lady Superior for the past 15 years and can’t imagine living away from that greatest of lakes. I joined the Ore Dock family in September 2015 after seven years coordinating events with the Marquette Downtown Development Authority and Northern Michigan University. A proud “Be Wild, Stay Wild” NMU Public Relations and MPA alumnae, my time outside the brewery is spent on PR pursuits like the Iron Range Roll, serving on the Board of Directors of 40 Below: Marquette County Young Professionals, cruising the bike path, scouring Kayak for flight deals and pretending I can sail.

events@oredockbrewingcompany.com
Blayne Sheppard
Brewery Sales Advocate

I grew up in Cheboygan, just south of the bridge but made my way to Grand Rapids for college where my affinity for beer began. I made my way to the U. P. in 2008 and joined the Ore Dock family about a month after the brewery opened. I not only pour an amazing pint of beer, I also bring a love of sports to the tap room, especially when my Wolverines are involved. Go Blue!

 

blayne@oredockbrewingcompany.com
Kris Wierenga
Talent Buyer/Entertainment & Floor Manager/Beertender

Born beneath the mighty Mac, raised on the beaches of Lake Michigan, scraped up on the concrete of the city and lost in the expanses of the Wild West. I arrived in Marquette with a dog and a guitar and found myself a home beneath the Northern Lights. I go by Kris to the masses and Saint Doctor Kristopher Mark Weirenga III, Esq. to my friends.

booking@oredockbrewingcompany.com
Dustin Holmberg
Beertender/Floor Supervisor

My name is Dustin Holmberg from the sunsets of North Muskegon, MI. I’m the floor supervisor here at Ore Dock Brewing Company. They get dirty; they get clean. I used to come in here to read books. Now I peddle elsewhere.

Mike Hamel
Beertender/Maintenance

I grew up in the greatest small town ever, Chassell Michigan, and have called Marquette my home for the past 15 years. I enjoy anything outdoors, good music, pasties and of course craft beer. Go Wings.

Amanda Courchaine
Beertender

Born and raised in the U.P., I have a thirst for craft beer and being outside. I tend to like dogs more than people and can’t wait to have a lil’ pup of my own someday. When I’m not slinging beers at the brewery, I’m either napping, drinking, pounding pavement or sunbathing (which is only applicable for approximately seven days out of the year in the Yoop.)

Frank Keimer
Doortender + Snow Removal Squad + Jack of all Trades

Frank here, your friendly neighborhood doorman. I’m from Fraser, Michigan but have been in the U.P. since 2007 and don’t plan on ever leaving. I live out in the woods with my wife, son and four dogs. If I’m not enjoying a beer (Paulding White) at the Ore Dock, then I’m either hunting or fishing. Next time you swing through the door, feel free to share a good hunting story or a good fishing spot with me.

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114 Spring Street
Marquette, Michigan
906.228.8888
Tap Room Hours
Sun - Thurs: Noon - 11pm
Fri, Sat: Noon - 1am
Community Space Hours
Thurs: 5pm - 11pm
Fri, Sat: 5pm - 1am
Study Hall: Mon - Sat, Noon - 5pm
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