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our story


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Just a quick drive to the north side of town, you’ll find yourself at Havasu's hippest brewhouse and pub.

Here we focus on creating one-of-a-kind handcrafted, award-winning beers and delicious food made simply. We do this not just because we believe in an old-world approach to freshness and sustainability, but also because fresh, local food tastes better, and is better for you. Guests will appreciate sipping a smooth, flavorful craft brew while enjoying our rustic cuisine. Our casual atmosphere, outdoor dining, large bar and views of Lake Havasu are sure to become your favorite place to come and unwind.


VISIT

1940 College Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ
P: 928 854-2739 (BREW)
F: 928 854-3731

HAPPY HOUR

Monday — Saturday
3pm — 6pm
Sunday All Day

HOURS

Sunday — Thursday
11am — 9pm
Friday & Saturday
11am — 10pm


contact

General 928 854-2739 (BREW)
Events 928 854-2739 (BREW)
Tours & Tastings 928-854-2739 (BREW)
Press & Marketing Email

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Meet the Team


Get to know the great people at College Street Brewhouse

Meet the Team


Get to know the great people at College Street Brewhouse


Pirate" John Hughes     owner

In true pirate fashion his passions are: “Beer, Boats, Babes” - and not necessarily in that order.

On one of his many trips to Key West, John garnered the nickname that has stuck with him through the years - “Pirate” John. Back then he was a hippie, and in Key West, hippies are considered Pirates. John’s no stranger to the open waters, as he’s traveled most of the world working at the helm, as Captain on charter or fishing boats; primarily from Alaska to Key West ports.

John began visiting Lake Havasu about 12 years ago while on a whim traveling through and fell in love with the town and the beer.


Stephanie Jarvis      General Manager

Stephanie is our General manager. She has been with us since 2012, and we couldn’t imagine our lives without her! She is always happy. And she has the best dance moves anyone has ever seen. If the radio plays anything that sounds even slightly similar to an 80’s rock ballad, she’s up on her feet and a dance party has started! And don’t even get her started on Motley Crüe- Stephanie is their number 1 fan- I heard she even won a Motley Crüe sudden death ultimate obscure trivia contest once.

Since becoming a new mother in the past 4 months, some of Steph’s current hobbies include sleepless nights, being thrown up on, and watching a lot of Real Housewives. She also does a pretty good job of paying our bills and making sure our paychecks arrive on time.


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Gary Chacon     Head Chef

Jambalaya, Green Chili, Mac n Cheese, Oh My! Who might be the mastermind behind these College Street favorites, you ask? Our Head Chef, Gary, of course. Affectionately known as Gare-Bear by his work family- you can find Gary at College Street often and easily- just look for the Orange Broncos hat! 

When Gary’s not in the kitchen creating something delicious, you can find him at home with his lovely wife and two dopey dogs, usually poolside. Gary has been in the industry for over 30 years, and has been at College Street since day one!  Whether you’re here for the daily specials or the homemade soups, you can be sure Gary’s special touch has had a hand in every mouth-watering recipe!

 


Dena Nielsen     Restaurant Manager & Events

Dena is College Street’s very own party planner, and rightfully so- she knows how to party! When Dena isn’t holding the restaurant together, you can find her with her husband and her dogs lying in the sun. Dena is most commonly referred to as the ‘work mama’, keeping all the crazy kids in check. You can easily find Dena by following the sound of her laugh. Dena has been in the restaurant business for 25 years, with experience in waiting tables, bartending, and managing. For events or party inquiries you can contact Dena at events@collegestreetbrewhouse.com


Kevin Flacy     Bar Manager


BECCA CARPITA     Office Manager

The first thing she does every morning is brush her teeth and sharpen her tongue. Once she pulls on her pink boots- look out world! Becca adds a certain something to the brewery that was never there before, although we wouldn’t quite call it the classic ‘feminine touch.’ She’s usually readily available with a “that’s what she said” joke- or something as equally inappropriate. She also makes sure everything in the brewery is running smoothly so the awesome brewers can brew some awesome beer.

Aside from making dirty jokes, Becca also enjoys spending time with her son (who’s also pretty hilarious- takes after his mom), playing with her 3 dogs (2 pugs and a wiener dog), or going down to the beach for some pretty intense beach badminton tourneys. She also loves positive people and- as she puts it- “ain’t got time for the haterz.”


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Brewery Team


Brewery Team



JASON HElART     brewmaster

Remember, remember, the 25th of September. The year was 1980. Even though the labor of his birth had rudely interrupted his parents viewing of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, his mother and father still raised him with love.  Jason matured right up to the edge of puberty, but has since struggled to mature further.

Hailing from the great state of Colorado, Jason has always had a great appreciation for the craftsmanship and creativity that the Craft Beer Industry represents. Once he got his first job scrubbing floors and polishing copper, he was hooked for life. Now he finds himself lucky enough to lead such a great brewery team. Its true that great people make great beer


J.T. Spencer       Head of sales & Distribution             (king Road monkey)

 


TIM ALMAS     LEAD CELLERMAN

He has lived in Lake Havasu since his early teenage years. He knows the city, the people, and most important, the beer. Come down to the brewery and you will often see Tim wrangling kegs and spending quality time in cold storage, especially in the summer time. Jean shorts, sleeveless t-shirt, head band, and a well maintained mustache is Tim's uniform of choice. If he's not at the brewery he's on his once a year pilgrimage to Germany for Oktoberfest. He enjoys long sessions at the pub, kayaking on the river, at going to bed by 8pm.

Prost!


Dustin Richards     head of packaging

Dustin Richards- 7 feet tall he was, with arms like tree trunks; his eyes like steel, cold and hard. He had a shock full of hair, red like the fires of hell….

Dustin started at College Street Brewery in September 2015 and has been changing the game of brewery assisting ever since. Doting father, wearer of majestic t-shirts, and when he’s not crushing cans, he’s crushing life! His ultimate goal is to have the biggest collection of ‘Dad Jokes’ Ever.

What’s red and smells like blue paint?... Red Paint!

Did you hear about the guy that stole a calendar?...He got 12 months!

Have you heard about the new corduroy pillows?... They’re making headlines! (ba dum tsss)


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let us host your event or party


Available for private parties and large gatherings.
Please contact Dena, 928 854-2739 or
email

let us host your event or party


Available for private parties and large gatherings.
Please contact Dena, 928 854-2739 or
email