HOPS CULTURE

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COMFORT FOOD. ELEVATED.

We are lovers of great, simple food, and artisanally produced beers, wine and spirits. We take advantage of the good life in Aspen, spending our time outdoors skiing, biking, rafting and more, and don’t forget to have a great beer at the end of an amazing day. We strive to learn more, and love working with people like us who take pride in producing and serving amazing food, beer, wine and spirits!

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

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ANDREW GARON

General Manager

Growing up in Metro Detroit, Andrew always dreamt of moving to the mountains. After attending Michigan State University where he received his BA in Economics, he became a financial advisor working at Morgan Stanley and Waddell and Reed. In 2014 he moved to Colorado and his love of beer attracted him to HOPS. As a Cicerone Certified Beer Server, he takes great pride in creating HOPS' extremely diverse and gem-filled beer list.

When not educating the team on the world’s best beers, you can find him hiking with his dog, SUPing down the rivers, or snowboarding.

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JOE STEMPINSKI

Executive Chef

Growing up, Joe watched in wonder as his grandmothers cooked their regional cuisines for family and friends. Little did he know how their love for food would shape his own career path. After cooking throughout high school and while earning his BA in English literature at Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, Joe realized that being in the kitchen was where he found happiness. He attended Le Cordon Bleu in Minnesota, then learned and honed his craft throughout the Midwest before moving to Colorado in 2013 to work at the St. Regis Aspen.

Seasonal simplicity, sustainable foods, and sharing the comfort of an honest, well-made meal inspire Joe and his menus. When not cooking, you can find him hiking, hunting, or in his Woody Creek garden.

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BEER IN ASPEN

It’s no coincidence that HOPS is in our name. We love great beer, and are delighted to be Aspen’s favorite place for craft beer. Colorado is the leading state for craft breweries, and we’re fortunate to work directly with so many of these great brewers. We don’t stop there – we seek out incredible beer from all over the world and serve it properly for you to enjoy – in Aspen!

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