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Meet the Team

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Brian Ballard
CEO

Brian Ballard, originally from the Midwest, embarked on a journey that took him from Arizona to Florida, New England, and finally to Greensboro, North Carolina. Having spent the past nine years in Wilmington, Brian transitioned from a corporate career to entrepreneurship. In 2017, he founded Pour Taproom, and his entrepreneurial spirit led him to acquire Ironclad in May 2022. Brian's diverse experiences and commitment to the craft beer scene make him a key player in the thriving Wilmington business community.

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Greg Westberg
General Manager

Greg has been the General Manager at Ironclad Brewery since 2022, after joining the brewery when it was acquired by Pour Taproom in May 2022. Prior to his work in the craft beer industry, he served as the Director of Football Operations for Division 3 Greensboro College. With a background in business administration and marketing, Greg has become an important member of the community, where he has lived for years after originally hailing from Long Island, New York.

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Laren Avery
Head Brewer

Introducing Laren, also known as the beer wizard! With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Food Service Administration and a minor in Hospitality from Central Michigan University, Laren has honed her brewing skills at Mountain Town Brewing Company and Boylan Bridge Brewpub before bringing her talents to the beach. Get ready to taste some incredible brews from the beer wizard himself!

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Danyel Reville
Event Director

Introducing Danyel, an experienced service industry professional with over 20 years of expertise in. She is happily married to Bobby and together they have three children. As our Event Director, Danyel's exceptional attention to detail and warm southern hospitality have already created countless unforgettable memories since she joined us in 2023. She is dedicated to bringing her personal touch to every event and is excited help you plan your special.

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