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Meet Our Team

Brian Ballard

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.

Greg Westberg

Assistant General Manager


Greg is the Director of Operations and Marketing at Ironclad Brewery, a position he has held since 2022. He joined Ironclad when Pour Taproom, where he worked alongside Brian Ballard for six years, acquired the brewery in May 2022. 

Before his venture into the craft beer scene, Greg served as the Director of Football Operations for Division 3 Greensboro College. With a background in business administration and marketing, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his role, overseeing staffing, logistics, and day-to-day operations at the Brewery. Originally from Long Island, New York, Greg has become an integral part of the vibrant Wilmington community for 9 years.

Danyel Reville
Event Director

Meet Danyel, a seasoned professional in the service industry with over 20 years of experience in Wilmington. She shares three wonderful children with her husband of 16 years, Bobby. Danyel's warm southern hospitality and impeccable attention to detail make her a perfect addition to our team as Event Director. Since stepping into this role in 2023, she has already created so many wonderful memories for those she has had the pleasure of working with and will continue to excel in orchestrating many more special moments to come. She brings her personal touch to every event and can't wait to help you plan your special day. 

Beer Wizard
Laren Avery
Head Brewer

Laren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Food Service Administration with a minor in Hospitality from Central Michigan University. With prior experiences at Mountain Town Brewing Company and Boylan Brewpub, Laren has been a key part of Ironclad since 2017, earning the title of Ironclad's Beer Wizard.

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