The Crew

Nelz Barnett – Owner/ Brewer

Nelz was born and raised in Alaska and began home brewing in 2011. He has completed several Siebel Institute of Technology courses and passionate about quality craft ales and lagers. Contractor by day and brewer when ever he can. Nelz founded CLBC with his father Sean in 2016 and did the bulk of the brewing until late 2019.

Sean Barnett – Owner

Originally hailing from Missoula, Montana Sean has been in Alaska since 1978. Contractor, Fire Captain, and now brewery owner. Lover of all things beer and Cooper Landing.

Ruth Nelson – Lead Brewer

Ruth is back in her hometown doing what she loves, brewing fine ales and lagers. She is a graduate of Oregon State Universities Food Science and Technology Fermentation Science Option and has held brewing positions at Crux and Deschutes in Bend, OR. Ruth brings a wealth of knowledge and brewing experience to CLBC.

Jen Harpe – Sales & Marketing

Jen is everything Cooper Landing, loved by the local community and CLBC alike. She has passionately and selflessly helped CLBC since its infancy (most of the time on her own time). She is a local farmer and fishing guide and recycles our spent grain. Jen spreads our good word and beer around the community and beyond.