The Crew

Nelz Barnett – Owner

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.


Sara Gilbert – Taproom Lead/ Operations Manager

Born and raised in the rust belt city, Cleveland Ohio. Sara wandered around the states living and working until landing here in Cooper 4 years ago. When she’s not busy being the pulse of our tap room you can find her harvesting medicinal plants to make all sorts of herbal goods. She teaches our Balance and Brews yoga classes and is a card carrying member of the cool kid club.

Nate & Kaleen Haines – Owners

Kara & Dusty Freeborn – Owners