Lead Brewer / Centrifuge Whisperer
Our current lead brewer, Travis Bickford started his career with Heathen back in April of 2017. Born in San Jose, but has lived in SW Washington since 1995, he graduated Battle Ground High School in 2009 and then attended Clark College. He now lives in Salmon Creek with his cat and love of his life, Delondré.
It was during his college years he became infatuated with Beer. The tastes, the smells, the chemistry, the brewing process; he began homebrewing in 2015. After realizing his passion could lead to a career he came out to Heathen to see if they needed some help. They did!
Washing kegs quickly transitioned into serving customers in our Brewery Taproom. That lead to a Taproom Manager position for many months until he finally got onto the brewdeck. Travis has been our Lead Brewer since April 2018. His daily activities span all types brewhouse duties, cellarwork, to packaging, and of course, sampling! Favorite beer styles include Bavarian Hefeweizen, Munich Helles, Saison, IPAs, Smoked Beers, Bocks, and many more!