Gardiner was a long time home brewer before finding his first brewing job at the Old Mill Brewery and Grill. Before brewing, Gardiner grew up in Colorado before heading to college in California at Santa Clara University where he earned a finance degree. Of all the things that could have led to; it lead to brewing, of course! Naturally, the passion developed from home brewing lead to an itch that needed to be scratched: to start a brewery of his own. Gardiner worked as a brewer at the Old Mill Brewpub where he released his own beers and worked until it was time to dedicate himself to the pursuit of Alpine Dog and his full artistic potential.   

Dog Tales

Got a story about what makes you an Alpine Dog?  We want to hear it! Adventures, feats, and even failures; high country or low, your story can be beer related or not - as long as it involves good times had.  Submit your story and a picture if you've got it dogtales@alpinedogbrewery.com, a monthly winner for the best story will be chosen and displayed on the Alpine Dog Blog and the submitter will earn a free piece of Alpine Dog gear of their choosing.    

Our Beers

Arse Over Elbows

Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Blind Sherpa

American Stout

Colfax Gold

Belgian Pale Ale

Darth Hop

American Black Ale

Dyatlov Pass Incident

Russian Imperial Stout

Electric Thunder Hop

American Double / Imperial IPA

Fresh Hop IPA

American IPA

Fresh Soul

American IPA

Gravity Check

American Pale Ale (APA)

Hogback Amber

American Amber / Red Ale

Howl at the Moon

American Amber / Red Ale


American IPA

Liquid Pancakes

American Amber / Red Ale

Old Liquid Debauchery

American Barleywine

Ski Naked

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Super Steeze Pale Ale

Belgian Pale Ale