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, 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.    

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