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What is a Kokopelli

Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by some Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States. Like most fertility deities, Kokopelli presides over both childbirth and agriculture. He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music.


So how did Kokopelli Beer Company logo come about?

Christine and Rick, aka the Kokopelli Brew Crew, together came up with and designed the company logo. The Kokopelli represents both the Southwest and Midwest heritages.  Since we plan to offer our ales in both mugs and bottles, we decided that two Kokopelli’s would be needed to model the proper procedure of drinking a quality handcrafted ale. It is also by coincidence that Christine, the owner, also has twin daughters.

After more than twenty-eight years in the telecommunications industry Christine has decided to step out of the box and venture out and do something different and exciting.  Christine loves meeting and talking with people.  Opening a brewery allows her to do both along with sharing her passion to brew.  She began brewing with with Todd and Rick back in 2009 and has really built a passion for developing new brews.  When you have the opportunity, stop Christine and say hello.

Beer comes natural for Rick, coming from a Bavarian heritage and all.  Rick spent seventeen plus years in the beer and beverage industry before moving onto the telecommunications industry.  During his time in the beer industry he had the opportunity to visit breweries, bottling facilities and container manufacturing plants around the world.  Pilsner Urquell, HofBrau, Tiger and Baltika just to name a few.  Rick enjoys the ability to create and redefine craft beers.


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