Hatchets & Hops

Who We Are

How We Got Our Start

Hatchets & Hops was founded to change the way that our city thinks about a night on the town. When you’re at H&H, you’re not just standing around drinking, and you’re not starting at a screen. Our goal is to have you leave your assumptions at the door, step outside of your comfort zone, and let us guide you!

When was the last time you truly did something together with the people that matter in your life? When was the last time you did something on the cutting edge of culture, that stayed true to Buffalo’s deep industrial heritage? When was the last time you did something for the first time?

We simply set out to change that. To start, let us introduce ourselves.

 

Meet the Crew

Andrew & Dustin

Founders

Andrew & Dustin

Founders

Our founders Andrew & Dustin started our facility out of a desire to build better ways to spend our time in Buffalo. Their passion for having integrity and meaning behind the work they set themselves to has taken them out of the corporate world, and grown Hatchets & Hops into so much more than just a good time. When they're not pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into the company - you can find them hiking up mountains, running trails, grinding under a barbell, or tinkering with their trucks before setting out on their next overland expedition.

Sara

Operations Manager

Sara

Operations Manager

Sara is the force of nature that keeps this place running. She’s usually the first person you talk to when you email us. And there’s a good reason for that: she’s pretty awesome. And she's not just all axes and camping. Winning funniest person in her high school class was just the beginning for Sara. She has since moved on to award-winning status in staring contests and sarcasm: tools that come in handy for her day-to-day. Sara has pioneered anti-bullying initiatives in WNY school districts. The only thing sharper than her style of wit is her born-and-raised pride in Buffalo.

Bethany

Kitchen Manager

Bethany

Kitchen Manager

Katey

Site Manager

Katey

Site Manager

Clayton

Training Manager

Clayton

Training Manager

Clay, our Training Manager, is a lover of life. He lives and breathes the intelligent ruggedness that is Hatchets & Hops. If you catch him on his free time he’s likely to be hiking a Western New York trail or in the middle of a yoga pose. He enjoys making family a priority in life. True to the Hops side of things, Clay is a certified Cicerone and makes a point to visit a new brewery each time he travels. His cat, Bruce Wayne, is an honorary member of the Hatchets & Hops team.

Drew

Instructor - Bull of the Woods

Drew

Instructor - Bull of the Woods

The perfect pairing is what initially attracted Drew to its crew. He has dedicated his working life to pairing the best things in life, especially with beer. A brewer by trade, Drew instructs others in the craft of making, serving, and pairing beers – and now in throwing axes before enjoying one. Historically the toughest member of a logging crew - the title "Bull of the Woods" referred to the toughest member of a logging crew, and is bestowed on our top axe-thrower. Drew took up this mantle by taking out Dustin in the final round of our most recent tournament.

Jessica

Instructor

Jessica

Instructor

Adam

Instructor

Adam

Instructor

Adam is a mechanical engineer and a proud dog dad, with a passion for distance running. A deep love for our city’s rich history drove his recent purchase of a derelict architectural gem in South Buffalo, which he spends his leisure time restoring. When he’s not fixing up his home or out for a run, you can find him and his puppy taking photographs in the outdoors.

Kim

Instructor

Kim

Instructor

Osas

Instructor

Osas

Instructor

The patient and serious style of Osas is well balanced with his contagious smile. Naturally competitive, he is a devoted soccer player. When he isn’t engaged in a sport, you’ll find Osas relaxing with a thick book in his hands. Watch out, he loves to takes groups under his wing and will always push you past what you think you’re capable of.

Alec

Instructor

Alec

Instructor

When he's not adventuring with his dog, Alec can be found boarding, motorcycling, or jumping off of tall things into water. A certified personal trainer a physics student makes, he is drawn to the task of teaching the perfect throw. Consider bringing your ear plugs: when he gets excited the whole building knows about it.