People

Justice doesn’t happen by itself. Here’s who delivers it.

Our Story

In 2009, a lawyer, a landscape architect, two bankers and a computer guy figured beer was a worthwhile use of time. Legal Remedy was born, and this crew started entering homebrew competitions. Over time, they figured they would “go legal.” so they got a license from the Feds. Shortly thereafter in 2014, the first legal batch of Legal Remedy went to market. About nine months after that, the brewery on Oakland Avenue opened – and here we are. Needless to say we are omitting a detail or two, but we’re trying to tell a story here. This is the most American of stories – people with a common goal trying to make something. We think you will agree the results are mighty good.

Our People

Jim Ogburn

Custodian

The bearded guy. Yeah you’ve seen him, and no he doesn’t drive a Harley, he drives a minivan. Jim is the general manager of the brewpub and has about 25 years of experience in the restaurant business, almost as much experience in beard growing. Jim is a natural storyteller, engaging and witty. He’s got some serious creative culinary skills and big plans for our brewpub.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Matt Lindsay’s Dubbel Jeopardy

MOVIE QUOTE: “You’ve got the wrong guy. I’m the Dude, man.” The Big Lebowski

Doug McKinney

Chief Bailiff

Doug joins us most recently from Utah. He has been in the restaurant business since he was 16, and that puts him at about 30 years of experience in all aspects of running a joint. He is the Bar Manager and will make sure you get a beer in your hand. Doug has been called “Skinny” since elementary school, so be sure and say hi. Oh, and he’s been growing a beard longer than Jim.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Pro Bono Porter

MOVIE QUOTE: “What do you mean, funny? Like a clown? Do I amuse you?” Goodfellas

KT McColley

Bailiff of Beer

KT is our Craft Beer Sales Rep. He recently moved to South Carolina from the crazy and exciting city of Las Vegas. He got to see the excitement by working on and off The Strip. He has been in the food and beverage industry for 20 years. KT will be out and about trailblazing North and South Carolina so everyone has a chance to drink up Legal Remedy.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Jury Panel Jalapeño Pineapple Ale

MOVIE QUOTE: “I’m your huckleberry” Tombstone

Tim Sheaffer

Sketch Artist

Tim first joined LRB as a bartender and quickly proved he had some skills beyond slingin’ beers. He’s currently one of our bar managers and helps stock the 24 taps we have in house at the brewpub. Tim’s got a smile for everyone and if anything needs built or fixed up – he’s our guy. When Tim’s not at the brewery, he’s in his art studio slingin’ paint. Check out some of his work in the brewpub!

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Double Indemnity Double IPA

MOVIE QUOTE: “You’re on a gravy train with biscuit wheels.” Kingpin

Jake Pentecost

Officer of the Court

Jake may be the new kid on the block, but with 10 years of experience, he’s certainly not new to the industry. A lover of numbers, organization, and figuring out how things work, he is most content when he is working on a project. Outside of work you’ll find him golfing, or kicked back with a glass of bourbon, or one of our darkest beers, reading comics (Marvel of course) and playing brain games.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Pro Bono Porter

MOVIE QUOTE: “I can do this all day.” Captain America

Hunter Wigington

Director of Brewery Operations

Hunter is an outdoor enthusiast who loves camping, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. Clemson graduate and super fan, he bleeds orange. He’s looking forward to getting our cans into the hands of thirsty customers and ready to experiment with different beer recipes alongside the brewing team.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Matt Lindsay’s Dubbel Jeopardy

MOVIE QUOTE: “According to the map, we’ve only gone four inches.” Dumb and Dumber

Zach McNeely

Head Brewer

Zach graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Fermentation Sciences. What he loves most about brewing is the creativity and sense of community it brings out in the people that enjoy beer. He’s a die-hard Ohio State Buckeyes fan and his favorite thing to do outside of brewing is go on backpacking trips with friends – places like Linville Gorge and the Smoky Mountains here in the Carolinas.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Jury Panel Jalapeño Pineapple Ale

MOVIE QUOTE: “Me? I know who I am! I’m a dude playin’ a dude disguised as another dude!” Tropic Thunder

Kevin Reid

Brewer

Kevin first joined LRB in the kitchen, but we quickly moved him back in the brewery where he could merge his culinary creativity and appreciation of craft beer. Kevin leads our barrel aged and sour programs and is helping to create unique recipes to add to LRB’s lineup. When Kevin is not at the brewery, he enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Double Indemnity Double IPA

MOVIE QUOTE: “Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?” Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Kayla Thompson

Cellar Technician

Do you recognize this smile? Kayla first joined us as a hostess and server. She decided to take her love of craft beer to the next level and joined our brew crew. Kayla took on the hard task and is definitely not afraid to get her hands dirty. She helps with QA, brew house, AND cellar operations….Now that’s multitasking!

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Testimonial Belgian Tripel

MOVIE QUOTE: “It’s a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself.” American Beauty

Dave Rankin

Brewer

Dave is our part time Brewer. He is also an avid homebrewer, winemaker, and a talented wood craftsman. Have you tried our Beerthday Grapefruit Pale Ale? That’s one of Dave’s tasty creations! What about those big, comfy Adirondack chairs out on the LRB patio you ask?…Yeah, Dave built those too! There’s no task too big or small that this guy can’t handle. Did we mention Dave also raises chickens? It’s true!

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Double Indemnity Double IPA

MOVIE QUOTE: “My advice to you is to start drinking heavily.” Animal House

Bill Neurohr

Paddington

Bill is one of the owners and founders of LRB. Sometimes lost, but never at a loss for words, Bill leads the effort on our beer names and descriptions. Normally working for a bank, Bill finds time to go through the Law Dictionary and provide the low-down on the brews. He’s still a big fan of NASCAR and the Carolina Panthers even though he moved out of town. He’s got LRB on tap in his house. Loyalty! It’s a thing.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Privileged Porter

MOVIE QUOTE: “Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.” Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Steve Anderson

The Professor

Steve is one of the owners and founders of LRB. He is also our computer guy and will drop some science if needed. If you have seen the website, you have seen his work—all that clicky stuff is his handiwork. While working to get the Brewpub in shape we learned that Steve loves to run a nail gun and ride a tractor. Steve is the one wearing the Think Geek t-shirt and hates to miss a Star Wars weekend at Disney. He never turns down a bottle share.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Motion to Strike Milk Stout

MOVIE QUOTE: “It’s all ball bearings” Fletch

Joe Hubbarth

Chief Tester & Court Jester

Joe is one of the owners and founders of LRB. If you visit us on a Saturday, you’ll find Joe giving the Brewery Tours in the back. He works by day as a banker but at LRB he is our Made in Detroit go-to guy for building stuff. He once built a hovercraft out of a lawn chair, a piece of plywood and a leaf blower. He is an avid fisherman and traveler – only three U.S. states remain unvisited. He likes to take drives and purposely get lost. Call him optimistic.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Double Indemnity Double IPA

MOVIE QUOTE: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Jaws

Mark Van Sickle

Sultan of Saison

Mark is one of the owners and founders of LRB. Mark is a landscape architect by trade – he is skilled at telling you where to plant a tree. He designed the outside spaces of the brewery; which we think turned out great. Mark is the master of smoked meats and has been the driving force behind the pint o’ bacon, a pint full of, well, bacon. Ask for one to see what we mean. Mark has also completed a couple of 31.5 mile ultra-marathons. Ask him why he would do such a thing—we can’t figure it out either.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Sequestered Saison

MOVIE QUOTE: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Alex Hubbarth

Marketing Magistrate

Alex handles our social media. Facebook, Twitter, newsletters, etc., that is Alex’s gig. You got something to share, give it to Alex and she will give it to the world. She manages our corporate giving program, so any requests for donations or sponsorships need to go through her. Alex is also in the movie business, so look for her in shows and movies that film around the Charlotte area.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Retainer Red Rye IPA

MOVIE QUOTE: “We get to choose who we let into our weird little worlds.” Good Will Hunting

Bridget Van Sickle

Jury Member

Bridget is a sassy straight-shooter with an eye for detail and passion for family and sense of community. She helped pick out the lamps and the tiles and the tables…all the stuff you see and feel when you come to LRB. She’s all about the LRB brand and vibe of the place. When you do see her at the brewery she will likely be with family, blood or LRB … you know, for the experience.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Witness White IPA

MOVIE QUOTE: “Life marches by. I suggest you get on with it.” On Golden Pond

Amy Anderson

Expert Witness

Amy is in charge of merchandising. She tracks inventory and keeps us fresh with our cool threads and fun beer swag. She also wrote our employee manual, which keeps us in line. When she’s not ordering more T-shirts, Amy is often found in her minivan driving taxi to lacrosse or carpool to music lessons.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Double Indemnity Double IPA

MOVIE QUOTE: “Earmuffs” Old School

Cassie McGowan

Librarian

Cassie is the keeper of the “stuff.” She keeps track of our beer and food menus, which change literally every day. She also makes sure we have our fancy logo’d up glassware that has a tendency to walk off (we know who you are). When she is not driving the three kids around, you might see her at the brewery getting the scoop on the menu changes and the new beers coming on line.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Jury Panel Jalapeño Pineapple Ale

MOVIE QUOTE: “I don’t care about what anything was DESIGNED to do, I care about what it CAN do.” Apollo 13

Chad McGowan

Manager & Counsel Generale

Chad is one of the owners and founders of LRB. He is a trial lawyer by trade and is frequently in trial representing clients around the Southeast. When he is not in Court or doing other lawyer stuff, you will see Chad around the brewery doing other things that law school prepared him well for—like pulling weeds from the flower beds, running garbage, or tending the hops.

FAVORITE LRB BEER: Matt Lindsay’s Dubbel Jeopardy

MOVIE QUOTE: “iiiiii (slap) dentical!” My Cousin Vinny