Golden Valley Brewery in McMinnville Oregon, is very pleased to announce that we have hired Jesse Shue as Brew Master to replace current Brewer Mark Vickery who is starting his own brewery later this year. A McMinnville Native, who worked at Golden Valley in the kitchen in 1994, Jesse Shue will be taking over the brewery operations at Golden Valley in late May. Jesse will be leaving his current position as brewer for Hair of the Dog Brewing Company in Portland May 19.
Jesse also worked at Nick’s Italian Café from 1991-1996 while attending high school. After graduating from McMinnville High School as senior class president in 1993, Jesse attended California Institute of Technology then transferred and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Oregon State University cum Laude.
Jesse started his brewing career working for Darron Welch at Pelican Brewery in Pacific City in 2000 and has been brewing ever since. Over the past 13 years he has been developing his beer knowledge by brewing at the following breweries;
- Pelican Pub, Pacific City,
- McMenamin’s Light House Brewpub, Lincoln City, Oregon,
- Rogue Ales, Newport, Oregon
- Silver City Brewery, Silverdale Washington
- Hair of the Dog Brewing, Portland Oregon
In 2010 he won the Glen Falconer Foundation Brewing Scholarship and attended the World Brewing Academy (Seibel Institute in Chicago Illinois).
Jesse and his wife are excited to move back to the McMinnville area where both their parents live. Jesse brings a lot of great brewing experience and new ideas to his new position at Golden Valley and we are excited to welcome him to the Golden Valley Team.