Meet the Team

Its All About the Team!

. . . and we’ve got a good one!

The Carver’s team is made up of varsity players who care about our customers and strive to deliver the best food, drink, and service in the west. With people from all walks of life, long-time locals and transplants to Durango, they create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere and make Carver’s a truly unique local institution.
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Our Fearless Leaders

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Claire and Colin Carver


Claire and Colin grew up in Carver’s, playing hide and seek amongst flour bins, napping on malt bags, and contributing ideas like kids meals served on frisbees. They both worked at Carver’s while growing up, went on to have professional careers in the sciences, sustainability, and renewable energy, before the boomerang effect kicked in and the siblings ended up right back in Durango. When not at Carver’s, Claire and Colin are off celebrating what Durango is known for: rivers, mountains, deserts, and the great community of people that call the San Juan mountains home.



Andrew started his culinary adventures at the Best Western Movie Manor in the San Luis Valley.  After High School he went to culinary school in Denver, Colorado. While attending school, he worked at the Inverness Hotel, Great Northern Tavern and Restaurant Kevin Taylors.  After five years he then moved to the East Coast and worked at restaurant Kinkade’s American Brasserie in Washington D.C.. Next, it was on to Seattle, Washington for the next 20 years. In the city he worked at Flying Fish, Volterra and Elysian Brewing Company.  Andrew is married and has two young boys and is happy to be back in Southern Colorado to raise his family.

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Cody Knowles

General Manager

Cody has been in the service industry for 17 years. After serving in the United States Marine Corps as a helicopter mechanic, Cody pursued his hospitality dreams in Savannah, Georgia working for renowned fine dining restaurant The Olde Pink House and craft beer tavern World of Beer. He moved to Destin, Florida where he would stay for 7 years working for Anheuser-Busch as the panhandle craft brand’s representative before opening his own food truck, Local Roots 850, with his wife. Cody joined Carver Brewing in late 2022. Outside the brewpub, Cody, his wife and son Jaxson enjoy all the outdoor activities Durango has to offer.

Patrick Jose

Head Brewer

Patrick Jose has been a professional brewer for over 20 years, and moved to Durango 15 years ago to be the lead pub brewer for Steamworks. After 2 years with Steamworks, he joined the team at Ska Brewing and worked there as the Brewhouse Supervisor until accepting the position of Head Brewer at Carver Brewing in April of 2015. When not working his magic in the brewery Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and dogs Kyla and Loki.

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Join the Carver’s Team

Varsity Starters

Carver’s wouldn’t be possible without the whole team! Everyone you’ll see here is key to success. Come say “hello” and ask about one of our delicious hand-crafted beers made right here and equally great food offerings.
Looking for a fun, rewarding place to work in Durango, Colorado? Become part of Carver Brewing Company and join a progressive organization that values employees’ enthusiasm, personality and commitment.

Join the Carver family and get in on the fun.

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Carver Brewing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer