Growing up in the Santa Ynez Valley, Jaime Dietenhofer was surrounded by wine. So it was a bit of a surprise when his family discovered his passion for craft beer and dream of starting a brewery. Before he was able to follow his dream his father, Jim, told him he had to go to college. While attending Whitman College, his year abroad in Austria fed his craft beer passion but his father said he need to continue his education so he graduated with a Masters in Environmental Studies from UCSB Bren School. Soon after, Jaime co-founded a startup called Garage Envy which he sold in 2014. Meanwhile his passion for craft beer never subsided and he concurrently worked on starting Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company with his father. In 2010, his dream came true with a production brewery opening in Buellton, California. Four years later he and his family now operate six taprooms and a production brewery that provides craft beer throughout the state.
Lived in Austria during 1998 while studying abroad, where his love for beer grew
Can eat French's mustard by the bottle. Eats mustard on his waffles.
Learned to speak German
Played 4 years of soccer at Whitman College in Washington
Gray's Anatomy the famous medical book used to train doctor's is Jaime's relative (Jaime Gray Dietenhofer)
I was voted "most dependable" in 6th grade.
I played setter on my volleyball team in highschool, and for the FMB volleyball team now.
My favorite beer is Davy Brown Ale.
I developed an appreciation for the rain while attending college in Tacoma (near Seattle), WA, and wish it would rain here more!
I am a biologist and could happily spend all day bird-watching on bird surveys.
While studying abroad in Vienna, Austria, I lived above an "adult interests" shop. It was interesting. (Jaime may have the same fast fact, as he lived there too.)
My Danish grandparents moved to Solvang in the early 1900s to work on a dairy in Buellton and at the Atterdag Danish Folk School in Solvang, and to mine quicksilver (mercury) in the local mountains.
My favorite activity to do with my kids is gardening in the back yard.
Impeccable SHAG dancer
Came out to CA on a road trip from NC and never returned
Tried to impress this woman when we were dating by riding a bull at a bar. I looked an idiot but must have done something right because now she’s my wife!
Been brewing professionally for 6 years
I'm a drummer and play in the Fig Band
Moved to California from Baltimore, Maryland
Was a professional bull rider for a day
Nursed a kitten from his mustache.
I’m a mama's boy
Always down to have a wicked good time.
If it’s not high alcohol beer, it’s not for me.
I love Texas Country music.
Born in the northeast, I love hiking in the forest and clam chowder
I love art. I like to draw cars and nature (oak trees, Fig Mountain) and my favorite mediums are pencil and chalk art
My favorite artist is Diego Rivera.
I love to BBQ and you’ll find me cooking with the crew outside of the brewery every month
I have three beautiful girls who keep me in check
My cellar team is like my family. We love and respect each other and I’m so thankful for all of their support.
If I’m not at the brewery, I’m in the mountains with my dog Brooklyn
I enjoy hiking out in Los Padres whenever I have free time
I NEVER trust a man in a tunic
I wish I would have taken Italian when I was still at SBCC, it would have really helped me this last year…
My family has been in the SVY area since the early 1900’s (Danish side, don’t let the last name fool you)
I have worked for the last 20 years in the Automotive Industry
I’m an avid Bike rider
I love taking pictures
I’m a brand ambassador for Wattage Cottage (wattagecottage.com). It is a group of people that enjoy getting outside, riding bikes, running, or just like dope socks.
For the last 5 years I have been the photographer for the Alzheimer’s Association Blonds vs Brunettes (SB chapter) flag football game
Tyler was born and raised on the Central Coast and worked for Pacific Beverage Company for 14 years before joining the #FigFam. He loves the area and is thankful for every opportunity it's given him.
Tyler was on a TV show called Mobbed where he had to perform a choreographed dance on live television.
He believes that all beer has a purpose.
He is right-hand dominant, but in baseball he swings lefty….it's technically two steps closer to first base (he was never very fast).
Tyler is a proud Harley-Davidson rider.
He loves the art of BBQing.
I have two names I go by, either Ventura Salty or just “Teel”.
I have been in the beer business for 27 years and have had side- burns the entire time.
I have two gorgeous daughters that love to goof on me.
Still to this day I get huge goose bumps when I make a good sale.
It’s a must for me to listen to Bag Pipe music 30 minutes before my Notre Dame game. Go Irish!
The beer bottles in my personal fridge must always be spun with labels out.
I play drums and my favorite bands are Rush, Van Halen and Bob Marley.
The Beer I most enjoy is a Mosaic Pale Ale.
I was a scholar athlete for Cal State Bakersfield Women's Basketball (Go Runners!)
I may look tall compared to some at Fig but I am the shrimp of the my family
Jell-O shots are a staple in my fridge... Milk, eggs, Jell-O shots, Check!
If I can't dance, I don't want to go
If I'm not at Fig, you will find me on the rodeo circuit photographing the event. Check out my rodeo life here.
My everyday man crush is JJ Watt. JJ, if you're reading this hit me up and I will bring you some "Zero to Sexy"
My wife Tommie and I have produced four albums with their band, Wall of Tom
My first job in Hollywood was at the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.
I have a degree in audio engineering.
I was featured in Los Angeles Magazine as a local mixologist, a skill I brought to Fig where I concoct new beer cocktails for our taprooms.
I grew up in Mexico with my grandparents until I moved to the United States when I was 11.
My passion for dancing has led me to teach a cultural dance studio in Lompoc where I train 20 children, including my daughters, the historical Hispanic style of dance. You may have seen them performing in front of the Mission at the Fiesta in Santa Barbara.
This may come as a surprise but English is my second language. With the mix of two languages and a strong accent we have fallen into many office jokes, just ask Kris, Cheri, Cheyenne and all the employees in the office (Mountain as in Mountain!).
Ed grew up in beautiful Santa Barbara, attending Santa Barbara High School. Go Dons! He graduated from Cal with a degree in History and played Rugby. Go Bears! He continued his Rugby career in San Diego and went on to play for the USA National Rugby Team. Ed has worked in nearly all facets of the restaurant business, including being an owner/operator. Join Ed for a pint or two in our Westlake Taproom, where he'd be happy to chat about Rugby, history, craft beer, and the Fig Family!
Married with two kids
Currently lives in Camarillo, Ca.
Loves trail running, the beach, and spennding time with his family.
Loves The Dodgers, Chargers, Cal Football, and The New Zeland All Blacks