Our Team

OUR TEAM

Our team. The people you trust to craft and at times pour your beer. If you didn't know a little bit about us, well it just wouldn't feel quite right. Here we are...


Kegan Bakken

Kegan Bakken

Generally A Manager

Favorite Beer Style: IPA

If I’m not at Singlespeed where are we likely to find you? Lol. Like I’m ever not here.

If you aren’t enjoying a SingleSpeed creation, what beer are we likely to find in your hand? Either Bell’s Two Hearted or Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, Maybe Black Velvet if it’s been a long day.

Hobbies : Reading, Video Games, Hanging out with friends, Walking my dog, Taking naps

Anything else fun: B.A. in Anthropology from UNI (class of 2012). Been working in restaurants since age 15. I enjoy talking about the future and how to save the world one beer at a time.


Ana Hanisch

Ana Hanisch

Events & Promotions

Favorite Beer Style: East Coast IPA

If you aren’t enjoying a SingleSpeed creation, what beer are we likely to find in your hand?: Any reputable IPA

Hobbies: Pretending like I know how to cook impressive stuff, Reading, Finding great music to listen to, Learning anything new

Beer Memory:  "1st Annual Iowa Brewer's Olympic Champions - SingleSpeed Ana & The Yeastie Boys"  That's real.   


Dan Ankrum

Dan Ankrum (aka Chef Dan)

Executive Chef

Favorite Beer Style: Barrel Aged Stout, Wild Ales

If you aren’t enjoying a SingleSpeed creation, what beer are we likely to find in your hand? Miller High Life - Go ahead and judge

Best Beer Memory: Founders KBS the first time I had this beer (2012) my eyes were opened to complexities I had found in big red wines for years

Where are we likely to find you if you aren’t at SingleSpeed? Somewhere on my bike, on adventure with friends or alongside my beloved hound, Myron.


Tyler Mau

Tyler Mau (aka Dadoo, Ty)

Supervisor/Trainer

Favorite Beer Style: IPA

If you aren’t enjoying a SingleSpeed creation, what beer are we likely to find in your hand? Spotted Cow

Best Beer Memory: Drinking Anna Marie and Gracie Elizabeth when they are brewed each year.

Where are we likely to find you if you aren’t at SingleSpeed? Doing anything outdoors!


Sarah Elsbecker

Sarah Elsbecker (aka The Tank)

Mother of Beermaidens and Beerlads / Adult Babysitter

Favorite Beer Style:  Citrus IPA's

If you aren’t enjoying a SingleSpeed creation, what beer are we likely to find in your hand? Likely to find a Deschutes Fresh Squeezed in my hand if it's not our Coconut Migration!

Hobbies: Snorkeling, seashell collecting, and getting my nerd on in a medical laboratory

Where are we likely to find you if you aren’t at SingleSpeed? Find me on the beach fishing or snuggling with my daughter and husband!


Victoria

Victoria Carreon (aka "V")

Keeper of Merch / Professional T-shirt Roller

Favorite Beer Style:  Wheat ales or IPAs

If you aren’t enjoying a SingleSpeed creation, what beer are we likely to find in your hand? Likely to find a Deschutes Fresh Squeezed in my hand if it's not our Coconut Migration!

Hobbies: Reading, sleeping and music festivals

Where are we likely to find you if you aren’t at SingleSpeed? In the sun

Best beer memory: Helping bag coconut for the Coconut Migration collab with Pulpit Rock. I did a thing!


Breanna Parker

Breanna Parker (aka "B")

Adult Babysitter

Favorite Beer Style:  Vodka

Where are we likely to find you if you aren’t at SingleSpeed? Outside in the sunshine :)

Hobbies: Hula Hooping!

If you aren't drinking a SingleSpeed, what beer are we likely to find in your hand? - Vodka

Best beer memory: Drinking Vodka on the beach while Hula Hooping :)


Gabby

Gabby Troiano

Server Manager

Favorite Beer Style:  The Bourne Altimatum is my favorite. It's a German altbier.

If I'm not at SingleSpeed:  I'm on my way! And if I do have the day off, I'm sleeping in and then enjoying an afternoon of kayaking. 

Hobbies: Spending time with loved ones and friends,  going to the dog park, and kayaking.

Best beer memory:  Beer games! I love flippy cup or circle of death. That's always a good time. Another good beer game is smash and pass. 

I am an animal lover and always ready to have a good laugh. 


Andy Hansen

Andy Hansen (aka K2, Android, Armageddon)

Executive Sous Chef, Impossible Sudoku Enthusiast

Favorite Beer Style:  Porter

Where are we likely to find you if you aren’t at SingleSpeed? The Panther Lounge

Hobbies: Cooking - do what you love and you will never work a day in your life

Best beer memory:  Colorado circa 1999: The craft beer scene was just getting started. My friends and I would travel Beer Alley just north of Fort Collins Colorado for free "samples" of beer. 


Nate Arthur

Nate Arthur (Nate Dogg)

Food Fondler

Favorite Beer Style:  Stouts, Sours

Where are we likely to find you if you aren’t at SingleSpeed? Other bars drinking

Hobbies: Long boarding the trails, chillin on the couch playing video games, finding a recipe to cook at home, being legit

Best beer memory:  All the day trips I've taken to various locations around the Midwest visiting breweries. One in particular would be stopping at the safe house saloon in Lansing, Iowa after a long day of bar/brewery hopping and impulse buying a 100+ dollar bottle of mikkeller Bla Spolgelse. One of the best lambic sours I've ever had!


Jonny Martin

Jonny Martin

Supervisor / Kegan's Minion

Favorite Beer Style:  Scotch Ale

Where are we likely to find you if you aren’t at SingleSpeed? Spending time with my family

Hobbies: Running, Pickleball, Netflix

If you aren't drinking a SingleSpeed beer, what beer are we likely to find in your hand? Founder's Dirty Bastard

Best beer memory:  Trying all kinds of Iowa beer at Iowa Taproom in Des Moines


Nicole

Nicole Lewis (aka Nico)

Bar Manager

Favorite Beer Style:  American IPA

Where are we likely to find you if you aren’t at SingleSpeed? Outside in the sun :) or in the snow during winter :)

Hobbies: I really like playing piano, reading, watching tv. I'm always down to do anything outside :)

If you aren't drinking a SingleSpeed beer, what beer are we likely to find in your hand? Shiner Bock


Maranda

Maranda Stoner

Bar Manager

Favorite Beer Style:  Generally happy with most!

Where are we likely to find you if you aren’t at SingleSpeed?  I like spending time with my friends while creating artistic bowls using dehydrated fruit. We sorta have a club.

Hobbies: I recently started to collect antique medical equipment

If you aren't drinking a SingleSpeed beer, what beer are we likely to find in your hand? Maybe a cider, but not very often.