Previn Solberg

Owner / General Manager

Previn-Solberg

Tell us about yourself: I am a motivational speaker. I am thrice divorced. And I live in a van down by the river.

Favorite Invictus Beer? That’s like asking me which child I love more.

What do you do for fun outside of work? I love to watch my kids play sports. I like to build stuff (I recently built a deck). Oh yeah, I like to drink beer… especially with my wife.

What is your favorite part about working at Invictus? I love the community we have been able to create here and the new relationships we’ve been able to establish.

What kind of beer would you like to see next? I am looking forward to the sours Paul has up his sleeve.


Paul Forcier
Head Brewer

Paul-Forcier

Tell us about yourself: I drink beer, I make beer, I talk about beer and get paid for it!

Favorite Invictus Beer? You can’t ask me this! Out of your children, which one is your favorite?!

What do you do for fun outside of work? Drink beer. Spend time with the Fam.

What is your favorite part about working at Invictus? Having the freedom to use my creativity to make the world a more flavorful place. You’re welcome!

What kind of beer would you like to see next? You tell me?


Alex Loomis
Tap Room Manager

Alex-Loomis

Tell us about yourself: Born and raised in Blaine. I’ve worked in the service industry for almost a decade. I have an amazing fiance and two crazy kids.

Favorite Invictus Beer? Tyrannosaurus Press. It was a pastry stout made with a bunch of cookies and some cold press coffee. So delicious.

What do you do for fun outside of work? I like spending time with my family and kids, playing board games, and sleeping.

What is your favorite part about working at Invictus? Having the opportunity to work in my hometown’s brewery with such a great staff and awesome collection of customers.

What kind of beer would you like to see next? Anything barrel aged.


Nate Schneider
Sales & Distribution Manager

Nathan-Schneider

Tell us about yourself: I’m 26 years old, beautifully bald, and I tackle the outside sales and distribution for the brewery.

Favorite Invictus Beer? Listening Through Static Hazy Pale Ale

What do you do for fun outside of work? I enjoy working on my cars, going on a good run, eating spicy food, camping, and riding my motorcycles.

What is your favorite part about working at Invictus? I like all of the people I get to meet when I’m out and about. you can always find mutuality over a beer.

What kind of beer would you like to see next? I want a short line of different variant Imperial Stouts we can release in bombers called Invictus “Not The” line. (ex. Invictus, “Not The Cologne”; Invictus, “Not The Movie; etc.)


John Solberg
Owner / Assistant Manager

John Solberg

Tell us about yourself: I live in Cottage Grove with my wife of 26 years, Bobbi, and we have 3 adult children ages 20, 22, and 24. I work full time at the State of MN IT Services as an IT Supervisor and I am also a 19 year member and Captain on the St. Paul Park Fire Department.

Favorite Invictus Beer? Out Of The Night Rye Stout.

What do you do for fun outside of work? Woodworking, going to different breweries, and going up north to the family cabin.

What is your favorite part about working at Invictus? Meeting and talking with people about beer.

What kind of beer would you like to see next? A flavored Stout, like mint/coffee/chocolate.


Kyle
Brewer

Kyle

Tell us about yourself: 34, Brewing for 4 years, former union woodworker, born So. Cal., lived in Midwest 8 years.

Favorite Invictus Beer? Static.

What do you do for fun outside of work? Read, Camp, Hike, Visit Breweries.

What is your favorite part about working at Invictus? Mash Tun Rakes, Relaxed Environment.

What kind of beer would you like to see next? West Coast IPA.


Brant Neubauer
Lead Beertender

Brant Neubauer

Tell us about yourself: 48 year old Blaine Graduate. Happily Married with 2 kids. 8 year old son, Axl, and 4 year old daughter, Emerson.

Favorite Invictus Beer? Citra SMaSH Down.

What do you do for fun outside of work? Spend time with the family, Golf.

What is your favorite part about working at Invictus? Working for great people! Ownership and Management!

What kind of beer would you like to see next? Strawberry Milkshake IPA.


Kiel Jenkin
Lead Beertender

Kiel Jenkin

Tell us about yourself: I’m a family man. I have a super hot wife who is awesome, a son who has a wonderful imagination, a daughter who is a sassy ginger, two dogs, five chickens, and I have a craft beer problem.

Favorite Invictus Beer? I loved Oatbusters, but currently Citra SMaSH Down.

What do you do for fun outside of work? I grow edible mushrooms and work in my garden.

What is your favorite part about working at Invictus? I love the people that I work with, and the beer.

What kind of beer would you like to see next? Blueberry Milk Stout!


John Dummann
Beertender

John Dummann

Tell us about yourself:

Favorite Invictus Beer?

What do you do for fun outside of work?

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LeAnn Moore
Beertender

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Tell us about yourself: Come in for a beer!
Favorite Invictus Beer?
Apple Shine.
What do you do for fun outside of work?
My other job!
What is your favorite part about working at Invictus?
The people and the beer!
What kind of beer would you like to see next?
I trust Paul.


Lindsey Gable
Beertender

Lindsey Gable

Tell us about yourself: Mom of 4. I work full time at my kids’ school. Teach cycle classes at the Y. Love my family and animals 🙂 2 dogs, 2 ducks.

Favorite Invictus Beer? Apple Shine and James Brown.

What do you do for fun outside of work? Anything outside! Hiking, Walking dogs, spending time with the kids and husband. I love going on adventures!

What is your favorite part about working at Invictus? The people! I love meeting new people and visiting with regulars. Coming to work is my “adult-time” 🙂

What kind of beer would you like to see next? Coming into Fall/Winter, some rich flavored stouts please! Summer = Lime Kolsch! (Paul knows this) 🙂


Sam Anderson
Lead Beertender / Crowler Filler Extraordinaire

Sam Anderson

Tell us about yourself: I recently graduated from the College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth with a double major in Spanish and Exercise Physiology.

Favorite Invictus Beer? Listening Through Static.

What do you do for fun outside of work? Cross country skiing, bow hunting, fishing, tennis, spending time with friends and my better half.

What is your favorite part about working at Invictus? My favorite part is the team of awesome and fun Invictus employees I get to work with.

What kind of beer would you like to see next? I can’t wait to taste some of the new stouts that we are going to have on tap, specifically the snickers stout.


Gregory Yang
Lead Beertender, Bouncer

Gregory Yang

Tell us about yourself: An actor in Regional and Local theatre and in commercial. When Covid is over, catch him in a show in the Twin Cities and then enjoy a late beer at Invictus.

Favorite Invictus Beer? Listening Through Static.

What do you do for fun outside of work? I am a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and an avid player of Dungeons and Dragons.

What is your favorite part about working at Invictus? Inclusiveness and Representation in the brewery industry for POC. It’s extremely hard for us to break into this industry.

What kind of beer would you like to see next? A thick, frothy stout… possibly make it Nitro?


Kelly McGinley
Host, Beertender

Kelly McGinley

Tell us about yourself: Not much to tell – I’m kinda boring.
Favorite Invictus Beer?
Blarney Bros / James Brown
What do you do for fun outside of work?
Photography – (which is usually more work) + as much travel as possible.
What is your favorite part about working at Invictus?
The beer – duh! And the people are amazing!
What kind of beer would you like to see next?
Something with cinnamon and vanilla.


Alyssa Hanson
Beertender

Alyssa Hanson

Tell us about yourself: I like puzzles.
Favorite Invictus Beer?
Apple Shine.
What do you do for fun outside of work?
Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat.
What is your favorite part about working at Invictus?
Everyone is nice.
What kind of beer would you like to see next?
More Apple Shine infusions.


Gabby Zeug
Host

Gabby Zeug

Tell us about yourself: I work full time as a network engineer at a large financial institution. When I’m not working there or at the brewery, I enjoy spending ime with my daughter, watching her grow and learn new things is my greatest joy.

Favorite Invictus Beer? Ekuanot SMaSH IPA.

What do you do for fun outside of work? Spend time with family, camping, fishing, snowboarding, and watching sports!

What is your favorite part about working at Invictus? My favorite part about working at Invictus is because it feels like family. It’s awesome to work with such an amazing crew and share our passion for beer.

What kind of beer would you like to see next? Raspberry Wheat or a Coffee Cream Ale.


Sydney Loomis
Host

Sydney Loomis

Tell us about yourself: I’m a special education teacher for early childhood aged kiddos.

Favorite Invictus Beer? Sour Razz – Raspberry Sour. It’s a kettle sour with raspberries…

What do you do for fun outside of work? Spend time with my amazing niece and nephew!

What is your favorite part about working at Invictus? The atmosphere! It is very relaxed and enjoyable. It never really feels like work!

What kind of beer would you like to see next? A new kolsch.


Frida Garcia
Host

Frida Garcia

Tell us about yourself: Easy going, empathetic, passionate about helping others and living a fulfilling life.
Favorite Invictus Beer? James Brown
What do you do for fun outside of work? I enjoy to skate, paint, walks in the park, laying down in the grass.
What is your favorite part about working at Invictus? Being the first person you see when being attended!
What kind of beer would you like to see next? A 9% Stout or IPA