Luke Jipp is the head brewer at Backpocket Brewing, which has locations in Coralville, Dubuque and Johnston. The craft beer destination is known for trying anything from seasonal favorites and classic lagers. Learn about Luke Jipp…
Follow at: @backpocketbrewing
Hometown: Wilton, Iowa
First job: Construction
Favorite ways to spend your free time in IA: Biking, hiking, camping and enjoying time with my dog and wife.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Winning a 2023 World Beer Cup Gold Medal for our Pumpkin Ale.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: Graduating college and earning a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa. Go Hawks! And learning Water Chemistry for brewing.
Someone who inspires you and why: My wife, who has always supported me through life’s adventures.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Work hard, get experience in all aspects of brewing, and have fun and enjoy the experience.
Favorite quote: “Dream big, stay positive, work hard and enjoy the journey.”
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I am a twin.
What makes someone fabulous: Being who you are!