We Believe

Great Beer Gives Back

We started Common Space to improve the lives of others.
It's a big goal and relentless pursuit
We aspire to be great and believe that giving back is a necessary ingredient.
This is our team.
Behind the Brews

The Common Space Team

Brent Knapp

Founder & CEO

Founder & CEO

Hometown: Palos Verdes, CA

First job out of college: Ditch Digger (Seriously)

Death bed dinner: Red Onion

Favorite childhood toy: Kiddie Woodworking Set

Next up on the bucket list: Wherever Pearl Jam is touring next

Pick 2 bands: Pearl Jam and Pink Floyd

Pick 2 beers: Smog City Sabre-Toothed Squirrel and Kush’s latest brew

Pick anyone to drink a beer with: The whole Common Space Team!

    Dave Childress

    Founder

    Founder

    Hometown: Roswell, NM

    First job out of college: Cavalry Platoon Leader

    Death bed dinner: Rudy’s BBQ

    Favorite childhood toy: Big wheel w/ super skid handbrake

    Next up on the bucket list: Machu Picchu

    Pick 2 bands: Dispatch and Jurassic 5

    Pick 2 beers: El Segundo Brewing Company Citra Pale Ale and Three Weavers Young Grasshopper

    Pick anyone to drink a beer with: General Patton

      Ryan Filippini

      Founder

      Founder

      Hometown: Stockton, CA

      First job out of college: Carpenter

      Death bed dinner: Tacos from El Tarasco on Imperial

      Favorite childhood toy: Ultimate Warrior wrestling buddy

      Next up on the bucket list: Watch 162 A’s games in a season

      Pick 2 bands: Grateful Dead and Grateful Dead

      Pick 3 beers: Sudwerk Hoppy Pilsner, Three Weavers Seafarer Kolsch and Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale

      Pick anyone to drink a beer with: Herb Kelleher

        Kushal Hall

        Head Brewer

        Head Brewer

        Hometown: Grew up in Claremont CA, Brewed up in San Francisco CA

        First job out of college: Professional boxer (at a UPS store), also once worked a funnel cake stand

        Death bed dinner: Good food, good drink, good company

        Favorite childhood toy: Sharpened sticks

        Next up on the bucket list: John Muir Trail

        Pick 2 bands: Radiohead and Ratatat

        Pick 2 beers: Highland Park  Timbo Pils and Three Weavers Inglewood IPA

        Pick anyone to drink a beer with: My Dad

          Andy Link

          Brewer

          Brewer

          Hometown: Pasadena, CA

          First job out of college: Keg Washer / Filler

          Death bed dinner: Carnitas, corn (duh) tortillas, and a margarita

          Favorite childhood toy: LEGOs

          Next up on the bucket list: Beers in Bavaria

          Pick 2 bands: Led Zeppelin and The Beatles

          Pick 3 beers:  Pizza Port’s MG-42, Faction’s Penske File and Sante Adairius’ Lady in Grey

          Pick anyone to drink a beer with: @dpriceyo + @therealdavelink

            Josie Becker

            Production Assistant

            Production Assistant

            Hometown: Long Beach, CA

            First job out of college: Barista

            Death bed dinner: Double-double animal-style

            Favorite childhood toy: Pink Power Ranger action figure

            Next up on the bucket list: Attend Manchester City home game

            Pick 2 bands: Artic Monkeys and The Clash

            Pick 2 beers: Smog City Sabre-Toothed Squirrel and Stone Go To IPA

            Pick anyone to drink a beer with: Gina Rodriguez

              Willie Talbert

              Sales

              Sales

              Hometown: Shadyside, Ohio

              First job out of college: Bartender at New Albany Country Club

              Death bed dinner: Filet Mignon w garlic whipped potatoes

              Favorite childhood toy: BB Gun

              Next up on the bucket list: Travel the world

              Pick 2 bands: Guns & Roses and Eminem

              Pick 2 beers: Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale and El Segundo Brewing Company Citra Pale Ale

              Pick anyone to drink a beer with: Tom Hanks

                Rachel Brady

                Sales

                Sales

                Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA

                First job out of college: Firestone Walker Brewing Company

                Death bed dinner: Thai Food

                Favorite childhood toy: Rollerblades

                Next up on the bucket list: Brazil

                Pick 2 bands: Against Me! and Weezer

                Pick 2 beers: El Segundo Brewing Company Surfin Bird DIPA and Firestone Walker Brewing Company Walker’s Reserve Porter

                Pick anyone to drink a beer with: Neil Degrasse Tyson

                  Denise Ramirez

                  Marketing Manager

                  Marketing Manager

                  Hometown: Ventura, CA

                  First job out of college: Bartender

                  Death bed dinner: Tacos & Beer

                  Favorite childhood toy: Glitter Gel Pens

                  Next up on the bucket list: Green Bay Packer’s Game

                  Pick 2 bands: Rolling Stones, The Devil Makes Three

                  Pick 2 beers: Mother Earth’s Boo Koo, Common Space Hammock Street Lager

                  Pick anyone to drink a beer with: My girlfriends

                    Dan

                    Hometown: Long Beach, CA
                    First job out of college: Sound Designer
                    Death bed dinner: Tacos
                    Favorite childhood toy: Nintendo Power Pad
                    Next up on the bucket list: Mexico D.F.
                    Pick 2 bands: Paul Simon & LCD Soundsystem
                    Pick 2 beers: Common Space Fresh Pils of LA & Space Trees
                    Pick anyone to drink a beer with: My Grandpa

                      Steven Roman

                      Distributing Coordinator

                      Distributing Coordinator

                      Hometown: Anaheim, CA

                      First job out of college: Cashier at Ralph’s

                      Death bed dinner: Chicken, rice, & beans with homemade tortillas

                      Favorite childhood toy: Red Rider BB Gun

                      Next up on the bucket list: Visit & drink in Ireland

                      Pick 2 bands: Balance and Composure, Hatebreed

                      Pick 2 beers: Common Space’ Pony Fight Club Hazy IPA, PBR

                      Pick anyone to drink a beer with: Paul Rudd

                        Ian Issitt

                        Managing Server

                        Managing Server

                        Hometown: Nashville, TN

                        First job out of college: Camera cleaner at Helix Camera

                        Death bed dinner: Mac & Cheese with Bacon

                        Favorite childhood toy: He-Man and Silver Hawks

                        Next up on the bucket list: Travel to Australia, see the Great Barrier Reef

                        Pick 2 bands: Arctic Monkeys and Jimi Hendrix

                        Pick 2 beers: Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted Ale and Mickey’s

                        Pick anyone to drink a beer with: Anthony Bourdain

                          Diamante Vann Donaldson

                          Taproom Server

                          Taproom Server

                          Hometown: Hawthorne, CA

                          First job out of college: Target

                          Death bed dinner: Ice cream

                          Favorite childhood toy: BB Gun

                          Next up on the bucket list: Go overseas

                          Pick 2 bands: All TDE and Lil Uz

                          Pick 2 beers: Delirium and Samuel Smith

                          Pick anyone to drink a beer with: K. Dot

                            Lizet Gonzalez

                            Taproom Server

                            Taproom Server

                            Hometown: Long Beach, NJ

                            First job out of college: Accounts Payable at the Braille Institute

                            Death bed dinner: Steak

                            Favorite childhood toy: Bike

                            Next up on the bucket list: Iceland

                            Pick 2 bands: St Vincent and Haim

                            Pick 2 beers: Ballast Point Sculpin IPA and Spoetzl Brewery Shiner Bock

                            Pick anyone to drink a beer with: President Obama

                              Olga Gomez

                              Taproom Server

                              Taproom Server

                              Hometown: Hawthorne, CA

                              First job out of college: Target

                              Death Bed dinner: Pizza and Acovado toast

                              Favorite childhood toy: Barbie Bicycle

                              Next up on the bucket list: 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise

                              Pick 2 bands: Heroes del silencio and Iced Earth

                              Pick 2 beer: The Bruery Orxata and LA Ale Works Karma Kölsch

                              Pick anyone to drink a beer with: @ivanezbeer

                                Sam Hall

                                Taproom Server

                                Taproom Server

                                Hometown: Prescott, AZ

                                First job out of college: Bartending

                                Death bed dinner: Fried Chicken & Cheesecake

                                Favorite childhood toy: Super Nintendo

                                Next up on the bucket list: Create a bucket list

                                Pick 2 bands: Cohered & Cambria, Queen

                                Pick 2 beers:Four Sons Hazerface, Hanger 24 Orange Wheat

                                Pick anyone to drink a beer with: Rob Dyrdek

                                  Ivan Gomez

                                  Taproom Server

                                  Taproom Server

                                  Hometown: Gualadajara, MX

                                  First job out of college: Costco

                                  Death bed dinner: Torta Ahogada

                                  Favorite childhood toy: Sling Shot

                                  Next up on the bucket list: 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise

                                  Pick 2 bands: Iced Earth, Children of Bodom

                                  Pick 2 beers: Beachwood Thrill Seeker IPA, Common Space Hammock Street Lager

                                  Pick anyone to drink a beer with: My Wife Olga

                                    Roxy Duffy

                                    Taproom Server

                                    Taproom Server

                                    Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

                                    First job out of college: Big 5 Sporting Goods

                                    Death bed dinner: Chicken, rice, & broccoli

                                    Favorite childhood toy: Suzy Stretch

                                    Next up on the bucket list: Visit cousin Kelly in Australia

                                    Pick 2 bands: Grateful Dead, Sublime

                                    Pick 2 beers: Mother Earth’s Cali Creamin, Common Space Pink & Proud

                                    Pick anyone to drink a beer with: Paul Rudd

                                      Dan Hughley

                                      Taproom Server

                                      Taproom Server

                                      Hometown: Rosemount, MN

                                      First job out of college: Audio Engineer for Steve Vai

                                      Death bed dinner: Ribeye, Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus, & Ice Cream

                                      Favorite childhood toy: BB Gun

                                      Next up on the bucket list: Climb Half Dome

                                      Pick 2 bands: Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana

                                      Pick 2 beers: Mayberry IPA, ESBC. Jai Alai, Cigar City

                                      Pick anyone to drink a beer with: John Muir

                                        Dodger

                                        Hometown: Pixley, CA

                                        Death bed dinner: Carrots & Peanut Butter

                                        Favorite puppyhood toy: Little Reny (stuffed fox)

                                        Next up on the bucket list: Learn to swim with Mom and Dad

                                        Pick anyone to drink a beer with: Baymax

                                          Laura Munoz

                                          Taproom Server

                                          Taproom Server

                                          Hometown: Chatham, NJ

                                          First job out of college: In the wine cellar at Balthazar

                                          Death bed dinner: Goat cheese agnolotti & strawberry gelato from Otto

                                          Favorite childhood toy: K’nex

                                          Next up on the bucket list: Wine tasting in South Africa!

                                          Pick 2 bands: Fleetwood Mac, Bruuuuce

                                          Pick 2 beers: Summer- Ballast Pt Grapefruit Sculpin, Winter- Duchesse De Bourgogne

                                          Pick anyone to drink a beer with: my best bud Harvey

                                            Baymax

                                            Brewery Dog

                                            Brewery Dog

                                            Hometown: Compton, CA

                                            Death bed dinner: In & Out burger

                                            Favorite puppyhood toy: Big squeaky donut

                                            Next up on the bucket list: Travel to three National Parks

                                            Pick anyone to drink a beer with: Dodger

                                              Ryan Clark

                                              Taproom Server

                                              Taproom Server

                                                Cesar Alfaro

                                                Taproom Server

                                                Taproom Server

                                                  The Backstory

                                                  Brent met Ryan in college at UCLA

                                                  Ryan met Dave in a park while our wives were drinking wine out of a red solo cup

                                                  Ryan met Kushal while he was the Head of Brewing Operations at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

                                                  We come from different backgrounds and have different life experiences but one similar goal: build a brewery, make great beer and  help us all find a Common Space

                                                   

                                                  The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.

                                                  – John Wooden