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Brett Smith – Executive Chef/Partner

A native of Wappingers Falls, New York, Smitty first came to Colorado to ski—but he stayed to cook! He worked his way up the ranks of Jax Fish House and Zolo Southwestern Grill in Boulder and then spent four years as the Executive Chef of Zozo’s Restaurant on Saint John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. When he came back home to Colorado he took the reins at Zolo once again and in 2014 teamed up with Dave Query and Bryan Selders to open The Post Brewing Company in Lafayette.

When he’s not behind the burners of The Post, Smitty enjoys swimming, hiking, and grilling with his wife and kids. He also started a benefit for the Autism Society of Boulder County, called The Jack Ferrigno Send a Kid to Camp Grant, which raises money every year to send area kids in need to summer camp.

Kyler Chávez – General Manager

A self-certified beer geek, Kyler loves sharing and teaching others about this incredible beverage. In his eyes, it has impacted the course of human civilization since before recorded history, and was a mainstay of the earliest incantations of modern hospitality—the old school  inns and taverns—that evolved into today’s  brewpubs. There are so many styles and flavors, especially now, that Kyler believes he can make a beer fan out of (almost) anyone.

Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Kyler has been globetrotting since he was a little kid—from Hong Kong to New England, Hawaii to Alaska. He started out in the industry as a dishwasher at his high school and never looked back. He dove into the industry headfirst, training as a chef at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and then earning a degree in Hospitality Administration at Boston University. He cooked at the Flagstaff House in Boulder, served as the assistant beverage director at the Andaz Maui at Wailea in Hawaii, and helped run a brewpub outside of Denali Park and Anchorage, Alaska before coming back to sunny CO and joining the family at The Post.

When he’s not converting guests into beer fanatics, Kyler enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, home brewing, listening to music, and working on his Cicerone certification.

 
 
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