Satisfaction, pint by pint

September 26, 2022


By Debbie Juniewicz

A little luck and a lot of knowledge provided Pete Meyer, R’87, with the opportunity of a lifetime — opening a microbrewery.

“I understand real estate, construction, and development and how to recognize a good opportunity,” Meyer says. “I was just fortunate to develop this brewery at the right time, in the right location, and in the right market.”

Timnath Beerwerks opened its doors in the historic Timnath Feed & Grain Building in Northern Colorado in 2018 with the goal of making the best beer in Colorado. What the Fudge?!?! stout, Blood Orange pale ale, Take Five pilsner, and others did the job as NoCo Style magazine named Timnath the No. 1 Brewery in 2020 and 2021. In addition to the taproom, Timnath’s brews are available in 15 restaurants.

“My brewer definitely knows what he’s doing,” Meyer says. “I have an amazing staff. Now we need to figure out how to grow the business.”

I have an amazing staff. Now we need to figure out how to grow the business.

While the brewery’s success is a definite point of pride, it’s not even Meyer’s day job. He is vice president of business development at Brinkman Construction in Colorado, a position he has held for the past 13 years. Meyer has been putting his economics degree to use in the development and construction field for more than two decades.

Both of these jobs have enabled Meyer to support his philanthropic passion. He was recently named president of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County.

“I want to be able to have an impact — change maybe one person’s life, one family’s life,” he says.

The convergence of his three community roles seems too good to be true — almost. Timnath’s mission is closely tied to philanthropy, and it provides the perfect location for fundraising events.

“We are focused on the community, and we want to give back,” Meyer says. “We want to make a positive impact on people’s lives.”