Meet the Zaca Team & Their Favorite Beers

Meet the Zaca Team & Their Favorite Beers


Emily Boss - Marketing Assistant
(yes, I am in  the shower drinking a switchback & taking a selfie)

Favorite Beer: Switchback Ale
"I'm usually a tequila girl, but whenever I'm back in Vermont, all I drink is Switchbacks!"

“Switchback Ale was developed as a flavor concept, not adhering to any style guidelines. Using only traditional ingredients, Switchback Ale is an unfiltered, reddish-amber ale which is particularly well-balanced, allowing for complexity of flavor coupled with an unusually smooth and refreshing character. Five different malts, select hop varieties, and our own specially cultivated yeast create an ale which leads with hop flavors and a subtle impression of fruit (our yeast’s contribution), followed by a palate pleasing malty finish.”
The brewery began in Burlington, Vermont back in 2002. Originally only sold on draught in local bars & restaurants throughout the state. Today Switchback is sold all over New England & New York. As well as in 22oz & 12oz bottles, and 16oz cans.




 James Aleks - Co-Founder
(yes, I'm sunbathing)


Favorite Beer: Ground Breaker Inclusion Pale Ale (gluten free)
"I rarely drink beer anymore, but when I do it's gluten free!"

About Grounder Breaker Brewing:
Pale Ale is brewed to be bright and crisp. We dry hop with Cascade and Meridian hops to provide a floral aroma with elements of citrus and pine. Inclusion is a name that captures that spirit and conviction which the brewery was founded with, and their first beer. It's also the beer that won their first GABF medal with.

Ground Breaker Brewing is a dedicated 100% gluten-free brewery. Every beer that we make is naturally gluten-free, made in our brewery where no gluten containing items are allowed through the door. We brew, bottle, and distribute our gluten-free beer from our production facility in southeast Portland, Oregon.




Mark Aleks - Co-Founder
(yes, I actually have a shirt on)

Favorite Beer:
Great Divide Titan IPA
"My go-to at HH, can't go wrong with a nice local IPA."

About Great Divide:
Titan IPA is a big, aggressively hopped India Pale Ale brewed for hop disciples. It starts out with piney hop aromas and citrus hop flavors, and finishes with a nice rich, malty sweetness that is balanced with crisp hop bitterness.

A Denver based brewery, they have been involved in the craft beer scene and the community since the beginning. The brewery has become what it is today thanks to its hardworking, creative and passionate employees. At Great Divide, Bold Character is more than just a catchphrase, it’s the philosophy behind what they brew, how they think, and what they believe.