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Michael Calhoun

Michael Calhoun

Co-Owner/General Manager

First of all, this is the man behind the whole brewery. Born and raised in Red River, Michael knows this town like the back of his hand. In 2015 he had a new-found dream of bringing a brewery to his hometown. Every minute since then has been spent making that dream come true. Michael will make sure the operation keeps going and the local beer keeps flowing.

Sharon Calhoun

Sharon Calhoun

Co-Owner/Operations Manager

The glue holding the Red River Brewing Company family together, Sharon is a true team player here at this New Mexico pub. By keeping the staff happy and organized, she makes sure every visitor's experience is as great as it can be! Certainly, Sharon is here to make sure your local family dining experience is perfect.

Gavin Whealy

Gavin Whealy

Head Brewer and Distiller

Meet Gavin! He works long and hard to make sure we always have lots of delicious handcrafted beer and spirits to satisfy your thirst. Originally from Indiana, he and enjoys riding dirt bikes, snowboarding, snowmobiling, wrenching on his machines, pack-rafting, hiking, and his favorite RRBC drink is our Kia Ora NZ IPA.

David Protz

David Protz

Director of Sales

David leads our sales effort. His goal is to establish and grow the wholesale distribution market for our handcrafted spirits and beer to its full potential. David is very "seasonal" in his food and drink choices. In the winter he leans towards Whiskey. In the summer he's all about Agave and Sotol mixed together in a Marghita with a Sotol float! Fav activities- Hanging with his wife (enjoying my favorite drinks) and his dogs!!

Contact David ( if you're interested in selling our products.

Missy Turner

Office Manager

Missy keeps our office running smoothly. She excels at herding cats which is needed in our big operation.

Shane Elliott

Kitchen Manager

The best kitchen manager a brewpub could ask for! Shane and his crew will make sure you and your family keep coming back for more!

Janie Kovach

Front of House Manager

Meet Janie, our new Front of House Manager. You may recognize her from around town since she's been in Red River since 2017. With over 10 years of restaurant experience, we are excited for her to lead our team!