Nate Sherrod

Head Brewer, Crossbuck

Born in Pullman, Crossbuck Brewing head brewer Nate Sherrod has lived all over Washington State, including Waitsburg, Clallam Bay, Cheney, Tumwater, Walla Walla and Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Forest Resources focused on Environmental Horticulture & Urban Forestry.  He has spent much of his career in the hospitality industry, including as a server and bartender at Whitehouse Crawford and Walla Walla Steak Co. but has always had an interest in wine and beer production and looked for every opportunity to gain experience with both, gained experience in making both at Walla Walla Brewers, Buty Winery, and others.

Nate joined the company in February 2019 working in both the brewery and dining room and eventually took over as head brewer in 2020. He would like to continue to increase production and expand production as the company grows.

He is also known for being a bit of an environmentalist and has installed solar panels on his home and drives an electric car. His love of the outdoors includes time spent hiking, camping and skiing.

Jared Jordan

Assistant Brewer/Sales

Jared Jordan joined the Crossbuck Brewing team in September 2021, hoping to be a part of putting Walla Walla on the map as a brewery destination on par with the local wine industry. A Walla Walla native, Jared learned to brew beer from his dad and the two practiced their home brewing skills in the garage, with his mom serving as quality control.

Prior to becoming part of the Crossbuck team, Jared worked for the Forest Service as the Hells Canyon River Ranger on the Snake River where he managed the rafting and kayaking program patrolling the river to ensure river permit compliance and safety. Jared loves exploring the outdoors and says you can usually find him hiking, rafting, mountain biking and skiing.