Meet our team

Jason Wilson

Owner & CEO

After receiving a degree in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from the Auburn University College of Business in 2005, Wilson spent 7 years as a supply chain professional for Georgia Pacific. In 2009, Wilson founded Back Forty Beer Company and began renovation of a 27,000 square foot historic building in Downtown Gadsden. Over 11 years Back Forty has grown to be one of the largest producers & exporters of beverages in the State. The facility has been through three major expansions, representing over $100 Million dollars in economic impact for the State of Alabama since 2009.

Brett Jenkins Executive Chef at Coldwater Mountain Brewpub

Brett Jenkins

Co-Owner/ Executive Chef

Born and Raised in Anniston, AL. I started my career at the Bread Box Bakery. I fell in love with cooking there. I did not go to culinary school but instead grew up in the kitchen with Mom (Linda) and Grandmother (Margaret) who has worked in kitchens in multiple states (6). She loves taking ingredients from around the nation while putting a classic southern touch on them.

I am currently the owner of NOLA and Harp & Clover in Gadsden and the new Co-Owner/Executive Chef at Coldwater Mountain Brewpub.

Family: My wife Holly is my partner in business and in life as well as Chef and Event Coordinator at our Gadsden Locations. I also have a 15 year old daughter, AJ.

My Favorite Beer: Kolsch.

Tommy Stevens

Tommy Stevens

General Manager

Role in the company: General Manager I have my hands in a little bit of everything except the brewing side.

When I'm not working: Golf, going out on the river with the family.

Favorite item on the menu: Either the wings or brisket.

Favorite beer: Criterium Kolsch.

Lauren Hunter

Office Manager

Background: Serving and bartending. I also studied hospitality and culinary management at JSU.

Role in the company: A litle bit of everything from accounts payable, event and catering to booking live music!

When I'm not working: I love seeing live music and hanging out with my pets. As a board member of Main Street Anniston I also enjoy being involved in the community.

Favorite item on the menu: Powerfoods salads.

Favorite beer: Criterium Kolsch.

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