Photography by Jeff Kazules

Photography by Jeff Kazules

Tim Kazules | CEO & Head Brewer

In the middle of his 15 year career in the biotech industry, Tim Kazules discovered craft beer while attending a Cancer Conference in Denver, Colorado. Overly impressed by his visit to The Great Divide brewing company, he decided to open his own brewery. At that time (Spring of 2009) he was 3 months into his MBA program and directed the remainder of the 2 year program towards learning the finance and management while also learning to brew beer at home.

Following graduation from USD in December of 2010, he moved to Ventura County to build a new research imaging group at AMGEN. By October of 2014 Tim had become an award winning homebrewer, completed his business plan and raised sufficient funding to leave his Amgen job to build the brewery. Five Threads Brewing Company held their official grand opening on October 29th, 2015 and continues to receive great praise and support from the surrounding community.