Odd Breed Wild Ales is the result of Matt and Dan's passion for wild beer.
Founder/Brewmaster Matt Manthe has been brewing professionally for a decade, holding lead roles at both the brewpub and production level. For the last few years Matt has served as a consultant for the brewing industry, helping others realize their dreams of owning and operating their own brewery. Matt received his degree in Microbiology from Clemson University, and later received his Brewmasters Diploma from VLB in Berlin. Matt's favorite aspect of beer production is fermentation, which fueled his interest and eventual obsession with wild beer. When not making beer, Matt enjoys surfing, traveling, watching Clemson football, and eating good food.
Founder/General Manager Daniel Naumko, a musician/ad agency owner turned home brewer/restaurateur, has been active in the craft beer industry for over eight years. Dan is passionate about creating great food, and has a history of using beer in his recipes; one of them won the Brooklyn Brewery’s Houston Beer Experiment in 2011. Shortly after, Daniel founded the iconic beer bar and eatery The Sybarite Pig and delivered an eclectic mix of his favorite food alongside traditional and boundary pushing craft beer. After 5 years in business Dan decided to close his restaurant to focus exclusively on Odd Breed. When not slinging beer, Dan enjoys playing drums, listening to old records, and traveling the country to find the best beer and food available.