Growing up in Hawaii, Chris Ritter’s favorite time was when family, friends, and even strangers would come together to “talk story,” often over a local Primo Beer. It is no wonder that today in his role of OUB’s “Official Head Schmoozer and Lead Drinker,” he can most often be found at the taproom offering samples to our guests, giving brewery-made biscuits to their dogs, and talking to everyone about anything, even occasionally beer. Chris’ involvement goes back over ten years to the days when we were Linden Street Brewery. His son, Andrew, was our lead brewer back then. Sadly, Andrew died of ALS in 2017 at the age of 31. Today, we redouble our efforts to honor him by continuing to brew great beer and releasing our annual Andrew Ritter Tribute beer, proceeds from which go toward finding a cure for ALS. When Chris isn’t acting as ambassador of our brewery, he is a “Strategy and Jury Consultant Advisor,” meaning he helps clients hone their trial strategy, including jury selection and the use of expert testimony. But we suspect that despite his legal eagle creds, Chris’ first love is OUB. So when you’re at the brewery, don’t be surprised to see a smiling Chris coming your way, bearing samples of beer, dog biscuits, and a story or two.