Urban Growler

Jill Pavlak
B.S. ’ 87 (College of Liberal Arts)

Deb Loch
M.S. ’91 (College of Science and Engineering)

Alumni Association Members

Deb Loch and Jill Pavlak

Urban Growler® Brewing Company was opened in July 2014 by Master Brewer Deb Loch and co-head honcho Jill Pavlak. These two combined their complementary skills and passions to create great beer, food and space for everyone. Deb started out her career as a biomedical engineer and professional project manager in the medical device industry. Deb began home brewing in the early 90s and became more and more passionate about it. So much so, that she left her corporate job to turn pro. Jill graduated with a degree in Speech Communications and Psychology – talk about perfect training for this industry. Prior to Urban Growler she owned two other successful businesses. Urban Growler’s mission is to bring people together through beer. The brewery, taproom, beer garden and outside retail sales help establish community among all beer drinkers.
Jill can be reached at jill@urbangrowlerbrewing.com.