Our Team

gyp•po |ˈjipō| a lumberjack who runs or works for a small scale logging operation that is independent from an established sawmill or lumber company primarily in the Pacific Northwest.

Our family came to Southern Humboldt when the Great Douglas-Fir Forests of Washington and Oregon, where they logged, had been cut to a fraction of their former glory. What they found in Southern Humboldt was rugged country with minimal access, torrential winter storms and long parched summers. Here was a land of incredible beauty and bounty that had been skipped over in the development of the rest of the Pacific Northwest. With virgin stands of Doug-Fir still intact, there was still room for a small GYPPO logging outfit to make a go of it.

Things changed, the roads were cut, trees were felled and hauled and the floods came. The houses washed away and with them some of the greatest salmon runs on earth. And with all of this a new era of GYPPO’s arrived, not the hard loggers busting down the forest but hippies moving north to get back to the land, growing marijuana on small plots and trying to stay out of the eye of The Man.

Some things change and some don’t. Nowadays, you’re more likely to see someone in flip flops in town rather than walking around in a pair of corked boots. Once again, fortunes are being made and lost in the hills of Southern Humboldt. What hasn’t changed is the independence of the people living here. Whether they’re pushing a logging road through a creek or trying to restore it for the salmon or just making a buck on one’s own terms, all are striving to live free of the constraints of a modern world.

What GYPPO ALE MILL wants to do is celebrate all the groups that make this place so dynamic, bringing the back-to-landers and loggers, the conservatives and the liberals together over a great beer brewed in the hills of Southern Humboldt that we all love. Whether we tell the story of our grandfathers running timber or our fathers running from the feds through the timber, collectively let’s raise an independently brewed beer to a free wheeling life.



We care for each other, trust each other, push each other and at the end of the day, we have a beer together. Gyppo Ale Mill has a passion for beer. We have a passion for food. We also have a passion for our community. When an individual interacts with a member of the Gyppo Ale Mill family, this passion becomes contagious. We are determined to infuse the culture of Humboldt County and the familiarity of a brewery to create a successful business.

CORE VALUES: Family, Ocean Friendly. Growth, Learning, Passion, Determination


We are always looking for prep cook, line cook, dishwasher, bartender, hostess, and server.
Download the application and fill that puppy out. Once completed you have two options either drop it off with the manager during Gyppo Ale Mill open hours or email it to family@gyppo.com