About Us

UniteCraft is a team of highly experienced professional brewery owners and business experts providing services to the craft brewery industry.  We're focused on advisory and mentorship, equipment appraisal, equipment acquisition and disposal, financing, and brewery closure. Founded in 2019 our head office is in Fort Collins, Colorado, with business offices in Denver and San Francisco.

Brad Lincoln

Brad Lincoln is the co-founder of two Colorado-based craft breweries, Funkwerks and Jessup Farm Barrel House. He is also a certified CPA who graduated from Arizona State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. After working for many years in public accounting and then real estate, Brad pursued a passion for craft beer by attending Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago, where he studied brewing science. Here, he met two of his future business partners. In 2009, he moved to Fort Collins, Colorado and started Funkwerks. The taproom opened its doors in 2010, the brewery won its first award in 2011 for its Saison, and Funkwerks was recognized as Small Brewing Company of the Year at GABF in 2012. In 2015, Brad opened his second brewery, Jessup Farm Barrel House, in a restored barn from the 1800s. The brewery has three gold medals wins from GABF and World Beer Cup. Brad oversees all day to day operations at both breweries, including production, finance, employee management, marketing and distribution.

Derek Godfrey

Derek Godfrey is responsible for Strategy and Operations at UniteCraft. Derek has spent over thirty years in the brewery industry. From his start at Molson Breweries Canada, he moved to the United States for the development of Molson Breweries USA. He founded a technology service company utilized by Miller Brewing, which ultimately managed over $35 million of inventory at U.S. distribution centers. Years later, he founded a Los Angeles-based internet start-up e-commerce business that was acquired by Micro Matic, the global leader in draft dispensing equipment manufacturing. This platform has since evolved into the largest North American site for beverage dispensing equipment. While helping solidify Micro Matic as an authority leader in the market, Derek served in executive roles where he brought the $250 million, 1,700 employee worldwide company online globally while doubling the size of the North American operation. Recognized as an entrepreneur, visionary thinker and expert in building large scale enterprise class business platforms for rapid growth organizations, Derek holds an economics degree from McMaster University and an associate degree in Marketing and Advertising from Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, both in Ontario, Canada.

Sam Townsend
Brewing Equipment Specialist & Head Brewer

Sam Townsend is a Colorado native who was born in Fort Collins before moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming. After graduating from the University of Wyoming in 2010, he returned to Fort Collins, where he began exploring the local craft beer scene. After trying Funkwerks’ flagship Saison, he decided to try to recreate the beer at home. After that first brew, he was hooked on the process and began spending his free time making every kind of beer he could. After many years of home brewing, he took a job at Old Colorado Brewery in Wellington. He then cellared and brewed for Jessup Farm Barrel House before finally becoming the Head Brewer at the brewery that started it all: Funkwerks. When he’s not brewing, you can find him mountain biking, snowboarding, running around with his energetic Border Collie-Heeler named Wren, or sampling craft beer around town.

Nick Michaels

Nick Michaels is head of technology at UniteCraft and founder and owner of Webthink International, a global web technology services firm. Nick has over twenty years of history in building enterprise-class technology solutions for leading global companies. The UniteCraft marketplace and UniteCraft PinPoint is built on Webthink’s core web and mobile technology platform. For over eighteen years, Webthink has provided the global e-business technology platform for the draft beer equipment manufacturer, Micro Matic USA and Micro Matic A/S. Other brewery industry projects include web and mobile technology for McDantim Gas Blending Technologies and an industry-wide line cleaning and draft beer technician scheduling solution used by thousands of draft beer service technicians in North America and around the world.

Kristin Godfrey
Marketing & Events

Kristin is the Marketing and Events for UniteCraft and a highly driven marketing leader with experience building brand and creative strategy, She has exceptional communication, influencing and leadership capabilities and is focused on crafting partnerships and customer engagement through events, social media/digital and other innovative channels in the fast-growing craft beer scene.