Co-founder; Lager Crusher
Jason Statham from The Transporter
Dave is one of the beloved masterminds behind Drinks & Drives Magazine. He boasts an inspiring passion for visiting places that are considered “too cold to be enjoyable” and is most comfortable in his RV. He will drink just about anything except Bud Light (sorry, Anheuser Busch) and Johnnie Walker; but he has a particular affinity for lagers and east coast IPAs. He also spends the most time piloting the tried and true 1994 Gulfstream that we tour around in.
Co-founder; Hop Dropper
Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler
Justin is the more introverted brainchild of the magazine of which you are currently reading. Voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by his former high school classmates, he defied all expectations and decided to create a craft beer and travel-related magazine and blog. Justin’s beer knowledge is constantly expanding through both trips to local breweries as well as trips to the local library (a sort of trial and error experience). He loves any beer that highlights the limitless potential of the hop flower, and is typically the voice behind the articles.
Dave Westdyke, Jr.
Tour Mate, Contributor; Domestic Destroyer
Vin Diesel in Fast & Furious
Dave, Jr. is the eldest of the three Westdyke brothers and is passionate when it comes to keeping good company while the team is out on a trip. Dave is good for pretty much trying anything whether we’re snowboarding or bar hopping, so his knowledgeable first-hand contributions to the magazine are always a welcome treat. More often than not, you can find him slugging a Miller Lite at the bar, or a heavy, full-bodied IPA at the brewery.
Tour Mate, Contributor; Session Slayer
Keanu Reeves in John Wick 2
Zac – much like Dave, Jr. – accompanies our team when we travel and provides another perspective (and good company) on the places we see, the beers we try, and the bars we visit. He’ll act as the man behind the camera, capturing moments as needed and documenting important information that all the rest of us say we’ll remember. Part hype, part man, part hype-man, Zac can typically be found slamming down session IPAs (or the occasional Rum and Coke when the situation calls). Twin brother to co-founder, Justin, Zac serves as a perfect, non-biased control variable for all of the beers we try.