About Us

Astoria, Oregon

Our Story

Our story begins with a vision: In the early 2010s, local arborist and entrepreneur Luke was seeking a way to make a bigger impact in the Astoria community. Luke entertained several different ideas, but none quite fit the vision he had of bringing people together and celebrating the local culture.

During this time, Luke had a client named Dan who had a successful home brewery operation in Seaside. After enjoying Dan’s Lager recipes that he had been perfecting for more than 40 years, Luke began tossing around the idea of a brewery. He brought it up to Dan, suggesting he be the founding brewer. He also reached out to his brother-in-law Dave, his business advisor and longtime friend Jerry, and local businessman Andrew.

The founders scouted out talented people throughout the Pacific Northwest to build a team of dedicated, passionate workers. These individuals have built Buoy Beer Company into what it is today, and many continue to be a part of its ongoing story.

Our Team

Meet the people behind the brews!


Special Ops

Cream Ale


Packaging Lead

Czech Pilser


Lead Brewer

Ghost of Heikki Lunta


Sales Manager

Dunkel Lager


SW Washington Sales Professional

Helles Lager


Co-owner, CEO

Cream Ale

Kevin Shaw

Director of Brewery Operations

Pacific Pale

Kevin Lee

Coastal Sales Professional


Restaurant Manager

Pacific Pale


Marketing Manager


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Buoy Beer Company
Astoria, Oregon