Team

Bob Jensen

Owner/C0-Founder

Bob Jensen

Bob is the son of a chemist and food scientist, and the father of a craft beer enthusiast. A successful entrepreneur, he retired as president of the transportation company Hub Group to open Argus Brewery with his son Patrick in 2009.

Joe Mengel

Vice President

Joe Mengel

Joe brings a wealth of food and beverage management experience to the Argus team. He helped develop the first beer released by Argus and is involved in all aspects of operations, with an emphasis on sales, management and human resources. 

Ted Furman

Brew Master

Ted Furman

Ted is a true pioneer in the Chicago craft beer industry. Over the past 30 years, he has helped launch the careers of many talented brewers, including the founders of 3 Floyds and Revolution breweries. Ted is the founder of award-winning Golden Prairie Brewing and (lucky us) the brewmaster at Argus since 2016.

John Freyer

president

John Freyer

John’s three decades of experience in the beer industry, including a stint at 3 Floyds Brewing Co., have given him the insight and creative vision to lead Argus Brewery. John is responsible for distributor management and relationships.

Nick Lubovich

Brewery Historian

Nick Lubovich

Nick is a proud Chicago Southsider who developed a love of storytelling—and beer—while a college student in London, England. He lives in Pullman, loves sailing and traveling, and is a big part of the reason our tours at Argus Brewery are so highly rated.

Jerry Beaudion

Director of sales

Jerry Beaudion

From his early days working on a beer truck to his current role building Argus Brewery’s exposure, Jerry has worked at every level of the beer industry. He has relished it all, building lifelong friendships and enjoying delicious beers along the way.

Mary Pellettieri

director of quality control

Mary Pellettieri 

Mary is a renowned beverage expert and author of Quality Management, a guidebook for brewers. She has worked at the Siebel Institute, Goose Island Brewing, and MillerCoors. At Argus, Mary helped refine our brewing process and tweak our beers to make them distinctive and represent the values of the brewery.

Byron Moore

head brewer

Byron Moore