Meet the Team

Charles Tope – Owner

Aka Charles, Charlie, Boss Man. He’s the guy behind the vision of PGBeer and the reason we’ll be able to offer a delicious, refreshing local beer to local people (and beyond)! He wanted “a beer you’d be proud to share with your family and friends alike,” because he sure does have a lot of family, and a lot of friends!

Kim Tope – Business Development

Kim wears many hats with the company; sales, accounting, event planning, you name it – she’ll get it done! She keeps us all very organized, all while juggling her two boys and their new puppy, Champ!

Justine Tope – Business Development

As a third generation Tope (niece of owner Charles), and a native Pacific Grovian, Justine fit into the company naturally. Being one of 23 grandchildren in the Tope family, Justine is the (self-proclaimed) “favorite” ?.

Scott Runge – Director of Operations

Scott has been with the team since day 1 of PGBeer and has helped grow the company to where it is now! With “an existing passion for beer, it’s been an exciting industry to tap into.” Through the process of starting this brand, he’s become an unofficial member of the Tope family. Fun Fact: Scott’s grandfather was a Master Brewer in San Francisco, working for breweries such as: Burgermeister/Schlitz, Hamms, and Lucky Lager.

Blu The Beagle – Chief Barketing Officer

When she’s not howling, sniffing every square inch of every walk, or begging for food – Blu loves sticking her head out of the car window, letting her ears blow in the wind, and napping! Especially if she can find the sun shinning through a window.