Our Story

Blue Skye is about quality craft beer, wood fired pizza and community. Owner Monte Shadwick envisioned a pub on historic Santa Fe Avenue that is unique to the area – a place where your name and preferences are known. He has assembled a local team including brewer John Goertzen, to bring his dream to life. We invite you to stop in for refreshments with friends, and become part of our Blue Skye family.

John Goertzen

John Goertzen, 20 year career firefighter, currently serving as Captain of Fire Station 1. Husband, father of 3 and brewer at Blue Skye. I’m a long time beer advocate and after being introduced to craft beer, I knew I would have to try brewing it myself. I have been brewing beer seriously for about 7 years and brewing for Blue Skye from day one. I love making beer and serving our community as a fire fighter. I feel I have the two best jobs in the world. My vision and inspiration is to craft great beer that everyone will enjoy. We here at Blue Skye pride ourselves in continuous improvement of our various crafts. My favorite thing about brewing is to hear people say “that is good beer”.