PETE BURNHAM, OWNER
Pete likes to say that he blames wine for Lama Dog because, during a long grape harvest several years ago, he got hooked on good beer. This newfound appreciation resulted in a quest for hard-to-find drafts. Fast-forward a few years and one man’s quest turned into a place where everyone can come enjoy good craft beer. If you’re an IPA lover, be sure to ask Pete what his favorite one is, because that’s what he is usually drinking.
DAVID, QUITE POSSIBLY YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND
David is a certified Cicerone and also the one who makes sure we have all the beer you love. David was born and raised in Los Angeles and is currently living in Santa Barbara. He enjoys drinking all the beers. Favorite style: Brett Saison. Studying Economics. Certified Beer Server. Homebrewer. Ramen. 90’s Hip Hop. Plays the drums. Quite possibly your new best friend.
Small town guy with small town ideals. Grew up near Big Bear snowboarding in the winters and cruising thriver in the summers. My happy place is a bonfire on the beach with good people, good tunes and great beer. Right now I'm digging big stouts and porters. However I drink everything; except sours, sours suck. Yeah I said it!
LAMA, THE DOG
The dog behind the name. Lama is a Tibetan Mastiff owned by Pete who rescued him a few years back. With an enormous amount of fur, one blue eye, and one brown eye; Lama is sure to win you over. He currently is a regular at Lama Dog and enjoys water but continues to promote the best Bottle Shop around.
CHELSEA, THE ARTSY ONE
The hands behind the mural, the chalkboards, wooden signs, and all other art you see around Lama Dog. She also created the Art Markets that are held every other month here as well as seeks the artists and plans the event. She runs the marketing behind the Bottle Shop and the design of our brand. She makes sure Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and this website are all up to date in an attractive fashion. When she's not creating she's either practicing yoga or enjoying nature. Chelsea@lamadog.com
LEXI, MOTHER OF DOGS
Hi, I’m Lexi :)
I love everything about craft beer, my go twos are IPAs and wild ales! If you bring your dogs in I will feed them all the treats and give them all the love! If I’m not drinking with you guys I am at the beach with my two Golden’s, soaking up the sun.
AARON, LOVER OF BEER & TAPROOM MANAGER
Aaron moved to Santa Barbara from Pleasanton in March of 2016. He fell in love with the Bay Area beer scene 6 years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed learning more about craft beer. He enjoys getting to know the local brews and traveling to nearby breweries. When he's not watching his favorite sports, you can find him eating his way through downtown. Ask him about any IPA's or Barrel Aged beers.
GREG, THE PRINCE
From east sacramento, born and raised. In the taproom is where he spends most of his days. Chillin out, maxin, relaxin all cool, slanging great beer to all the local crews. And If you can’t find him behind the bar, there’s a good chance you’ll see him with a beer in hand on the other side.
DANIELLE SHARKEY, THE JERSEY GIRL
East coast raised, west coast refined. This UCSB alumni has found her bliss in Santa Barbara. She’s happiest hiking with her pup, cooking with friends, or on the beach with a cold beer. When you catch her behind the bar, ask her what her favorite IPA is- she always has a favorite on tap!