When Shawn Huff was trying to impress a girlfriend's parents with some of Oregon's finest IPA, he ended up pouring the stuff down the drain two days later (hopefully not a relationship omen). The beer had gone flat and stale in a glass growler. That's when he decided to consult Brian Sonnichsen and Evan Rege, two close friends, avid home brewers and engineers. The beer lovers needed a solution to keep craft beer fresh. Shawn's been an entrepreneur since childhood, making and selling pottery and walking sticks during summers in Ashland, Oregon. With an MS in Chemical Engineering, the Portland native brings a science background along on his mission to banish flat beer. He boasts a "best innovation" award from the University of Washington's business plan competition.