How the Federation Of Beer came about, began in the small town of Vulcan, Alta.,Canada, pop. 1,836 (the official Star Trek capital of Canada). The townspeople hold an annual Star Trek convention — Spock Days— celebrating the fact the character (played by actor Leonard Nimoy) was born on the far off planet of Vulcan (god of fire on Roman myth). At the event in 2012, Dr.Richard Weger ran into his now-partners, Calgarians Paul Carreau, a retired Canadian military veteran, and Vern Raincock, a beer marketer for Delancey Direct Incorporated (importer of craft beer into Western Canada). All three were drinking beer, talking about Star Trek (being avid geeks of the franchise) and thought the TV program deserved a good ale. Their Season One Episode One beer "Vulcan Ale" was first released in Canada and corresponded with the premiere of the "Star Trek Into Darkness".
The Federation's Prime Directive: to produce high quality Craft Beer, to honour Gene Roddenberry's legacy, and to unite both Star Trek and Craft Beer fans.
Director of Merchandise and Art Direction
Mike Lozar came to the Federation by way of Brewery Art International, a graphic design and illustration company formed in reverence of the images of his youth. Mike lived in a beer memorabilia museum, he was not a childhood alcoholic.
He has been designing logo’s and labels for the craft brewing industry for a couple years now, and before that he managed and performed the primary graphic design duties for his family’s screen printing and embroidery business.
Mike’s duties in the Federation are director of merchandise, art direction and general graphic design red shirt duties. While serving in the US Air force Mike was baptized in the Star Trek mythos, with three hours a day of Trek as part of his pre work ritual, beginning with the Original Series, the Next Generation and ending with Deep Space Nine as he left for work.
Besides making beer look good, Mike is a journeyman historian helping his father curate their Montana Brewery History Museum in Polson Montana on the south shore of Flathead Lake.
Director of Administration
Twenty five years in the Canadian Armed Forces, Paul Carreau served in five Commands as an Administrator. Paul had the privilege to serve in Air Command, Force Mobile Command (Army), Maritime Command (Navy), Training Command and Signals Command. He earned Canada's Decoration with Clasp (CD) and retired from the Military in 2000.
Paul is an avid, some say rabid, Science Fiction Fan. He helped organize two Science Fiction Conventions in Halifax and two in Calgary. Paul has attended numerous conventions in North America. For the past eighteen years he has been involved in the Klingon Assault Group (K.A.G.) Kanada. For ten of those years Paul was the Senior Command Officer.
Director of Marketing and Community Management
Dr.Richard Weger is The Federation's resident Vulcan and Veterinarian. Dr.Weger spent his early youth defending the Earth from evil galactic forces in his backyard fortress. After preventing the global annihilation of civilization as we know it, he went on to attend the University Of Alberta and graduated with a degree in Genetics.
However, recognizing society's need for a Vulcan Veterinarian, Dr.Weger completed his DVM at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and developed a special interest in Xenobiological (exotic) medicine. Although he has yet to spay or neuter a Tribble, he remains ever vigil. He also sits side by side with his comrades on the Federation Council.