Matt DelVecchio co-owner of Duck Foot playing guitar

Matt Delvecchio

Head Quack

In 2012, Matt Delvecchio, at the time, a financial planner living in New York, was diagnosed with Celaic Disease, a gluten-intolerant disease. Instead of letting this get him down in the dumps, he researched ways to make beer with virtually no gluten, and thus, duckfoot was born upon Matt’s arrival in Encinitas, CA. Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, and two children, and working on ways to give more gluten free beer to the people!

Brett Goldstock co-founder of Duck Foot holding a glass of beer

Brett Goldstock

Chief Fermentation Officer

Originally a homebrewer, Brett Goldstock met Matt Delvecchio in 2014, and promptly the duo came up with the idea for Duck Foot Brewing. Brett loves the team they’ve cultivated over the last five years since then, and is proud of the team’s hard work paying off in the form of award winning and delicious beers. In the free time that he’s able to find outside of owning a brewery, he enjoys playing the guitar and speeding around as quickly as possible on a motorcycle or in a fast car built.

Matt Akin, Chief Beer Taster raising a glass

Matt Akin

Chief Beer Taster

Matt Akin is a true lover of beer and has been studying the process of making beer since he was 16 years old by reading everything possible, eventually getting his degree from UCSD, and beginning his career at AleSmith Brewing Company. He started from the bottom, cleaning kegs and bottling beer, and working his way up to eventually owning his own operation for 6 years, winning countless awards along the way. Matt is most proud of his mentees, who go on to win awards or running their own breweries, and tasting their accomplished beers.

Sebastian, Assistant Brewer drinking a glass of Duck Foot beer


Assistant Brewer

Sebastian joined the Quacks as a Cellar Worker. In a short five months, he proved over and over again that he can take on any new task and own it from start to finish. He quickly earned the title of Assistant Brewer. His work ethic and positive attitude have impressed all who have worked with him. He’s already successfully tackled several brews and almost always has a smile on his face.

Noelle, Beer Slanger holding a glass of Duck Foot beer


Beer Slanger

Noelle started pouring beer for us at the beginning of 2021. Originally from Northern California, Noelle moved down to San Diego to be closer to the beach and to what she calls the “poppin craft beer scene”. On her days off she is lounging at windansea or hanging with her four‑legged partner in crime Huckleberry, her mini aussie. When she gets to work she always makes sure the playlist is immaculate and you bet Disco Man by Remi Wolf will be on it. If she could have one superpower it would be teleportation, so she could get to Duck Foot faster whenever she wants to drink her favorite beer: Coconut IPA, DUH.

Amber, Beer Slanger and Merchandise Coordinator holding two glasses of Duck Foot Beer


Beer Slanger & Merchandise Coordinator

Amber has been a Quack for almost two years and her ~ self proclaimed ~ job title is everyone’s favorite beertender. She is from Virginia but has lived in San Diego for six years. She chose to live in San Diego because it felt like an eternal vacation. Amber is a Hop Head and her shifty of choice is KOOK SLAMS, West Coast IPA. When she’s not at work, Amber is on the hunt for vintage treasures and is an ultimate lover of the 60s/70s era. She has her own vintage store @canshedigit and is the event coordinator for the vintage and makers market hosted here at Duck Foot. If she’s not at an estate sale or thrift store she is probably chillin at home with her cat Jinx, whom she loves ever so dearly. If she had a superpower, it would be the ability to time travel… how fitting.

Jack, Tasting Room Lead holding a glass of Duck Foot beer


Tasting Room Lead

Jack is the Lead for our Miramar Tasting Room and Brewery. When he’s not at work he’s in OB at Dog Beach with his pup @rileyrosethedog or is playing bass with his band @thevolclays. Jack is born and raised in San Diego, and stayed in America’s Finest city because of his family and #thabois. If he had a super power it would be the ability to fly, how fitting. #jackthequack

Jenna, Social Manager and Beer Slanger holding a tall glass of Duck Foot Beer


Social Media Manager & Beer Slanger

Jenna is the girl who is always on her damn phone! She runs Duck Foot’s social media accounts and being the social butterfly that she is, also pours beers for us a couple days a week. When she’s not making us record Tik Toks, she’s at home being a DIY/Craft Queen. Don’t even think to buy a handmade good from Etsy, she can probably make it for you. Jenna is originally from Northern California and moved to San Diego to study at SDSU. Once she graduated she just couldn’t kiss the beer industry goodbye and stuck with it, and is now on year five of her journey.


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