La Cabra Brewing


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Executive Chef TJ Mchugh


Dan Popernack


Dan moved to the Philadelphia area 10 years ago from Central PA and instantly fell in love with the region's food and beer scene.  Working in the industry and practicing the craft at home, he developed the concept for La Cabra to share his passion for food and brewing with friends, family, and (eventually) the vibrant beer fans in and around Philly.  He lives in Malvern with his wife and daughter and is greatly appreciative of the opportunity that La Cabra and its fans have provided to him.

Chuck Golder

Regional Operations Director - Contact:   CHUCK@LACABRABREWING.COM

Chuck was born and raised in Malvern and is no stranger to Berwyn (Go Pioneers!).  He began his career in hospitality as a bartender and has since held positions in varying facets of the industry.  From the local pub to prestigious country clubs, Chuck has enjoyed sharing his passion for beer and food with his guests.  When he is not on the floor at La Cabra, he can be found on the golf course with his better half or enjoying a game of chess with his son.  Currently residing in Wayne, Chuck is glad to be both a contributor and consumer of the burgeoning suburban craft beer scene.

Lauren Heald

General Manager - Contact:   LAUREN@LACABRABREWING.COM

Lauren has always had a passion for thoughtful and sustainable food, supporting local businesses, and craft beer. Lauren has had the opportunity to work with many wonderful companies over the years including Victory Brewing Company, Wyebrook Farm, and now La Cabra Brewing. When she’s not tirelessly tasting delicious beer and food, you can find her gardening, hiking, or looking for the best surf break with her husband and daughter.

TJ Mchugh

Executive Chef - Contact: TJ@LACABRABREWING.COM

Born and raised right down the road in West Chester, Pa, TJ began his culinary career at the age of 13. He found himself quickly climbing through the ranks of the kitchen from line cook to Executive Chef. His passion has always been to utilize the local farmers and purveyors Chester County has to offer.  Throughout his career, TJ has worked for prestigious country clubs in the area, as well as Victory Brewing Company. He is a proud member of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Chef Federation and takes pride in passing along the knowledge he’s obtained in his career to his kitchen crew. In his spare time you can most likely find him enjoying reggae music, hanging at the beach, playing hockey, or just enjoying the good vibes life has to offer. 

Lauren (Loe) Raffie

Assistant General Manager - Contact:     LOE@LACABRABREWING.COM

Raised in the Philadelphia, Lauren (aka Loe) started her career in customer service at the age of 15, working in hair salons. She graduated from the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute in 2009 and began working as a Hair Stylist. While working as a stylist, Loe decided to picking up shifts at Terrain Garden Cafe. This decision opened a new pathway for her within the hospitality industry. She soon realized this line of work allowed her to do what she loves. It challenged her and created the opportunity for here to grow professionally and personally.  Starting as a busser/expo, Loe quickly rose through the ranks, learning from the bottom up, to being a manager.  After gaining these new skills, Loe was eager to put them to use and be a part of something that was just about to blossom. La Cabra Brewing was that place and she couldn’t be happier to have continued her path with this crew. Making people smile and creating a warm environment for guests to enjoy themselves is what brings her joy. During her free time, you can find Loe studying the stars, recording music, and spending time with friends and family. 

Jacey Royer

Event Coordinator & Lab Manager - Contact:   EVENTS@LACABRABREWING.COM 

Jacey is originally from the small town of Reynoldsville, PA, where she grew up with her parents and 3 younger siblings.  She attended Penn State University, earning a degree in Secondary Education with a Biology focus, and moved to Malvern shortly after graduation.  Upon moving to the area, she drove the beverage cart and bartended at White Manor Country Club.  That fall, she was offered a position as a Biology teacher and lab manager at The Haverford School.  As a teacher, lab nerd, and craft beer lover, she soon discovered her interest in brewing science (yeast, enzymes… mmm…).  After four years of teaching, she turned her sights to the beer industry and began working full-time at La Cabra Brewing.  You can find Jacey multitasking as she pours pints behind the bar, propagates yeast in the brewery lab, and plans parties as La Cabra's Event Coordinator.  Outside of La Cabra, she likes to check out other local breweries, play golf, hang with her pup Memphis, and work on projects around the new house.

Jacey’s favorite La Cabra beers: Aleatory #2 and Flannery

Scott Clay

Director of Media - Contact:   SCOTT@LACABRABREWING.COM

Scott grew up just down the road in Wayne and attended Radnor High School.  After obtained a degree in Communication Journalism from Shippensburg University he worked for various multimedia companies including; ESPN, Stick Figure Productions and Masterpiece Multimedia.  After joining La Cabra's front of house team, Scott's need for a creative outlet was quickly fulfilled by becoming La Cabra's Director of Media.  Although Scott loves to look at life through a camera lens, you can also find him looking through an empty beer glass.


Christopher Young


Chris's background is in marketing, brewing and the restaurant industry. He is a graduate of Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School and Penn State University with over twelve years of experience in the restaurant industry. Chris is a former brewer at Round Guys Brewing Company, Conshohocken Brewing Company, and Tin Lizard Brewing Company and he served as Operations Director at both Round Guys and Tin Lizard. He's been awarded several local accolades for beer brewing including a silver medal at the World Beer Cup. Prior to joining the brewing industry, Chris managed marketing campaigns for Nike Running. He is an Eagle Scout and a former Division 1 athlete. In his spare time, Chris enjoys playing music and cheering on Philadelphia's sports teams.

Justin Shryock


Justin has been part of the La Cabra team since day one. Starting out in the front of the house serving, Justin’s passion for great beer and brewing soon took him out of a serving position and got him in the brewhouse. He has become the resident “haze-boy” and official on all thing hazy, juicy and delicious.

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