Charlotte’s Bold Missy Brewery is born from the celebration of great Bold Missies. We create the best for every pour of well-loved styles of craft beer and our delicious eats. We take our business seriously, but not ourselves. Our philosophy is to balance passion and fun with business and growth, reach out and bring it in with our guests and community, and celebrate life’s enjoyment and the people who live life in a bold way.
CAROL WAGGENER Founder & Head Kegwasher
Every morning when Carol came in to work, her first boss would pop up over the cubes and shout “Look out everybody! Here comes the Bold Missy!” Her career included hard time at a mega brewer, but she developed a great love of the fun of the beer business. On a craft beer pub crawl, she realized that she wanted to start her own brewery. Several years later, after living and breathing hops, malt and yeast, the Bold Missy Brewery was born.
Clemson Tiger orange is the predominant color in her t-shirt drawer
Rents a room from Bruno- the brew dog, he really owns the house
Not ashamed of her love of sitcoms and reality tv
If she tries to hug you, just go with it, she loves to “bring it in”
CARLI SMITH Brewmaster & Bonafide Rockstar
To get to where she is now, Carli literally had to hit Rock Bottom… While studying book-keeping and bean-counting at the University of San Diego, she would moonlight as a hostess at Gordon Biersch. One day she volunteered to help out in the brewhouse, and once she got a taste for that brewer life she was hooked! After graduation, Carli traded in her abacus for a pair of work boots. After three years working as an assistant brewer at Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom, she took charge at the latter and started turning heads with her creative and delicious brews. In 2017, she answered Bold Missy’s call for a new Brewmaster and swapped out Southern California for North Carolina!
Loving Mother to Jasper the Brew Dog (the real brains behind the operation)
Avid baker, specialties include ginger snap and the perfect chocolate chip cookies
Camping aficionado who firmly believes that weekends are intended to be spent drinking beer outdoors
Born and raised in San Diego. Yes, she can surf (but she’d rather be snowboarding)
LYBBI ROTH Tap Room Manager & Hype Woman
When Lybbi was a little kid in St. Louis, her favorite Aunt Carol took her on a tour of the Anheuser-Busch facility. When Lybbi grabbed her nose and whined about the brewery smell, Carol leaned in and whispered, “That’s the smell of money, kid.” Twenty years later, Carol realized that at the heart of a successful, craft brewery is a “secret weapon millennial.” So, she called on her niece to rise to the occasion.
Spent five years saying, “my pleasure” at Chick-Fil-A
Worked at Disney World, wasn’t a Princess, but thanks for asking
Has two Siamese cats, but is NOT a cat person
Made the kessel run in less than twelve parsecs
HEATHER BROOKE Keg Slinger, Phone Ringer
Heather moved to the Charlotte area 6 years ago to be closer to family and fell hard for the queen city. She has spent most of her adult life working in the service industry, and a job at Heist Brewery sparked her love and appreciation for craft beer. Heather has dabbled in other various industries, but she just couldn’t stay away the beer biz! Now that she’s found at home at Bold Missy as the head sales rep she’s unstoppable – wheeling and dealing and always meeting new people to talk beer with!
Dog mom to Briar, fish mom to Pongo
Her work wife is Blanca (the delivery van) - you can catch this dynamic duo cruising the streets of Charlotte
Loves to cook, but hasn’t quite mastered the grilled cheese yet…
If you can’t find her in our taproom, you can bet she’s in someone else’s… she’s hit over 100 breweries within the past year (she likes beer)
JOE BROWN Bearded Bearer of Bold Brews
Born & raised Californian, Joe never thought he’d leave the Golden State. That is, until he visited Charlotte and fell in love with the brewing scene. Now as a resident of the Queen City, Joe has found his home among the hops. Having spent most of his career in the wine industry, the next logical step was to trade in his suit & tie for a bigger beard & pint glasses. Now as your friendly neighborhood sales rep, you can find him zipping around in Garth (his Star Wars sticker-riddled car) spreading the joy of Bold Missy across the land!
Also worked at Disney World - wasn't a princess, but thanks for asking
Loves few things in this world more than a baby goat in a sweater
Is fluent in Star Wars, Disney, WWE, and both Marvel and DC
Has a killer karaoke performance of Separate Ways by Journey
Tap Room: 610 Anderson Street Charlotte, NC 28205 (980) 299-4184