Andrés Amaya, Director

Meet Andrés, co-founder of Andina Brewing Co. and our very competent CEO in charge the Andina Brewing operations. So why the chef jacket? Well, along with being the “Family Boss”, Andrés is bringing to the brewery his love for good food by being the creator of our amazing lineup of ceviches. He really enjoys cooking delicious dishes for his wife, Rocio, and his entire family.

His fondness for the good things in life that besides food includes wine, music, art and a good cigar, started early when he left his native Colombia to go to Paris.  This “Citizen of the World” has lived, studied, worked in or visited a total of 52 countries – yes, we counted them!  And through his travels he has acquired an impressive set of skills and experiences that he is now applying to Andina, which embodies his ultimate dream “to own my own business before the age of 50”.

Allan Huynh, Head Brewer

Allan is our head brewer here at Andina, helping us produce the delicious beers that we are so proud to share with you. He joined our team in 2020 and has added great skills and personality to the team. Coming from a science background having graduated with a BSc at the University of British Columbia, Allan has always been fascinated with yeast’s ability to impart so many different characteristics to a beer. Brewing gave him an outlet to apply his knowledge of microbiology while also being endlessly creative through recipe development and problem-solving. 
On his days off, Allan loves to run around the seawall, bike around town, cook, and spend time with friends. He also insists that he will beat your high score at Tetris. 
Rocio Financial Director

Rocio Lievano, Accounting 

Rocio is a pro at managing everything related to Andina’s balance sheets. Her intuitive and honest demeanor combined with her organizational skills makes her our ideal “Financial Boss”. She oversees bringing all the wonderful items Andina imports from South America, including unique ingredients for our beer and food, and the beautiful handmade articles offered as part of our merchandising.
In her spare time, Rocio and her family enjoy adventure travel & the outdoors -she loves hiking!

Brewery Front of House Manager

Ryan Drolet, Assistant Head Brewer

Ryan is an amazing brewer and a great recent addition to the Andina family.  He brings a wealth of brewing experience, having spent seven years as Lead Brewer at a brewery on Brewers Row.

Ryan is a local from East Vancouver and in his previous life spent over 24 years in the hotel and hospitality industry.  He studied Jazz Guitar Performance and Composition prior to starting his studies at KPU in the Brewing and Brewery Operations program.
He is an avid home Brewer and enjoys spending time with and cooking for his family.  He also plays music professionally and can be seen playing in and around Vancouver with his band Puppycat.