About Us

The Harveys

Art Harvey

Founder – Art attended LSU for a BSEE in semiconductor physics, then SMU for a MBA. He spent 15 years at Dallas Semiconductor/Maxim Integrated doing engineering, marketing, and product management. In 2004, Art and his wife moved into Lakewood. In 2010, he moved into the music electronics industry as Director of Marketing & Sales for OnBoard Research/Intellitouch. In 2012, he began donating to Guitars In The Classroom (GITC). In 2013 he was asked to join the GITC board of directors. One year later, he became the Treasurer of GITC, and in 2015 he was elected President of GITC. This year, GITC will train more than 2300 teachers!

Outside of work, Art enjoys running, brewing, rock climbing, and chasing his two children, Maxwell and Mika.

Peter Hemmingsen

Head Brewer – Peter Hemmingsen has been an active member of the north Texas brew scene since 2012. He started winning awards for his beer about a year after he started brewing – and I’m not talking small-town county fairs – he’s won awards at Deep Ellum’s Labor of Love, the Oregon Brew Classic, and gold at the National Homebrew Competition!

While winning awards for his homebrews, Peter was paying his dues as a volunteer for production breweries – Deep Ellum Brewing, Peticolas, and Twin Leaf. Cleaning kegs, painting walls, and giving tours. Peter eventually found a home as the assistant brewer for Bitter Sisters Brewery in Addison. From there, he went to Mountain Fork Brewery in Oklahoma and helped them move from startup mode into full production and distribution. He later returned to DFW and worked with Manhattan Project.

We’re proud to have Peter leading the creation of our products. Peter has a keen attention to detail, solid mechanical skills, and a passion for the craft.

Bill Parker

William “Bill” Parker

Director of Operations
Bill Parker was born in Waco Texas into a very Southern Baptist family… i.e. No drinking alcohol. He now has finally broken out of this terrible rut by partnering in on an amazing brewery opportunity. Luckily this occurred after he graduated from Texas A&M and the University of Texas medical school in Houston.

He went on to Baylor University and became a professor of surgery in Trauma and now practices at Methodist medical center as an emergency surgeon. Bill is married to Mary Parker MD FACOG and has three children Will, Laura, and Emily – all beer drinkers at present. He has been married almost 30 years and now lives in Uptown Dallas.

Bill and his wife are active runners, cyclists, and swimmers.



What’s our beer like, you ask? The industry is rampant with one-upmanship and yeasty creations dripping in hop oils tailored for obscure niche markets. Are we going to get caught up with the fever and do some of that? You can bet your last sip of Dogfish 120 or All Orange Everything we are. BUT, the majority of our craft brews are refreshingly simple. We’re aiming to sit just left of your dinner plate, not on the podium of some beer award.



Contact us

hello@westlakebeer.com

2816 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75226

(877) 994-BEER