Meet The Team
Alex and Joe Hoxmeier, owners
Alex and Joe invite you to visit Square Beverage! The friendly and knowledgeable staff includes Mark Broocks, Morgan Albright, Stephen Skorupa, Mike Browne and the independent services of sommelier Sara Moll and her company Vinsocial.
Steven Skorupa is the assistant/night manager of Square Beverage. Originally from Washington State, he moved to Fort Collins in search of new experiences and adventures. He had a base knowledge of wine, beer, and spirits as a bartender, but found passion for the retail beverage industry after joining the Square Beverage team. Being an experienced musician in his free time, he found similarities between music and the beer and wine industry. Both can bring people together in any situation, and they are both worlds filled with endless possibilities. Steven is using this same opportunity to expand his wine, beer, and spirit knowledge. In his free time, Steven plays music, continues to bar tend and enjoys swimming and outdoor activities. Steven is TIPS trained, so you will likely see him pouring beer and wine during the tastings. His drinks of choice are a good Sour ale, a glass of Riesling or red blend, and a great Old Fashioned.
Alex Hoxmeier is one of the owners and the registered manager of Square Beverage. A native of Fort Collins, he graduated from Rocky Mountain High School and Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Before starting Square Beverage, he worked locally in distribution, warehouse management and business and residential restoration. Alex is TIPS trained and maintains great working relationships with the beverage distributors who service northern Colorado. He manages all aspects of the business, but focuses on recruiting a great staff and identifying terrific products that are hard to find.
He is married to Maria Miller who is both a talented elementary teacher and wine aficionado. Alex and Maria enjoy the Colorado lifestyle; hiking, winter sports, and travel. His drink preference is a Belgian quad or a good sour. Maria prefers red blends.
Joe is a native of Fort Collins and has been involved in the beverage industry for over 7 years. He has worked in retail, wholesale distribution, and security. He worked at Morgan’s Liquor in Denver with inventory control and as a retail clerk. He left Morgan’s to join the Beverage Distribution Company (now Breakthru Beverage). At Breakthru he was trained in wholesale distribution and retail merchandising. He worked for Breakthru in Denver before relocating to Fort Collins where he represented Breakthru at Wilbur’s Total Beverage. As one of the owners of Square Beverage, Joe focuses on beer and spirits. He clerks, stocks, and provides customer advice in the craft beer section. He is a certified Cicerone level 1. Joe enjoys sports and is a fan of the Denver Broncos, the Denver Nuggets, and Colorado State University.
Joe prefers vanilla stouts and porters and is a creative mixologist.