© 2019 by Tidal Creek Brewhouse, LLC


…brings a unique mix of brewing, business, food and beverage, and education expertise. Their passion for craft brews, love of community and fascination with our beautiful tidal creeks feed their drive to go beyond quality – making TCB an authentic lowcountry experience you’ll crave. Simply put, this team is always thinking, “We can do it better.” And they do.

Our leadership team sets the standard. Lives the TCB brand. And inspires the entire TCB team to deliver the best customer experience every day.

Join Our Team!

Co-Founder & President

Dara Liberatore-Sawczuk

Balance is a key ingredient to any well-crafted beer or meal – as well as any finely-tuned business – and that’s what Dara brings to Tidal Creek. Full of grit and class, with a whole lot of hard work and sass (as any respectable Jersey girl would be!), Dara is the heart of Tidal Creek. Her tough-love spirit infuses TCB with the passion and dedication it takes to go beyond quality in everything they do.


With 25+ years of business expertise in marketing, operations and general management, she knows how to get things done. And she knows how to create an authentic lowcountry experience people will love from start to finish, every time.


Dara’s dream is to make Tidal Creek a key part of the community – both as a frequent gathering place and as a local business that supports important causes, like veterans, animals and the environment.


When Dara’s not a TCB, you’ll likely find her walking or training her ‘baby,’ Argus, the sweetest Doberman you’ll ever meet. When you visit the taproom, say hello to Dara and let her know what causes you’re passionate about.


Adrian Sawczuk

Adrian’s love for craft beer started during his time in the U.S. Army while stationed in Germany. Inspired by the quality of German beer and the community-focused “beer gardens,” his brewery dream began.


He’s been homebrewing for 10 years, scouting countless craft breweries along the way and planning his brewery/taproom concept with the idea of creating an experience for our customers.  Now, his plan has come to fruition.


At TCB, Adrian is the nuts-and-bolts, get-it-done-the-right-way guy. Focused on corporate development and sales, he also provides operational and financial oversight for the business.


Seasoned with 30+ years of hard core, fast-paced, business experience across multiple industries, Adrian understands the importance of creating a tight business model. His goal is to provide TCB guests the best customer experience possible while ensuring TCB employees thrive in a rewarding work environment.


When he’s not at TCB, you can find Adrian working out or spending time with his family (including his fur-baby, Argus).


Next time you visit TCB, ask Adrian about his collection of beer bottles!


Patrick Gibson

Fascinated by the brewing process, Patrick is a scientist and an artist. He leads all brewing at TCB, and his passion is to build a community around well-crafted beer brewed with integrity, imagination and innovation. A master of core styles and enthusiastic explorer of novel flavors, Patrick is a quality-focused leader with 16+ years of experience and numerous award-winning brews.


With a Master’s in Biology and a Doctorate in Marine Sciences, Patrick’s early work in that arena took him to Florida, Australia and the Bahamas – where he experienced a lot of different breweries near the ocean. Making Myrtle Beach a perfect fit.


Before joining TCB, Patrick’s experience includes several award-winning breweries from Florida to California. He most recently served as Director of Quality at Figueroa Mountain Brewing (Buellton, CA), where he and the brewing team won many prestigious awards, including back-to-back gold medals at the World Beer Cup and standing as the most award-winning brewery at the Great American Beer Fest.


Stop by TCB and meet Patrick. Ask him about sailing across the Atlantic in a 42’ sloop, logging 1,000 scuba dives or living under water for 10 days straight. He’s a very interesting Brewmaster indeed.