Mixologist / Co-Owner
An award-winning mixologist and certified sommelier, Micah Olson was born in sunny Anaheim, CA, but raised in chilly South Dakota. So it only makes sense that he’d choose to live, work, and play in sun-drenched Phoenix, AZ where he’s made his mark as the co-owner of Crudo/Bar Crudo and the new Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails. Brimming with farm-fresh and from-scratch ingredients, house-made syrups and house-infused spirits, Bar Crudo was named The Arizona Republic’s Critic’s Pick for “Best Cocktail Bar,” while Okra also boasts an innovative, ever-changing menu of both classic and modern cocktails, including a selection of innovative Mint Julep cocktails. Also a certified sommelier, Olson says, “Sommeliers and mixologists are actually a lot closer in nature than most people think – you analyze and taste spirits in almost the same way and also need to do lots of research to keep up with the changing trends.” When he’s not working, Olson, who lives in Chandler, AZ, indulges in his dual passions of classic rock music and sushi.