About Alpen Fuel
Hey! We are Shaun and Emily Durkee, the owners and entire team of Alpen Fuel. We started Alpen Fuel in 2018 as a side hustle while Shaun worked his day job as a manufacturing engineer for an optics company in Bozeman, Montana. At first, we stocked our online store with many different backcountry food products from cottage brands. In June of 2020, Shaun was laid off from his job as a result of the economic downturn surrounding COVID-19.
After being laid off, we decided to pursue our passion - grow Alpen Fuel into a full time business! We started by launching four flavors of high octane breakfast granola in the fall of 2020. After quickly outgrowing our rented kitchen space, we moved into a brand new 2,300 square foot manufacturing facility. Alpen Fuel products are now sold in 90+ locations throughout the United States and Canada! In early 2024, we continued to grow by adding a new product line - gluten free, bite sized trail cookies.