MEET THE TEAM

We have an amazing crew of people working hard every day to brew, package, sell, deliver, and serve beer to you.. Get to know them below. All portraits by the amazing Chris Wilson (Instagram / Website).

OWNERS

ADAM
BENNER

President/ Co-Founder

Hometown:
Hinkley, Ohio—Home of the Buzzards

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Pool Party

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Orval

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Tough to beat Lindeys Patio in the Summer

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Golfing

Music Festival Headliner:
Kanye and T-Swift

Dream Vacation:
Probably golfing at Pebble Beach or Scotland

Greatest Sports Team:
The Ohio State Buckeyes

Words to Live By:
Loved this quote from Jacques Cousteau even before seeing it in Rushmore… “When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself”

WALT
KEYS

Creative Director / Co-Founder

Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Lemon Glow

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Rockmill Petite Saison, at Rockmill

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Club 185

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Skiing, Cycling

Music Festival Headliner:
Waxahatchee, Grateful Dead, Campbell

Dream Vacation:

Mexico City

Greatest Sports Team:
Buckeyes, but also the 1999 Cincinnati Reds

Words to Live By:
“Gotta keep a clean kitchen, that’s what I always say”

QUINTIN
JESSEE

Director

Hometown:
Middle Point, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Dropout

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Tart of Darkness

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Condado

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Golf

Music Festival Headliner:
Pearl Jam

Dream Vacation:
Scotland for some golf

Greatest Sports Team:
New York Yankees

Words to Live By:
“Treat others as you would want to be treated yourself. “

BREWERY

CHRIS
HELDERMAN

Director of Brewery Operations

Hometown:
Greenwood, IN

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
One Goal

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Miller High Life

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Tommy’s Diner

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Camping, Dungeons & Dragons, and Gardening

Music Festival Headliner:
Weird Al Yankovic and Ke$ha

Dream Vacation:
Ireland

Greatest Sports Team:
The Charleston Chiefs

Words to Live By:
“Don’t forget rule number one….Rule #1: Don’t be a dick.”

DAN
SHAFFER

Head Brewer

Hometown:
Lancaster, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Capital Companions, or anything with Strata hops in it.

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Ever rotating, but Toppling Goliath King Sue is a standard bearer.

Favorite Local Restaurant:
101 Beer Kitchen

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Cycling/Walks in the woods.

Music Festival Headliner:
Pearl jam

Dream Vacation:
Paris is the best city to visit–with my French-speaking wife, because my French is atrocious (But improves after a few drinks?)

Greatest Sports Team:
the Arsenal, F.C.

Words to Live By:
You get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit. (Freddie Shaffer, age 5)

MATTHEW
HILL

Quality Lab Technician

Hometown:

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:

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Words to Live By:

PATRICK
DRISKILL

Brewer

Hometown:
Ashland, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Greenskeeper

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Westbrook Key Lime Pie Gose

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Ambrose & Eve (RIP)

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Spending Time Outdoors (Hiking, Camping, Kayaking)

Music Festival Headliner:
Jason Isbell

Dream Vacation:
Someplace new to explore

Greatest Sports Team:
Columbus Crew!

Words to Live By:
“Fuck it, dude. Let’s go bowling.”

ERIC
FARRAGHER

Packaging

Hometown:
Auburn, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Capital Companions

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Any stout or porter from Jackie O’s

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Get back to me in a couple months – I’m new in town!

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Anything in nature – hiking, fishing, camping, gardening

Music Festival Headliner:
Sturgill Simpson (If he’s busy, Portugal.The Man)

Dream Vacation:
Dublin, Ireland

Greatest Sports Team:
Cleveland Browns

Words to Live By:
“SERENITY NOW!” – Frank Costanza

HAJIER
KARIMI

Logistics and Purchasing Manager

Hometown:
Medfield, Massachusetts

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Greenskeeper

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Natural Light on the Beersaw

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Giusseppe’s

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Livin’. L-I-V-I-N.

Music Festival Headliner:
J Dilla, Alice Coltrane, Erykah Badu, and the Jerry Garcia Band

Dream Vacation:
Anywhere with my beautiful wife

Greatest Sports Team:
2004 Boston Red Sox

Words to Live By:
“If you plant ice, you’re gonna harvest wind.” -JG

GRANT
KOSCIK

Brewer

Hometown:
Hilliard, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Creamsikolsch

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Blueberry Pie Berliner by Weldwerks

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Barcelona

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Going to Concerts

Music Festival Headliner:
The Shins

Dream Vacation:
Italy

Greatest Sports Team:
n/a

Words to Live By:

“Never half-ass two things; whole-ass one thing.” – Ron Swanson

DANIEL
WHALEN

Packaging

Hometown:
Boston, MA

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Fruit Slices

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Trillium Fort Point Pale Ale

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Law Bird

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Cooking

Music Festival Headliner:
Vampire Weekend, LCD Soundsystem

Dream Vacation:
Morocco or Thailand, but I’m excited to visit Mexico City this winter, too!

Greatest Sports Team:
Boston Red Sox

Words to Live By:
n/a

CATHERINE
MALONEY

Packaging

Hometown:
Summit, NJ

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Oh, Sure IPA

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
U.K. Spring Break by New Belgium

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Katzinger’s Deli

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Anything outdoors and/or sports related 

Music Festival Headliner:
Brothers Osbourne

Dream Vacation:
Viking Cruise

Greatest Sports Team:
Chicago Cubs!!!

Words to Live By:
“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billy Jean King

JOEY
FIORE

Warehouse

Hometown:

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:

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Words to Live By:

ALEX
RHODES

Packaging Lead

Hometown:
Winston-Salem, NC

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Home

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Southern Tier Pumking

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Erawan Thai

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Playing Halo or Heading Outside with My Dog and Fiance.

Music Festival Headliner:
Kygo & Gryffin

Dream Vacation:
Returning to Thailand with my fiance, where I spent 2 years teaching, and sharing all of my experiences with her.

Greatest Sports Team:
North Carolina Tar Heels

Words to Live By:
“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.” – Jake the Dog

DAVID
WELCH

Brewer

Hometown:
Columbus, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Open Always

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Season’s Beatings

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Thurman’s Cafe

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Snowboarding, Disc Golf

Music Festival Headliner:
Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Dream Vacation:
Two weeks exploring Europe

Greatest Sports Team:
The Ohio State University, 2021 Cincinnati Bengals

Words to Live By:
“Good Friends, Good Times, Good Places”

TAPROOM

RILEY
BAYER

Bartender

Hometown:
Findlay, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
El Bravado

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Clear Skies Daybreak

Favorite Local Restaurant:
NE Chinese

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Volunteering at 934 Gallery

Music Festival Headliner:
Radiohead, Daft Punk, Tame Impala & Phoebe Bridgers

Dream Vacation:
Greece

Greatest Sports Team:
90s Chicago Bulls

Words to Live By:
“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’” – Kurt Vonnegut

ALEX
BOLIN

Bartender

Hometown:
Columbus, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Del Boca Vista

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Wowie

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Punk Pigs Grilled Cheese and Anarchy

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Sleeping

Music Festival Headliner:
Rancid and Lady Gaga

Dream Vacation:
Ireland

Greatest Sports Team:
Buckeyes

Words to Live By:
“I literally have no quotes that I live by. “

JORDAN
BRAUNING

Bartender

Hometown:
Akron, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Greenskeeper

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Wolf’s Ridge Daybreak / Miller High Life

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Tavern Olde Towne

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Hanging out with my sweet angel dog, Luna

Music Festival Headliner:
Otis Redding

Dream Vacation:
Beach Chillin’

Greatest Sports Team:
Good Guys from The Sandlot

Words to Live By:

LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE!!! <3 <3 <3

MAZIE
CHEESEBROUGH

Bartender

Hometown:
Morgantown, West Virginia

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Red Velvet Sour

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Bells – Two Hearted Ale

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Barcelona

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Playing with my handsome bearded puppy, Doc!

Music Festival Headliner:
Supertramp OR Alabama Shakes OR Still Woozy

Dream Vacation:
Greece!

Greatest Sports Team:
The Average Joe’s

Words to Live By:
“Do your best & forget the rest”

CONNOR
CHRISMAN

Bartender

Hometown:
Columbia, MO

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Inflatable Flamingo

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Gaelic Ale by Highland Brewing

Favorite Local Restaurant:
The closest food truck

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Backpacking, Fishing, and Poker

Music Festival Headliner:
Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton

Dream Vacation:
Scottish Highlands

Greatest Sports Team:
Kansas City Chiefs

Words to Live By:
“Do the right thing, especially when no one is looking.”

CASEY
COSTELLO

Bartender

Hometown:
Clintonville, Columbus, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Kin

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Tequila

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Huong Vietnamese Restaurant

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Skateboarding whenever I’m not injured from skateboarding

Music Festival Headliner:
The Beatles

Dream Vacation:
Middle Earth

Greatest Sports Team:
Knicks

Words to Live By:
“Live, Laugh, Love”

CASS
FINK

Bartender

Hometown:
Dayton, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Lemon Glow

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Any Hazy IPA’ll do!

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Aab

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Making art, karaoke, going to live shows

Music Festival Headliner:
Haim, Todd Rundgren, Frank Ocean

Dream Vacation:
Iceland

Greatest Sports Team:
Simone Biles

Words to Live By:

“I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.” -Kurt Vonnegut

HANNAH
GEISSINGER

Bartender

Hometown:
North Canton, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Lawnraker

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Fat Head’s Bumble Berry

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Arch City Tavern

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Playing Volleyball or Napping

Music Festival Headliner:
Paramore

Dream Vacation:
Greece or Italy

Greatest Sports Team:
The Browns!

Words to Live By:
“Be good, or be good at it.”

MEL
GRAMES

Bartender

Hometown:
Toledo, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Can I get a Name For That?

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Lucy from CBC

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Would die for Stauf’s

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Hanging with family/friends/Bernie, yoga, eating

Music Festival Headliner:
Lady Gaga, Maggie Rogers, Frank Ocean

Dream Vacation:
New Zealand!

Greatest Sports Team:
USWNT 2012-2016

Words to Live By:
“Do good, show up and tell people you love them”

HARVEY

Bartender

Hometown:
Sidney, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Galaxy Brain

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
CBC Bodhi

Favorite Local Restaurant:
The Olde Oak

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Going for runs/hikes with my pup

Music Festival Headliner:
The 1975 / Billie Eilish

Dream Vacation:
anywhere with a crystal clear beaches

Greatest Sports Team:
Pittsburgh Steelers

Words to Live By:
“it’s better to ask forgiveness than to seek permission”

BRIAN
HATHAWAY

Bartender

Hometown:
Avon Lake, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Greenskeeper or Kin

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Omnipollo Aon Pecan Mud Cake Stout or Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Third & Hollywood

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Attending live sporting events (again!), especially Ohio State football

Music Festival Headliner:
Maroon 5

Dream Vacation:
Rome, Italy

Greatest Sports Team:
Impossible to say.

Words to Live By:

“WB”, and “ ‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. -Wayne Gretzky’ – Michael Scott”

THEO
ROGERS

Maintenance

Hometown:
Columbus, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
House Beer or Oh, Sure

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Bud Light 

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Anywhere with a good pizza pie

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Basketball & Enjoying Nature

Music Festival Headliner:
Prince 

Dream Vacation:
n/a

Greatest Sports Team:
Steelers from the ’70s Era

Words to Live By:

“Whatever you do, be the best at it. And have no regrets.”

CHRIS
HEIDEL

Sound Engineer / Photographer

Hometown:
Houston, TX

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Kin

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Rodenbach Grand Cru

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Watershed

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Taking Pictures

Music Festival Headliner:
Mike and the MoonPies

Dream Vacation:
Banf

Greatest Sports Team:
Houston Texans any year but this

Words to Live By:
“When you’re hot, you’re hot!”

AARON
LINK

Bartender

Hometown:
Granville, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Skull Session

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Red Stripe

Favorite Local Restaurant:
George’s Beechwold Diner

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Road trippin’

Music Festival Headliner:
Marc Rebillet

Dream Vacation:
Chile

Greatest Sports Team:
The Mighty Ducks

Words to Live By:

“Buy the ticket, take the ride.”
–  HST

KENDRA
MARTIN

Bartender

Hometown:
Columbus, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Quadrahopic

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Captain Stardust

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Old Towne Tavern

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Taking long walks with my pups, cross stitching and reading

Music Festival Headliner:
Leon Bridges

Dream Vacation:
Iceland

Greatest Sports Team:
USA Table Tennis League

Words to Live By:
“Life always offers you a second chance; it’s called tomorrow.”

DEVON
MENDEZ

Bartender

Hometown:
Simi Valley, CA

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Oh, Sure!

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Sour Monkey by Victory

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Tai’s

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Hiking

Music Festival Headliner:
Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Dream Vacation:
Thailand

Greatest Sports Team:
n/a

Words to Live By:

“Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.”

KARLY
RATZENBERGER

Taproom On-Shift Manager

Hometown:
Toledo,OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Fruit Slices

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Grey Lady from Cisco Brewers

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Cinnamon Indian Grill

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Walking in the woods, oil painting

Music Festival Headliner:
My Chemical Romance, Dirty Heads, Pretty Lights, GRiZ

Dream Vacation:
Japan

Greatest Sports Team:
Detroit Red Wings

Words to Live By:
“Be here now.”

KAITLYN
JONES

Bartender

Hometown:
West Hartford, CT

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Dank Costanza

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
SOBAYU (Seventh Son)

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Katalina’s

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Hanging out with my dog, Luna (even though she can’t stand me)

Music Festival Headliner:
The Hics or Hiatus Kaiyote

Dream Vacation:
Morocco

Greatest Sports Team:
Ohio State Buckeyes

Words to Live By:
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin

ARTHUR
VIDMAR

Bartender

Hometown:
Columbus, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Galaxy Brain

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
CBC Insane Wanderer

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Tensuke Express

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Making music/seeing a concert

Music Festival Headliner:
Wasp Factory opening for St. Vincent

Dream Vacation:
North island of New Zealand

Greatest Sports Team:
The Springfield Isotopes

Words to Live By:
“Everything in the world is exactly the same.” – Kanye West

JAKE
WEBB

Taproom General Manager

Hometown:
Huntington, WV

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Dr. JambleHands

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
LOL, what?!?

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Jiu Tai

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Playing music with my friends and wondering through the vast wilderness. 

Music Festival Headliner:
Bob Dylan (1966), Waylon Jennings (1977), CSN&Y (1969)

Dream Vacation:
Traveling ever corner of the planet.

Greatest Sports Team:
Murderers’ Row

Words to Live By:

“These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die like fire and powder…”

HAKIM
CALLWOOD

Bartender

Hometown:

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KIRA
DEMPSEY

Bartender

Hometown:
Hunlock Creek, PA

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Mr. Balloonhands

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Jackie O’s Mystic Mama

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Lola and Giuseppe’s Trattoria

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery: 
Painting and just relaxing. And anything outdoors when it’s nice out. 

Music Festival Headliner:
Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Dream Vacation:
Anywhere warm and with a beach

Greatest Sports Team:
Sports? I’m unfamiliar with this word.

Words to Live By:
“Que será, será- Whatever will be, will be.”

BRANDI
FITZPATRICK

Bartender

Hometown:
Conneaut, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Can I Get A Name For That?

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Rhinegeist Truth

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Local Cantina

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Diving into a new book

Music Festival Headliner:
One Republic

Dream Vacation:
Ireland

Greatest Sports Team:
OSU Football

Words to Live By:
“It is what it is.”

ASHLEY
SCHABEL

Bartender

Hometown:
Berlin Heights, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
S’Mudder

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Wolf’s Ridge Canis Mexicanus, but lots of stouts are pretty good

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Martini Modern Italian

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Baking & roller skating. Not at the same time. 

Music Festival Headliner:
The Neighbourhood

Dream Vacation:
A ramen tour of Japan

Greatest Sports Team:
The Buckeyes, of course!!!

Words to Live By:
“Take it easy, but take it.”

NELSON
ROWE

Bartender

Hometown:
Guilford, CT

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Beard Crumbs

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Purple Paste by Knotted Root

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Warios/whoever cuts a pizza into triangles

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Bikes, music, outdoorsy stuff

Music Festival Headliner:
P-Funk>The Dead>LCD>Metallica>Fatboy Slim>Tipper

Dream Vacation:
Mototouring and camping through Europe

Greatest Sports Team:
Brady/Belichick Patriots

Words to Live By:
“Do you!”

PETER
HILLE

Bartender

Hometown:

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CHRIS
GRAMES

Bartender

Hometown:

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LIZ
FISHER

Bartender

Hometown:
Delaware, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Lemon Glow

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Lineage Brewing Monochromatic Moon Mist

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Cinnamon Indian Grill

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Playing music

Music Festival Headliner:
Wolf Alice, Nine Inch Nails, The Strokes

Dream Vacation:
New Zealand

Greatest Sports Team:
None 🙂 

Words to Live By:
“That’s showbiz, baby.”

ADMIN & SALES

LAUREN
BENNER

Strategic Operations Director

Hometown:
Munster, Indiana

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Pool Party

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
The Champagne of Beer

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Addella’s and Gemüt

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Letting the dogs out

Music Festival Headliner:
Dave Chappelle

Dream Vacation:
road trip anywhere…. (“I’m in charge of the music.”)

Greatest Sports Team:
Whoever Adam is rooting for

Words to Live By:
“We’ll figure it out”

SCOTT
THOMPSON

Vice President of Operations

Hometown:
Bremen, IN

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Beard Crumbs

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Murphy’s Irish Stout / Old Speckled Hen

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Speck Italian Eatery / Chapman’s Eat Market

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Cycling, Snacking, Hiking, Fly Fishing

Music Festival Headliner:
Old Dominion

Dream Vacation:
Off-the-Grid in Montana or Wyoming

Greatest Sports Team:
Ohio State Buckeyes

Words to Live By:
“See others as more important than yourself.”

JOE
CHAMBERLAIN

Sales Representative

Hometown:Cleveland

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:

Lemon Glow

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Red Wine

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Hudson 29

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Golfing

Music Festival Headliner:
the Grateful Dead

Dream Vacation:
Ireland Golf Trip

Greatest Sports Team:
Browns

Words to Live By:
“Let’s talk about me”

TONY
CIPRIANI

Director of Sales

Hometown:
Erie, PA

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Capital Companions

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Peche Mortel by Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Service Bar

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Sports!

Music Festival Headliner:
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Dream Vacation:
Italy

Greatest Sports Team:
New York Yankees

Words to Live By:
“If you don’t second guess yourself, then you are not trying to get better” – Don Mattingly

ERIC
HAFNER

Sales Representative

Hometown:
Columbus, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Fruit Slices

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
The coldest one

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Arepazo!

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Watching movies and petting my dog

Music Festival Headliner:
Kenny G

Dream Vacation:
Telluride Film Festival

Greatest Sports Team:
2016 Cavs

Words to Live By:
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is miracle.” – A. Einstein

CRISTEN
JESSEE

Support/Superfan 

Hometown:
Marysville, PA

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Spirited Acquaintance

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
White Rajah by Brew Kettle

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Condado

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Traveling

Music Festival Headliner:
Keith Urban

Dream Vacation:
Paris

Greatest Sports Team:
Ohio State

Words to Live By:
“Live, Laugh, Love”

ERIN
KEYS

Office Administrator

Hometown:
St. Louis, MO

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
The Jambles, Fruit Slices, Balloonhands…I clearly have a type.

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
If I’m not drinking LG, I’m probably drinking wine.

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Club 185

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Gardening and other methods of procrastination.

Music Festival Headliner:
Fables ft. Montezuma and Mungbean

Dream Vacation:
Depends on the day…right now, a very solitary small rustic cabin on an isolated east coast beach or mountain lake.

Greatest Sports Team:
Probably a women’s team that no one’s heard about.

Words to Live By:
“It’s fine! It’s fine. Everything’s fine.” -me, all the time

JAMES
KOSHT

Controller

Hometown:
Mansfield, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Fruit Slices

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Bierstadt Slow Pour Pils

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Milestone 229 (It’s where I got engaged so sentimental pick)

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Traveling, Watching & Playing Sports, Tailgating

Music Festival Headliner:
Odesza

Dream Vacation:
Italy

Greatest Sports Team:
Ohio State Buckeyes

Words to Live By:
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” -Wayne Gretzky

T.K.
KRINKS

Events Coordinator  

Hometown:
Toronto, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Open Always

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Red Wine

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Gimme a happy hour menu with some ambient lighting or a sunny patio, and I’m good!

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Hiking, biking, yoga… anything to keep my body moving! Bonus points if it’s outdoors on a warm day!

Music Festival Headliner:
The White Stripes, Arcade Fire, Childish Gambino

Dream Vacation:
Greece

Greatest Sports Team:
LOL

Words to Live By:
“Don’t be nervous, be yourself!”

MEREDITH
MILES

Director of Communications

Hometown:
Salem, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
What’re You Doing Here? 

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Blatz

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Old School: The Berwick
New School: Service Bar

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Spending time with friends & family

Music Festival Headliner:
The Lone Bellow, Cold War Kids, The Beach Boys ft. John Stamos

Dream Vacation:
Take me back to Capri!

Greatest Sports Team:
The Ohio State Buckeyes

Words to Live By:
“If you wanna be somebody, if you wanna go somewhere…you better wake up and pay attention.” – Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence

MARK
RICHARDS

Retiree

Hometown:
Columbus, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Greenskeeper

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
In Columbus, any of the crispy lagers at Gemüt

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Ding Ho

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Travel

Music Festival Headliner:
Judas f-ing Priest

Dream Vacation:
I feel happiest near old world Bavaria/Bohemia, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic

Greatest Sports Team:
The Ohio State Buckeyes Football team is about the only team I follow

Words to Live By:
“Oh, Sure!”

BONNIE
ZHAO

Designer  

Hometown:
Hilliard, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Mr. Balloonhands, Fruity Ales

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Lmao….Trulys

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Hong Kong House (rip)

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Playing board games, going for walks, reading, playing Stardew

Music Festival Headliner:
Sade, Erykah Badu, Otis Redding

Dream Vacation:
Morocco; Nagano, Japan; Prague

Greatest Sports Team:
Whatever team Air Bud is on

Words to Live By:
“I do it for: the bit, the aesthetic, spite, and Dolly Parton”

DEB
LEFMAN

Taproom Support  

Hometown:
The C’Bus, born and raised!

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
One Goal/Capital Companions/Fruit Slices/Lemon Glow

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Rhinegeist’s Cloud Harvest

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Chapman’s Eat Market

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Working out, cooking, brewery
hopping, festivals, hanging with my dog

Music Festival Headliner:
Prince & Beastie Boys

Dream Vacation:
 A world tour!

Greatest Sports Team:
Columbus Crew

Words to Live By:
May I pet your dog?