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)

JOSH
DeRIVERA

Quality Control Manager

Hometown:
Cleveland, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Sour Hoppy Fun Time

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Great Lakes Commodore Perry

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Juanita’s Tacos, a random little Mexican Restaurant on the corner of Broad and James

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Big on wandering the woods these days

Music Festival Headliner:
Why isn’t there a comedy music Festival, give me Bo Burnham, Jonathan Coulton, and Tim Minchin

Dream Vacation:
Somewhere with hills and trees, love Northern Kentucky

Greatest Sports Team:
2016 Cavaliers, now and forever

Words to Live By:
“Be good to yourself without hurting others and be good to others without hurting yourself”

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

DANIEL
IRWIN

Brewer

Hometown:
Ashland, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Oh, Sure!

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Saison Dupont

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Ray Ray’s Hog Pit

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Cooking

Music Festival Headliner:
Raffi playing “Bananaphone” continuously until everyone leaves

Dream Vacation:
Oak Island, NC

Greatest Sports Team:
Columbus Crew

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

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

Packaging

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

MIKE
ORTIZ

Lead Packaging Operator

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
OG Bramble Jamble / Jazz Crabs

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Daisy Cutter / Saison DuPont

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Forbidden Root / Marcella’s

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Playing NFL Blitz at Old North Arcade / Drumming

Music Festival Headliner:
Radiohead, Soul Coughing, and Thee Oh Sees

Dream Vacation:
Vietnam

Greatest Sports Team:
95-96 Chicago Bulls

Words to Live By:
Amor Fati

MICHAEL
OSBORNE

Warehouse

Hometown:
Cumberland, MD

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Mr. Balloonhands Strawberry & Lavender

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Who Cooks For You by Jackie O’s

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Aab

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Nature

Music Festival Headliner:
Kraftwerk, The Birthday Party, Reptile House

Dream Vacation:
Japan

Greatest Sports Team:
Sports?

Words to Live By:
Be Kind. Don’t Litter. 

ALEX
SOUZA

Brewer

Hometown:
Toledo, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Lawnraker

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Half Acre Daisy Cutter

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Big Tony’s Pizza & Pasta

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Cooking

Music Festival Headliner:
OutKast, of Montreal, Tyler Childers

Dream Vacation:
Sicily

Greatest Sports Team:
Toledo Mud Hens

Words to Live By:
I’m not a pessimist, I’m an optometrist!

DANIEL
WHALEN

Packaging

Hometown:
Columbus, OH

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

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.”

NIGEL
GILCHRIST

Bartender

Hometown:
Columbus, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Fruit Slices

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Hazy Jane

Favorite Local Restaurant:
IrieJam Island Grill

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Hanging Out

Music Festival Headliner:
Popcaan

Dream Vacation:
China

Greatest Sports Team:
New England Patriots

Words to Live By:
“Pain heals, chicks dig scars.. glory last forever”

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”

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

Bartender

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.”

JUSTIN
RYAN

Taproom Manager

Hometown:
Columbus, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
I’m probably most emotionally tied to Massive, but Beard Crumbs is Christmas in my mouth

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Wario’s Beef and Pork

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Supporting local music, art & businesses; traveling & supporting The Crew

Music Festival Headliner:
Mungbean, Fables, The Cordial Sins, Campbell, Angela Pearly

Dream Vacation:
A beer pilgrimage to Germany and Belgium

Greatest Sports Team:
Columbus Crew is the greatest team that the world has ever seen

Words to Live By:
“There is an ancient Celtic axiom that says ‘Good People Drink Good Beer. … Just look around you in any public barroom, and you will quickly see: Bad People Drink Bad Beer. Think about it.” Hunter S Thompson

ARTHUR
VIDMAR

Deliveries

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

Assistant Taproom 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…”

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”

TOM
BOND

Community Partnership Manager

Hometown:
Lucas, OH

Favorite Land-Grant Beer:
Stiff-Arm

Favorite Non-Land-Grant Beer:
Seventh Son Humulus Nimbus

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Wildflower Cafe

Favorite Activity Outside the Brewery:
Traveling

Music Festival Headliner:
Smiths, Depeche Mode, New Order

Dream Vacation:
Fjords of Norway

Greatest Sports Team:
All OSU sportball teams

Words to Live By:
“Running a marathon is 90% mental, the other 90% is physical. “

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 Strategic Partnerships

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

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:
Nonna Italian Pilsner

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

Favorite Local Restaurant:
Gemut

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:
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”