Total loan: $15,000
Madison, WI, United States / Food
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I was born and raised in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and have lived and developed my career in California, Colorado, and Minnesota. Starting a craft brewery has been a goal of mine for a long time, but I was never going to do it with a big investor's money or my homebrewing experience. That is why I invested my time and money in continuing education. I completed advanced brewing education with the American Brewers Guild in 2010 and worked my way up in the craft industry at Oskar Blues Brewery and several Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries, including being Head Brewer in Minneapolis. I also designed, built, and operated the brewery at The Freehouse in Minneapolis. In 2017 I hiked the Appalachian Trail, a journey of over 2,189.8 miles from Georgia to Maine. In 146 days, I covered14 states and 464,500 feet of elevation gain/loss. It was not only the journey of a lifetime, and a personal challenge accomplished, but an important break from "normal" life prior to jumping all-in to Delta Beer Lab. Today my pack and shoes hang in the brewery as a daily reminder that with enough grit and perseverance, overcoming great challenges is possible.