Ryan hails from the town of Sebewaing, in Michigan's Thumb. While growing up, he remembers always passing by the old site of the Sebewaing Brewing Co. (closed in 1966, demolished in 1984).
Ryan and his wife Carrie moved to Colorado in 2006 where he entered the retail side of the beer industry, managing a beer and wine shop for Whole Foods Market in Denver. There he became a homebrewer and immersed himself in the culture surrounding the home of the Brewer's Association and the Great American Beer Festival. He fell in love with the Rocky Mountains and enjoyed many trips hiking, backpacking and exploring the various mountain towns. There, possibly echoing the reality of once having a brewery in Sebewaing, he came to love the idea of a small-town, community-centered brewery.
Moving back to Michigan to Carrie's hometown of Milford, Ryan saw an opportunity to bring this vision to his new home. Working with his friends and area residents Tom Ouvry and Mike Last, he's thrilled to be a part of the thriving Milford community and to be sharing his passion for beer and great places to drink it!