Meet the Staff

Staff

Jim Hilligan | Owner, Head Brewer
Jim Hilligan
Owner, Head Brewer

Favorite Beer Style: Mid-West IPA
Loves: My wife, my kids, the great state of Michigan, the outdoors and of course, beer!
Favorite Teams: The Lions
Favorite Time of the Year: Fall
Favorite Band/Singer: Too much to pick one
Favorite Movies: Shawshank Redemption and Talladega Nights
Favorite Foods: White Sauce Mac ‘n Cheese and Peas
Can’t Live Without: My family
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Quote: “Life is not tried, it is merely survived. Standing outside the fire.” –Garth Brooks


Kiley Hilligan | Owner, Cicerone Certified Beer ServerKiley Hilligan
Owner, Certified Beer Server

Favorite Beer Style: IPA
Loves: My Husband and two boys, golf, snowboarding and sitting around a campfire
Favorite Teams: Redskins!!
Favorite Time of the Year: Fall
Favorite Band/Singer: Eric Church, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons
Favorite Movies: The Blind Side, Remember the Titans, Love Actually
Favorite Foods: Popcorn, Goat Cheese and Avocado
Can’t Live Without: Beer, wine, sunglasses and my family
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Favorite Quote: “Life is a gift, that’s why we call it the present.”


Casey DickersonCasey Dickerson
Taproom Manager

Favorite Beer Style: Stouts & Porters
Loves: I love being outdoors, playing with dogs, and being surrounded by good friends!
Favorite Teams: The one that’s winning
Favorite Time of the Year: Summer!
Favorite Band/Singer: The Lumineers
Favorite Movies: Dirty Dancing, Bridesmaids, & The Breakfast Club!
Favorite Foods: Sushi, cookies, pizza, and strawberry shortcake
Can’t Live Without: Family, friends, & good food!
Favorite Holiday: The 4th of July
Favorite Quote: “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing everyday.” -Winnie the Pooh


Alex SchraubenAlex Schrauben

Favorite Beer Style: Black IPA’s
Loves: My wife, my family, sports, and being on water
Favorite Teams: MSU, Detroit teams
Favorite Time of the Year: Fall
Favorite Band/Singer: Hootie and the Blowfish
Favorite Movies: Animal House, Rocky series (except Rocky V), Godfather
Favorite Foods: Pizza, sandwiches, potato chips
Can’t Live Without: Breathing and food
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Quote: “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” -Albert Einstein


Anthony KleinAnthony Klein

Favorite Beer Style: Sours
Loves: Hunting, my truck, my dogs, and woodworking
Favorite Teams: Chicago Blackhawks and the Michigan State Spartans
Favorite Time of the Year: Fall
Favorite Band/Singer: Granger Smith
Favorite Movies: Step Brothers, Top Gun, and Toy Story
Favorite Foods: Burgers and Ice Cream
Can’t Live Without: Music
Favorite Holiday: Independence Day
Favorite Quote: “I reserve my right to feel uncomfortable, reserve my right to be afraid. I make mistakes and I am humbled every step of the way. I want to be a better person. I want to know the master plan. Cast your stones, cast your judgement, you don’t make me who I am.” – A Day To Remember


Dan BlondeDan Blonde

Favorite Beer Style: IPAs/Sours
Loves: My Fiancee, Family, Friends, Traveling, Music
Favorite Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Green Bay Packers, Detroit Tigers
Favorite Time of the Year: Fall
Favorite Band/Singer: Foo Fighters, The Black Keys
Favorite Movies: Star Wars
Favorite Foods: Pizza, Mexican
Can’t Live Without: Beer, Hockey
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Quote: “Who’s the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?”


Marin PlineMarin Pline

Favorite Beer Style: I’m more of a cider person, but I like sours too.
Loves: My family and our dog, Poppy, my boyfriend, my friends, game shows, and the great state of Michigan.
Favorite Teams: MSU Spartans, Detroit Tigers and Lions, and Lake Superior State Lakers
Favorite Time of the Year: Spring and Fall
Favorite Band/Singer: I have so many favorites, like Elton John and Queen to Bon Iver and Taylor Swift.
Favorite Foods: Pizza, Nachos, and Mac and Cheese
Can’t Live Without: My family and friends, music to sing along/dance, and cheesy rom-coms to make me smile
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Quote: “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” Bill Nye the Science Guy *Bill! Bill! Bill!


Ryan Johnston

Favorite Ice Cream: IPA/stouts
Loves: God, country, family, beer. And golf
Favorite Teams: MSU, Red Wings, Tigers and the Lions
Favorite Time of the Year: Fall for tailgating
Favorite Band/Singer: Metallica and Zeppelin
Favorite Foods: Nachos
Can’t Live Without: Adventure
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July, always a great time and no holiday pressures
Favorite Quote: “Keep one foot in the gutter and one fist in the gold.”


Ryan SimonRyan Simon
Assistant Brewer

Favorite Beer Style: Midwest IPA & NE IPA
Loves: My wife, family, friends, sports, hunting, fishing, snowboarding
Favorite Teams: Michigan State Spartans, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions
Favorite Time of the Year: Fall
Favorite Band/Singer: A Day To Remember and Eric Church
Favorite Movies: Goodfellas, Braveheart, Friday Night Lights
Favorite Foods: Thai, BBQ, pizza, sushi
Can’t Live Without: Family, friends, sports, music, and beer.
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving or Christmas
Favorite Quote: “It ain’t about how hard you can hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward.”


Joey VeederJoey Veeder

Favorite Beer Style: Sours
Loves: Cats, disc golf, soccer, hockey
Favorite Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Manchester City F.C, Dallas Cowboys
Favorite Time of the Year: Early fall
Favorite Band/Singer: The Rolling Stones and Tyler the Creator
Favorite Movies: Cars, Holes, The Sandlot
Favorite Foods: Noodles – all various shapes and styles
Can’t Live Without: My kitties, my lovely lady, and beer
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July
Favorite Quote: “Wooooooooooooooooo!” -Ric Flair


Food Runners

  • Maddalynn Meyers
  • Emma Honsowitz
  • Bella Myers
  • Madison Luxmore
  • Addison Schroeder (not pictured)

Staff Photos Credit: Thank you Maddi Kempa!