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.”


Casie Bayless | Cicerone Certified Beer ServerCasie Bayless
Certified Beer Server

Favorite Beer Styles: American Hopped IPA’s & Wild/Sour Beers
Loves: God, Husband (Mike), Family and Epic Church
Favorite Teams: Michigan Wolverines & Detroit Tigers
Favorite Time of the Year: March Madness
Favorite Band/Singer: The Eagles
Favorite Movies: The Goonies & Eat Pray Love
Favorite Foods: Italian, Mediterranean, Exotic, Spicy and CHOCOLATE!!!
Can’t Live Without: Live Music, Good Friends, Great Beer, Traveling, Palm Trees, Sunsets
Favorite Holiday: Vernal Equinox
Favorite Quote: “Those Who Mind Don’t Matter & Those Who Matter Don’t Mind.” By Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel? Mark Young? Bernard Baruch? Anonymous?


Mike Bayless | Cicerone Certified Beer ServerMike Bayless
Certified Beer Server

Favorite Beer Style: IPA
Loves: Traveling, Reading, My wife, and My kids
Favorite Teams: Michigan Wolverines & Detroit Tigers
Favorite Time of the Year: Summer
Favorite Band/Singer: The Eagles & Ed Sheeran
Favorite Movies: Strange Brew, Major League, Tombstone, Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Foods: Pizza
Can’t Live Without: Casie, Pizza & Beer
Favorite Holiday: March Madness – I know it’s not a real holiday, but it should be.
Favorite Quote: “I have always believed that if you took one tenth of the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving a problem, you’d be surprised how things work out.” – Randy Pausch


Brooke BiddleBrooke Biddle
Certified Beer Server

Loves: I love to work, kayak, and go on vacations up north.
Favorite Teams: Michigan State, GO GREEN!
Favorite Time of the Year: Sweet summer time
Favorite Band/Singer: Shinedown
Favorite Movies: Forest Gump & The Hangover
Favorite Foods: Chocolate covered strawberries are my weakness
Can’t Live Without: My family, my parents are my rock in life.
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July!!!
Favorite Quote: “Life’s a garden, dig it.” -Joe Dirt


Michael GorhamMichael Gorham

Favorite Beer Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged and Pumpkin Ales
Loves: My beautiful wife, my guitars, my Harley. Not necessarily in that order
Favorite Teams: Michigan State, Detroit Lions
Favorite Time of the Year: Fall in Michigan is gorgeous and brings us Pumpkin Beer!
Favorite Band/Singer: Oh boy, I don’t have enough time to list a favorite. Let’s just say I like my music to be loud, fast, angry and aggressive.
Favorite Movies: Natural Born Killers, Matrix Trilogy, Pineapple Express, Step Brothers, Old School
Favorite Foods: Lasagna
Can’t Live Without: My wife and music
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Favorite Quote: Sooner or later you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look just right.


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


Ryan JohnstonRyan Johnston

Favorite Beer Style: Stouts
Loves: God, Family, Friends, Country
Favorite Teams: Lions (yes I know) and MSU
Favorite Time of the Year: Fall (tailgating)
Favorite Band/Singer: Classic Rock, too many to name
Favorite Movies: Spaceballs & Lord of the Rings
Favorite Foods: Pizza and Wings
Can’t Live Without: Adventure
Favorite Holiday: Super Bowl
Favorite Quote: That’s what she said


Jennie JacksonJennie Jackson

Favorite Beer Style: Irish Reds, Stouts, Porters, IPAs, pretty much anything!
Loves: My 3 girls and my husband
Favorite Teams: Not big on sports but love watching Spartans play football
Favorite Time of the Year: Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. What’s better than bonfires, apple cider, and pumpkin flavored everything…yummm!
Favorite Band/Singer: I love all types of music especially Fallout Boy, Mumford and Sons, and Ed Sheeran.
Favorite Movies: Ultimate favorite is “The Notebook”, I know it’s a chick flick, but it’s the best love story
Favorite Foods: Pot roast with mashed potatoes and noodles
Can’t Live Without: Family, friends, beer, and wine!
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Quote: Enjoy the little things


Casey DickersonCasey Dickerson

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


Savannah HodgeSavannah Hodge

Favorite Beer Style: Sours
Loves: Lake Superior, hiking, swimming, cats, working out, beer, and socializing
Favorite Teams: Detroit Tigers, Lions, and MSU
Favorite Time of the Year: Summer – I hate having to wear a coat and I love being able to swim and hike outside without having to worry about being cold.
Favorite Band/Singer: Jason Aldean
Favorite Movies: Free Willy, Titanic, Pitch Perfect
Favorite Foods: I do not really have a favorite as I am not picky and love all foods. However, I love tacos and salads.
Can’t Live Without: Family and friends, my cat Magglio, fresh clean air, and food
Favorite Holiday: Christmas – it is fun to see all my family and I love eating the food at all the parties!
Favorite Quote: “Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.” Matthew 6:34