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


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


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”


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


Tyler SawdyTyler Sawdy

Favorite Beer Style: NE IPA
Loves: Jesus, my family, water and the outdoors
Favorite Teams: Red Wings, MSU, Lions, Colts & Broncos
Favorite Time of the Year: Fall
Favorite Band/Singer: I love music in general. Too many to choose from
Favorite Movies: Fletch and the Vacation movies
Favorite Foods: BBQ, Burgers and Tacos
Can’t Live Without: Jesus and Beer!
Favorite Holiday: Easter
Favorite Quote: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” -Benjamin Franklin


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


Anthony KleinChelsea Pline

Favorite Beer Style: Sours
Loves: Socializing, Basset Hounds, Porch Sitting, Cornhole and Golf
Favorite Teams: Detroit Tigers, Lions, Grand Rapids Griffins, and MSU
Favorite Time of the Year: Deer Hunting Season
Favorite Band/Singer: Eric Church and Ashley McBryde
Favorite Movies: Lion King and Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Foods: Popcorn, Nachos and Pot Roast with carrots
Can’t Live Without: My family and sweatshirts
Favorite Holiday: Opening Day
Favorite Quote: “I ain’t here for a long time, I’m here for a good time” – George Strait


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!


Ariel DavidsAriel Davids

Favorite Beer Style: NE IPA’s, Stouts, Porters
Loves: Harry Potter, my family, my dog Finn, reading, coffee, golf, soccer, and meeting new people.
Favorite Teams: GVSU (Go Lakers!), MSU, Tigers, Lions
Favorite Time of the Year: Late Summer/Early Fall
Favorite Band/Singer: Thomas Rhett and Twenty-One Pilots
Favorite Movies: Harry Potter (all of them), Remember the Titans, Frozen
Favorite Foods: Hot dogs, mac and cheese, pizza, cookies
Can’t Live Without: My family, friends, and dogs
Favorite Holiday: Christmas!
Favorite Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” -Wayne Gretzky


Jessica MillerJessica Miller

Favorite Beer Style: New England IPAs and Sours, but I’ll try anything!
Loves: Traveling/trying new things, being outside, cooking, playing sports/games
Favorite Teams: Go blue! And the Tigers!
Favorite Time of the Year: Summer
Favorite Band/Singer: Dierks Bentley and Maren Morris
Favorite Movies: Just about anything with Sandra Bullock but Miss Congeniality is definitely number one!
Favorite Foods: Any Lebanese meal my mom makes!
Can’t Live Without: My hubby, family, friends, a cold beer and the weekend!
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Quote: “Hakuna Matata” -The Lion King


April NickolsApril Nickols

Favorite Beer Style: Fruity & Cream Ales
Loves: God, Family, and Camping
Favorite Teams: MSU, Detroit Lions & Tigers
Favorite Time of the Year: Camping season: why not three great Holidays to share with family and friends around a bonfire (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Favorite Band/Singer: Love all music; if have to narrow it down: Prime & Y2Kountry, 60s, 70s, 80s Hits (mostly Motown & Billy Joel)
Favorite Movies: Sucker for musicals: so currently favorite movie is The Greatest Showman until better musical or Disney Live Movie.
Favorite Foods: Not picky: But favorite is summer potlucks, love all salads and meats, desserts, etc. When everyone brings their best dishes to pass.
Can’t Live Without: Prayer(s), God, Family & Friends, and good music
Favorite Holiday: Christmas, without Christmas, winter would be extra boring.
Favorite Quote: “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you….” Luke 6:31


Lauren BrownLauren Brown

Favorite Beer Style: Sours
Loves: Family, friends, and my fur babies
Favorite Teams: University of Michigan
Favorite Time of the Year: Summer
Favorite Band/Singer: Chris Stapleton
Favorite Movies: Happy Gilmore and Dodgeball
Favorite Foods: Chips and Guacamole
Can’t Live Without: Coffee
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Quote: “When life gets blurry, adjust your focus.”


Kara ShawKara Shaw

Favorite Ice Cream: Moose Tracks or Mint Chip
Loves: I love music, my family and my two dogs!
Favorite Teams: Team USA! I love the Olympics!
Favorite Time of the Year: Fall
Favorite Band/Singer: Taylor Swift
Favorite Movies: The Sound of Music and Any Nicholas Sparks movie
Favorite Foods: Tacos and Ice Cream
Can’t Live Without: Sunsets, thrifting, and photography
Favorite Holiday: Fourth of July
Favorite Quote: “And somehow, after everything, she still bloomed the way she was meant to.”


Ryan SimonRyan Simon

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.”