Member Profiles

Brewers Association member profiles. See who contributes to the creation of American craft beer, from bottling line technicians to brewers and CEOs.

Joe Powers

Brewery: HomeGrown Brewing Company

Location: Oxford, Michigan

We have all been humbled by how supportive other brewers and breweries are. We weren't viewed as competition, but as colleagues.

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We have all been humbled by how supportive other brewers and breweries are. We weren't viewed as competition, but as colleagues.

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Ryan Locke

Brewery: Brew Detroit

Location: Detroit, Mich.

Craft beer is exciting and interesting to so many different people. The best part is the feeling I get when someone asks me what I do.

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Craft beer is exciting and interesting to so many different people. The best part is the feeling I get when someone asks me what I do.

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Mitch Ermatinger

Brewery: Speciation Artisan Ales

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I own Speciation Artisan Ales [in Comstock Park, Mich.]. I started my career in beer at O’Connor’s Home …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I own Speciation Artisan Ales [in Comstock Park, Mich.]. I started my career in beer at O’Connor’s Home …More

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Chris P. Frey

Brewery: BA board of directors

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How long have you served on the BA board of directors? My first meeting was in February 2009. I have also been on the American Homebrewers Association’s Governing Committee since 2004. What’s it like to serve on …More

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How long have you served on the BA board of directors? My first meeting was in February 2009. I have also been on the American Homebrewers Association’s Governing Committee since 2004. What’s it like to serve on …More

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Brian Richards

Brewery: Cognition Brewing Co.

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am the head brewer at Cognition Brewing Company [in Ishpeming, Mich.]. I got started in the industry …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am the head brewer at Cognition Brewing Company [in Ishpeming, Mich.]. I got started in the industry …More

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Jason Warnes

Brewery: The Mitten Brewing Co.

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m head of brewing operations at The Mitten Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich. I started brewing when …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m head of brewing operations at The Mitten Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich. I started brewing when …More

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Ron Jeffries

Brewery: Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I started Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales with my wife, Laurie, in 2004. With the help of our son, …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I started Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales with my wife, Laurie, in 2004. With the help of our son, …More

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Ben Slocum

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Managing partner at Beards Brewery in Petoskey, Mich.

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Managing partner at Beards Brewery in Petoskey, Mich.

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Nick VanCourt

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Part owner and brewmaster at Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette, Mich.

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Part owner and brewmaster at Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette, Mich.

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Alec Mull

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Director of brewing operations for Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Director of brewing operations for Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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