Mike Baker: Shale Creek Brewing

A lifelong resident of Franklin, Indiana, Mike Baker Graduated from Franklin Community High School.  After high school, he worked as an estimator and project manager for a commercial/residential contractor.  Meanwhile, he tried his hand at home brewing using a box kit.  The first batch he made was not to his liking.  So, he made wine... Continue Reading →


Sean Lewis: Flat 12 Bierwerks

Born and raised in the “region” (northwest Indiana), Sean Lewis graduated from Chesterton High School.  After high school, he moved to the Indianapolis area where he worked several different jobs.  Then he went on to Bloomington and studied radiation therapy at Ivy Tech.  He graduated in the depths of the recession and spent two years... Continue Reading →

Alan Simons: St. Joseph Brewery

After growing up in Michigan (very close to Bell’s Brewery), Alan Simons moved to Alexandria, Indiana where he graduated from Alexandria High School. He went on to Ball State University and took a degree in photo journalism. After college, he did some photography work and got into the construction business doing residential remodeling in Hamilton... Continue Reading →

Jon Lang: Triton Brewing Company

Born in Painesville, Ohio and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jon Lang found his way to Indiana when his wife’s job moved her here. At the time, he was working in hydraulics having an Associate’s Degree from Hennepin Technical College. Like many brewers his first brewing was at home. Soon after arriving in the Indianapolis area,... Continue Reading →

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