The best beer experience.

The best people.

Mark Lelwica

Mark Lelwica

President/Bad Cop

Since I am the author of this page, I get to say whatever I want about myself.  Born and raised down the tracks in Staples, MN, I have more recently been a stay at home dad for 15 years.  The next thing I did was open a brewery.  ‘Nuff said!  No really, it’s always been a passion of mine to create something, other than 3 children and household chaos with my forgetfulness and frequent tirades on how our house is such a mess, while most of it is my fault.  Just ask my youngest about the time I forgot to pick him up from practice.  1 time out of several hundred times I remembered to get him.  I wonder what he will remember more. Not fair!

Jess Bleichner

Jess Bleichner

ASSISTANT BREWER

With an affinity for creative brewing and a nack for organization, Jess has been a great addition to the Roundhouse crew.  She comes to us with great energy, an always positive attitude and enthusiasm for brewing and all processes related to brewing.  She has quickly fit in as a great compliment to the Roundhouse family. 

Brittina

Brittina

SERVER (Beer 101 Certified)

Brittina, another fan of Roundhouse from the other side of the bar (do you see a pattern here) has been one of our ultra-talented Trivia Mafia hosts.  And from there, it made sense she wanted to take the next step and broaden her Roundhouse experience. She even completed the Craft Beer 101 training course within a few weeks of starting!   When Brittina isn’t making people feel good at Roundhouse, she’s making people feel good at her own studio, Core Healing, as well as coaching CrossFit.  Check her place out.

Ashley Mate

Ashley Mate

SERVER

Bio Coming soon 

Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer

CFO/Pretty Face/Good Cop

Why does Dan get the title Good Cop?  Because that’s his nature.  You can’t have a conversation with Dan and not laugh.  Impossible!  Dan brings years of business experience to the table, as well as great fun and inspiration.  Also from Staples, Dan works tirelessly (well, almost) to keep this train on the right track.  It’s a business after all, but it should be fun.  Dan keeps our priorities straight.  Without him, this train takes another track.

Christine Grave

Christine Grave

Brand Ambassador

When she walked through the door, I was scared.  Some background AC/DC music was going through my head.  Then she spoke, we chatted, and the rest is history.  You might think Christine is easy to spot because she’s 6’1”, but a brief conversation with her and you will realize she’s damn good at anything she does, and that is her gift.  And at Roundhouse, she makes you feel at home, she remembers your favorite brews, she imparts her very qualified knowledge as a Cicerone Certified Beer Server, she listens to your stories and puts you at ease.  Unlike many AC/DC songs.

Deb Lasher

Deb Lasher

Supervisor


Sarah Bailey

Sarah Bailey

Server


Tyler Hamer

Tyler Hamer

SERVER (Beer 101 Certified)

Tyler, one of our latest additions, has a get it done attitude.  Eager to work and learn, he has fit right in with the Choo Choo Crew!  He likes fixing shit, which means he will always be welcome at Roundhouse.  When he’s not fixing things, he’s visiting breweries and “researching” to gain more beer knowledge than is humanly possible.

Chuck Martin

Chuck Martin

Head Brewer

Originally from Staples (do you see a connection here?), Chuck is no stranger to hard work.  Growing up in a farming and railroading household with 5 siblings, Chuck is the life blood of Roundhouse.  We are thrilled his life’s path has brought him to us.  His experience and knowledge mixed with his creativity means not only will you get more traditional brews of exceptional taste, but you will also likely see one-off’s which will leave you saying “Yummy!” and thinking, “How does he do that?”  Chuck spends his time brewing, cleaning, creating, and all things related to the production of our brews.  No hair nets necessary!

Suli Furman

Suli Furman

Taproom Manager

Yet another multi-talented experienced talent.  Her history in working with humans in various capacities serves her well.  Customer service and organization, along with a vision to help Roundhouse be the best it can be (kinda like the Army!) are what Suli brings to the table, or maybe we should say bar.  We are already reaping the fruits of her talents in helping keep this train chugging along. Suli also completed her Craft Beer 101 certification within minutes of her first day! (fine, it might have been a few days, but was the most ASAP thing we have prolly ever seen 😉 

Jana Johnson

Jana Johnson

Server (beer 101 Certified)

Jana has been graced with the gift of patience.  Good thing too, because when she’s not straightening out things at the taproom, she’s keeping kids in line as a grade school teacher.  So you’ll see more of Jana during the summer at Roundhouse.  And that’s a good thing.  She’ll keep you smiling and your glass full.  We’re just trying to get her to sign up for Open Mic Night so she can show us her killer rendition of “Pontoon”.

Lauren Betz

Lauren Betz

Server (beer 101 Certified)

Bio coming soon

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1551 Northern Pacific Rd
Brainerd, MN 56401

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