The best beer experience.
The best people.
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!
Yes, her title is long, and so are her duties. Holly came to the rescue of Dan and Mark, who haphazardly tried to manage events, staff, finances, social media, etc…. She has not only brought a breath of fresh air to the Roundhouse crew with her experience in the industry, but she brings a level of organization and enthusiasm to the taproom managing events so all the Roundhouse Faithful who need yet another reason to visit us, have frequent and various reasons to do so. So check out our events calendar, and sign up for our newsletter. You will see Holly’s work at hand. And visit the taproom, you will see the fruits of her awesomeness.
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. 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.
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.
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 listens to your stories and puts you at ease. Unlike many AC/DC songs.
Hannah comes to Roundhouse through a family connection. Can you guess with whom?She has vast experience in social media, marketing and in smiling all the time. Oh and duh, visiting a plethora of MN craft breweries! Seldom frazzled, Hannah is a cool customer with a growing knowledge and taste for beer. She has years of experience in the hospitality industry in various capacities and she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. Hannah even has poured for us at previous tasting events, so you may recognize her from there. Now she is working the taproom as well and has dove right in. Not into the beer, that would be gross, and cold! But she has taken to the brewery thing with Hannah style and grace.
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.
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!
When Mary isn’t managing things at a local elementary school, she is keeping track of things at Roundhouse. Mary came to us with a smile and such great energy it’s inspiring. She brings a level of enthusiasm few have. Her positive attitude is contagious. I dare you to try to have a conversation with her and leave feeling worse. Really? Who wants to do that anyways?
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”.