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 worn many hats in life. The greatest of all being a husband and a dad. 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. Anyway, Roundhouse has become another family to me. They are, hands down, the greatest people to work with.
Evan, while being one of the newest members of the Choo Choo Crew, brings a high level of professionalism and experience to the team. He has vast experience in serving others. You can also add multi-tasking to his list of skills. He’s the dad of twins! That’s next-level multitasking at it’s finest.
Server (BEER 101 certified)
Lori is a server here at Roundhouse when she’s not working at Mid MN CU. If you are a Metallica fan, she grew up next door t0 former bassist, Jason Newsted. Maybe that explains all the tattoos? She’s knowledgeable about beer and willing to work hard at serving you the best beer in the world!
Shayna covers some ground. She not only coaches in the Wreck Room, but she can sling brews too. Interested in our Axe Throwing League? Ask Shayna, she’s taking on that as well.
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.
Tim is a coach as well as a server. He wears several hats, and most of them backwards. Tim will greet you with a smile and not only make sure you get the right beer, but also help you get a bullseye in the Wreck Room.
Michael puts the yum in yummy! He’s responsible for our Kitchen, menu and catered events for the Union Station. He brings a ton of kitchen experience and expertise to our kitchen. Unfortunately, he’s the reason our waistlines are expanding.
Matt showed prowess in his axe throwing skills during our League sessions. From there it grew into a passion he wanted to share with others. When Matt isnt teaching people how to sling an axe, he’s hunting, fishing, hiking, and enjoying a Roundhouse Brew from the other side of the bar.
Caren is a coach in the Wreck Room. It’s her job to make sure you have a great experience, and hopefully, get a bullseye! Let’s just say that if you don’t, it’s not because of her:)
Jessica, or Jess as she’s known around here, is the kind of person you just can’t help but look up to. OK, so we joke a little that she’s not super tall, and that she has her own personal “step-stool” she uses for certain projects, but her presence leaves you amazed at her knowledge and work ethic and passion for great beer. Jess has been a part of the Roundhouse team for years now in a variety of capacities, including brewing, so she’s no stranger to it. She has only recently stepped up to fill the big shoes of her predecessor, Chuck.
We look forward to her ideas and creations in the brewhouse that are sure to tickle our tastebuds and still carry on the Roundhouse tradition of amazing quality brews. Lets Go Jess!
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. And now she has expander her role out into the market as our Brand Ambassador. So look for her behind the wheel of our companies Mini Cooper and at local retailers and restaurants. She’s the force and the face behind Roundhouse beer out and around town.
Levi started out as a member of our Axe League, and it’s all downhill from there. He joined up and is now coaching our customers how to get bullseyes.
Curt is a retired teacher, but his teaching days arent over. He is a great story rteller and he really knows beer. But his real asset, is that he loves people. He will strike up a conversation and make you feel right at home, no matter where you come from.