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!
With an affinity for creative brewing and a knack for cleanliness and 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. The Jubilee was her brainchild and if you have tried it, you know how good it is. Jess also manages to balance the life of motherhood, home-schooling and still filling kegs and helping brew. You could say she just keeps chugging along…
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 brings yet another bright and smiling face to the crew. Her serving experience and work ethic make her a huge asset. She has instantly gelled with our team and she may not realize it, but she would be the first person we call upon as our official Roundhouse Enforcer! In other words, behave or she will kick your ass! When she’s not slinging brews at Roundhouse, she’s keeping glasses and plates full at Zorbaz on Big Sandy and look out, because behind that smile are many years of jiu-jitsu training.
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 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.
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.
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!
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 😉
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”.
Server (beer 101 Certified)
Lauren has a super knowledge base of beer and of course, a work ethic to blend into the Choo Choo Crew amazingly well. Her background is diverse and we are grateful her life experiences have led her to us. With a passion for the outdoors and for beer, what better place to further hone your skills? Lauren is a HUGE fan of Roundhouse beers. Ask her about her favorite.