MATTHEW UTTER

BREWMASTER

Founder, brewmaster and Pleasant Ridge resident, Matt is ready to bring his craft to his neighbors! His brewing career started in Munich, Germany, where he studied the fermenting arts. After returning home, Matt worked for Rockbottom, Christian Moerlein Brewing Company, then Festivals Unlimited to put on Cincy Beerfest and beer festivals across the region. Matt is hard at work developing new recipes and thinking of great new ways to share his creations!

BRIAN LISCANO

OPERATIONS

Founder, operations manager and former Deer Park resident, Brian comes to us from comes to us from Cameron Mitchell Group where he made a career running restaurants such as Coopers Hawk, Mitchell’s Fish Market and Rusty Bucket. It was at Mitchell’s where Brian met Matt and began tossing around the idea of starting their own place. Years later, they remembered those dreams and a phone call later united the three founders.

JOSH JANSEN

STRATEGY

Founder and business guy, Josh hails from the Westside and now lives in OTR. After having a high gravity craft beer in 2006 he became hooked on and started home brewing with his friend Mike. His professional career started at P&G before jumping ship to craft brewing at Christian Moerlein where he met Matt. A few years later, Matt called with an idea for a brewpub and Josh got started writing a plan and gathering resources to get HighGrain off the ground.

 

AL SHEETS

ASSISTANT BREWER

Al is a real, industry-experienced workhorse who can handle the heavy lifting in the brewhouse while Matt kicks back in the lounge. Josh invited Al to Moerlein one day where Matt would go on to hire and train him. His previous years of experience working for a production brewery are a huge benefit to the team for quality and creativity.

LEE MOELLER

HEAD CHEF

Lee is hard at work developing a menu certain to satisfy! He is excited to start bringing his ideas to life in our brewpub and so are we! His passion, creativity and love for seasonal fare is a match made in heaven for HighGrain and we are proud to have him with us.

TBA

MARKETING DIRECTOR

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