David and Izzy

David Sawyer

Owner / Head Brewer

David Sawyer, a West Michigan native, graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design and took his degree in another direction. He started as a homebrewer and fell in love with the process and the craft. David has been brewing beer, mead, cider, and wine for over a decade. He cut his teeth at The Livery Microbrewery in Benton Harbor, Michigan but wrapped up his public brewing career as a lead production brewer for Bell’s Brewery. Brewing allows him to express his former life in creative and innovative ways.

Mike Tremper

General Manager

Mike is not new to small business ownership. Originally a math teacher, Mike owned and ran a painting business for a number of years. A good friend of his opened a meadery on the east side, and Mike became hooked on mead. He now gets to combine his love of math, numbers, and running a small business.

Bee and Flowers

Thank you to the bees

We couldn’t do what we do without these amazing creatures. Here are a few fun facts.

  • Bees have 5 eyes and 6 legs
  • Bees fly about 20 mph
  • The queen can lay up to 2,000 eggs per day
  • Bees have been here about 30 million years
  • An average beehive can hold 50,000 bees
  • It takes 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey
  • A forager creates .4 ml of honey in her lifetime