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 primarily beer, but also cider, mead, and wine for over a 15 years. He cut his teeth at The Livery Microbrewery in Benton Harbor, Michigan but wrapped up his commercial brewing career as a Lead Production Brewer for Bell’s Brewery in pursuit of opening his own place. Brewing allows him to express his former life in creative and innovative ways.

Mike Tremper

Co-Owner / 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 of Michigan, and Mike became hooked on mead. He now gets to combine his love of math, numbers, and running a small business.

Co-owner of Adesanya Microbrewery and Meadery
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