Earth Rider Brewery Names Lead Brewers

SUPERIOR, Wis. —  Earth Rider Brewery and Bev-Craft have named Allyson Rolph and Tim Wilson as Earth Rider’s Lead Brewers. Both brewers were selected for their extensive experience and balanced skill sets. Earth Rider Brewery will officially open in October.

Rolph has been the Head Brewer at Thirsty Pagan Brewing since 2012. She has completed pro-brewer courses with the Siebel Institute of Technology, UW-Stevens Point, and Hop Union. During her time at Thirsty Pagan, Rolph earned a reputation as a creative brewer, including the launch of what is now a renowned sour-beer and barrel-aging program.

Wilson got his start in brewing at Fitger’s Brewhouse in 2012. He has been at Bent Paddle Brewing since 2014 as their Lead Cellerman. He is a process specialist particularly adept at training and establishing procedures.

Bev-Craft Director of Brewing Frank Kaszuba will oversee Earth Rider’s brewing production. Kaszuba has 21 years of brewing experience and is a Great American Beer Festival medalist.

Bev-Craft is a brewery consulting group that supports a network of breweries with business, brewing, branding and sales expertise.

“I think we have assembled a dream-team of brewers,” said Kaszuba. “The balance of Allyson’s and Tim’s hot- and cold-side skillsets will make Earth Rider’s beers consistent and of the highest quality.”

“Having these two as Lead Brewers rounds out our staff and assures me that Earth Rider Beer will be among the best,” said Earth Rider founder Tim Nelson. “I have a lot of respect for what they’ve accomplished and am confident we will brew sought-after beer at the head of the lakes.”

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