Meet the Team
Head Brewer & Co-Founder
A lifetime Green Bay resident and Wisconsinite, Sam, like many professional brewers discovered his love for craft beer when he began home brewing almost a decade ago. Tired of tasteless beers, Sam quickly found he had a knack for recipe development. He has brewed everything from Belgian Tripels to Peanut Butter Stouts. He since then has refined his brewing aptitude during his studies at the Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology. Sam is involved in all aspects of the brewing process from hop additions to cellaring and sales.
Favorite beer style: The one in front of me.
President & Founder
Some people are pot of coffee by day, pint of beer by night kinds of folks- triple that and you have this guy. Born and raised in Green Bay, Andrew comes from a proud family heritage of small business entrepreneurs and owners. With prior work in distribution, retail and bartending as well as business research and experience from his collegiate studies, Andrew brings a well-rounded knowledge of the beer industry and ideas to Badger State Brewing. Andrew currently handles all day to day operations of the brewery, specializing in marketing, sales, product development, and events. Under his leadership, Badger State Brewing has been able to focus its brewing skills, knowledge and creativity into a business that the community of Green Bay and Wisconsin can be proud of.
Favorite beer style: Barrel Aged Beers, IPAs
Head of Brewing Technology & Co-Founder
As a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in Environmental Public Health, Michael brings six years of brewing experience and operations expertise to Badger State. Michael provides extensive academic knowledge with experience in organic chemistry, qualitative analysis and microbiology in addition to training in chemical, air, water and food safety. Michael’s passion and background in both science and craft beer have allowed him to develop multifaceted brewing techniques and processes to create high quality and unique beers. Michael loves the community craft beer inspires and strives to bring its culture to his hometown of Green Bay.
Favorite beer style: Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
Tom has been with the company since the first day the tap room opened in 2014. Many of you may recognize him not only from behind the bar at Badger State but also from the music scene in Green Bay where he has been an avid music promoter for over a decade, booking and producing shows at the best music venues in town. A graduate of St. Norbert College, Tom has been working hard to make the Green Bay area a more enticing place to live and work. His love for music and film is accompanied by beer and good times, a background perfect for coordinating day to day operations in both the tap room and event space.
Favorite beer style: Coffee Beers & Hazy IPA's