Matthew is a Certified Cicerone® who has worked in many different aspects of the brewing industry. From his start as an assistant brewer at Lake Superior Brewing Company, to bartending, to admin, to sales, Matthew has gotten to experience to diverse facets of the industry. This rounded background has allowed him to see the industry through many lights and acquire a vast array of knowledge.
Matthew brings a skill set and desire for education to the Brewfully Inspired team. Taken what he has learned through the year, Matthew has developed many different specialized training courses. From Cicerone to beer service training, Matthew has educated hundreds of people on their craft beer journeys.
Michael has lived in Duluth, MN his entire adult life. Having come to town as the craft beer renaissance was just starting to gain traction, his love of craft beer grew along with Duluth's burgeoning craft beer scene. Fond memories were formed over pints of Fitger's Brewhouse beer with Charlie Parr and the like playing in the background.
After graduating from UMD in spring of 2010, Michael worked for in human services for a short time before realizing that he wanted to work in the beer service industry. Starting at Sir Benedict's Tavern on the Lake and McKenzie's Bar & Grill, Michael has consistently been bartending at local watering holes for the past five years. This is where he met Matthew, and started talking business. Michael joined Brewfully Inspired™ in January of 2015; together they have been brewing up ideas for the last year.
Michael currently works at the Bent Paddle Brewing Company as their Event and Festival Lead and taproom employee, in addition to his role for Brewfully Inspired®.