Seven Brides Brewing is changing that aspect.
Several years ago, three dads and two uncles would gather on a Saturday in one of their garages to master the art of home brew. Before long, the salesman of the group said, ?You know, this is good enough to sell.? So the friends set out to do just that.
The name ?Seven Brides? actually came from the dads? kids. Between the three of them, they have only daughters. With the rising cost of wedding nuptials, the guys decided they needed to sell enough beer to pay for their daughters weddings. Each of the girls has a beer named after her.
With five business partners, each of the guys brings an important element to the company.
Josiah Kelley is president of the company, bringing many talents with him.
He is a custom fabricator, physical plant engineer,
and is able to step in wherever needed.
Josiah and his wife have three of the Seven Brides.
Phill Knoll is the head brewer and chemistry major.
Phill and his wife have two of the Seven Brides.
Karl Knoll is our assistant brewer and plant manager.
Ken DeSantis is head of accounting, and also
the vice-president of a local successful landscape company.
Jeff DeSantis is the sales and marketing director, having been in sales for over 16 years.
Jeff and his wife have the remaining two of the Seven Brides.
Seven Brides prides itself on being a local brewery that uses local products. Seven Brides uses certified Oregon hops, and acquires grain from Vancouver, WA. Yeast is purchased from Odell, Oregon.
The brewery works hard at being environmentally friendly. The cooling water is recycled each time they brew, and the spent grain goes to a local farmer to feed livestock.
As of now, Seven Brides is operating as a production brewery only.