We are two Dutch friends, beer enthusiasts, husbands, and fathers. After home brewing for years and hearing that we should start our own brewery, we did. Our backgrounds, education, and experience gave each of us a unique set of skills well-suited for starting a brewery.
Scott Vander Griend (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a third generation family farmer. His family has owned and operated Vander Griend's Red Barn in nearby Lansing, IL since 1956. He has experience farming, running a retail produce business, sourcing and purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables, and building relationships with local growers. Scott’s experience in the produce industry will give Windmill Brewing a unique edge in creating beers from the freshest local ingredients available.
Justin Verburg (email@example.com), a Dyer resident, has been home brewing for over 5 years and has brewed everything from a light, crisp rhubarb wheat beer to a massive 13% ABV Russian Imperial Stout made with honey and molasses. Justin will be responsible for brewery management, resource scheduling, recipe formulation and testing, and providing IT support. He brings with him a decade of business and IT experience and a master’s degree in Information Technology.