Mike Klucznik received his first beer-making kit about 15 years ago, but time and life got in the way of really getting into it. Several years ago, Mike’s daughter Karlin and her husband Don gave him a kit for Christmas, and he took off with it. Mike was brewing almost every weekend, and quickly switched to all-grain brewing. The time in life was perfect for him to completely delve into exploring all different kinds of beer brewing. Mike started winning home brew competitions in both CT and VT, and this led to the opening of Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Scott Cross became a craft beer fan in 2003, started brewing in 2010 and switched to all-grain brewing in 2014. Scott went on to win several awards in home brewing contests before joining us as a professional brewer. His specialties are IPAs and stouts.