It started more as a notion than a true mission - a simple wish to try brewing beer. Santa heard Rick's wish and put a beer kit under the tree that Christmas. The beer that came out of the kit was pretty successful but not nearly challenging enough. That was almost ten years ago now and that little notion grew into a true passion for brewing. With son-in-law, Jon and neighbor, Ron, many hours were spent in the garage outside our home testing their skills and "tweaking" their beers. Family and work obligations and other outside interests drew Jon and Ron away from actively brewing but Rick continued on- and so a true brewer emerged.