Growing up, Ellen spent her weekends working at Maifest and Oktoberfest in Hermann at her parent's winery, Hermannhof. After leaving college, Ellen worked for several years working in marketing. It wasn’t long, however, before her love for the complexities and history of wine drew her back to the family business.
This passion carried over to beer as Ellen traveled to learn more about the German culture and history that so infused Hermann. During her travels, she experienced the best German beers fresh from the tap along with the camaraderie and culture of the beer hauses. The irony that Hermann, with its rich German heritage, had no brewery was not lost on her. Inspired by her experiences in Germany, Ellen began to think about opening a brewery in Hermann and soon Tin Mill Brewing Company was born.
Elijah started his career working for a highly awarded winery. After several years, he decided to give brewing a try and came to Tin Mill Brewery in 2007.
Elijah takes a traditional and deliberate approach to every batch of beer. He enjoys capturing the flavors of each season in his small batch seasonal brews. Elijah continually strives to revise and improve each of the Tin Mill classics as well. Over the past two years, he has worked hard to make Tin Mill Brewery the perfect destination for visitors as well as local friends by improving the German Style Biergarten and bringing great musicians to entertain guests. Above all else, Elijah hopes that he is able to provide patrons with a great German beer to suite any pallet as well as a great atmosphere to enjoy.