Mike was an award winning home brewer for 5 years before moving on to be a pro-brewer at Buckeye Lake Brewery for 3 years. He is a BJCP judge, regularly volunteering in regional competitions. His experience as an art teacher lends to his creative and educational approach to craft beer. He has attended classes through the Brewing Science Institute and believes that education is a lifelong endeavor. As head brewer at Lineage Brewing in Clintonville, he is pleased to say that he has brewed over 50 different styles so far.