Lazy Hiker Brewing Co., a microbrewery scheduled to open in spring 2015 in Franklin, has announced that its head brewer will be Noah McIntee, who has most recently served as director of brewing operations at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery and Pan American Grill & Brewery in Buffalo, N.Y. Prior to his most recent position, McIntee spent his time in the brewery trenches as an associate brewer. His education includes a certificate in brewery technology from the Siebel Institute of Technology as well as numerous professional level studies.
"We are fortunate to start Lazy Hiker Brewing with an experienced brewer who has operated 15-barrel systems, the same size we will have, and who has demonstrated leadership over all aspects of brew house operations," commented Lenny Jordan, CEO for Lazy Hiker Brewing. "Equally important, Noah is a fine person who will represent us well in the local community and the brewing community. He and his family will be moving to the Franklin area and he will participate in the build-out and setup of our production craft brewery beginning later in August."