About Us


Our Approach

Why Hops?

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Our Story

Our Story

After starting up one of the largest hop growing and processing operations in the Midwest, we came to the conclusion that what the industry really needed from us was education at every level.  We have expertise to share, stories to tell and hope to leave the world a hoppier place than we found it.

Meet the Team



James Altwies

Founder & CEO

Expertise: Hop Production, Aroma Chemistry, Sensory Science, Brewing Chemistry, Horticulture, Lecturing (https://www.siebelinstitute.com/about-us/faculty/james-altwies)
Education: MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Horticulture, Environmental Biophysics) BS, University of Toledo (Biology, Cellular Chemistry)
Hobbies: Traveling, Inventing, and Science
Beer Style: English Ale

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Gregg Baimel

Founder & COO

Expertise: Market Development, Customer Care, Business Analytics, Statistics
Education: MBA & BS, Carnegie Mellon University (Mathematics)
Hobbies: Amateur Musician, Volunteer with Boy Scouts, and Beer Connoisseur
Beer Style: Porter

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