Lift Bridge Brewing Co.
Lift Bridge Brewing Company moved into their Stillwater location five years ago, but began conceptually almost 14 years before that.
In 2001, co-founder and CEO Dan Schwarz became part of a small poker league that consisted of neighbors and friends. As the group played, they learned a number of them used to homebrew.
“So, we decided to get our gear together, recipes and stuff, and brew some beer,” Schwarz said.
One of the players, Brad Glynn, had a connection to the industry through his father. Using this connection, the group began talks with Jeff Williamson when he was with Flat Earth Brewing Co.
In 2008, they began contract brewing with Flat Earth. And then, in 2010 Lift Bridge had their own home near downtown Stillwater.