Stillwater Artisan Ales
When you look at the beer market, there is an enormous range of brewery sizes—from the smallest brewpub only serving their beer at that one location all the way to the giants of the industry shipping their beer around the globe. Then, somewhat outside of that range, you have the gypsy brewer.
Stillwater Artisinal Ales was founded in 2010 by Brian Strumke, a former techno DJ and producer who went by the name Brian Stillwater. Strumke started out as a home brewer who won various competitions, usually in lesser known categories using beers that incorporated different herbs, spices and wild yeasts. In 2010, he released Stateside Saison, a 6.8 percent ABV saison, and so began Stillwater Artisan Ales.