Barn Brewers, opened in August 2015, is a locally owned brewery located 3 minutes South of Paw Paw in Lawton, MI.
When you enter our beautiful brick building built in the 1880’s, you can view our brewing room through large glass windows. Our building has a history in the microbrewery world. In 1993 it was opened as Dusters, one of the first microbreweries in Michigan. Later, it became Old Hat, and today, we invite you to visit us as Barn Brewers Brewery.
About the Owners
Brad Harrison – Brad was born and raised on a family farm with horses, beef cattle and chickens near Caledonia, MI. He is a graduate of Michigan State University. In 1994, Brad and his family moved to Lawton for a career opportunity. He has worked in the financial services industry for nearly 30 years and is a senior officer for a large regional bank.
Dan Kolenko – Dan was born in Coloma, MI. His studies in Industrial Marketing brought him to Kalamazoo and Western Michigan University. Dan has enjoyed a long career in Sales Engineering/Project Management in the Contract Manufacturing field.
Jeff Kellogg – Jeff was born and raised in Coldwater, MI. He attended Ferris State University where he majored in criminal justice and graduated in 1983. He has been a Major League Umpire since 1993. Jeff lives in Mattawan with his wife and three kids.
Matt Stevens – Matt was born and raised on a family farm in Mattawan where they harvested grapes and tart cherries. He graduated from Mattawan High School in 1982 and married his high school sweetheart in 1985. Matt was an electrician at a local electrical company for 28 years and is now pursuing his dream of opening a brewery. He still lives in Mattawan with his wife, two kids and two labrador retrievers.