Monday, February 08, 2016

Trevor Klimek to Join One Well Brewing

Written by  Paul Starr
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One Well Brewing, located at 4213 Portage St. in Kalamazoo, MI, has announced that it will be adding a new member to its brewing team. Trevor Klimek, formerly of Paw Paw Brewing Company, will be joining forces with head brewer/co-owner, Chris O’Neill, and head cellerman, Tom Crookston, to help round out One Well’s current brewhouse staff. The news follows the recent announcement of One Well’s plans to expand its brewing operations to an offsite production facility at 3618 Gembrit Circle in Kalamazoo.
One Well Brewing has been operating at its current location in the Millwood neighborhood of Kalamazoo since November, 2014 and is anticipating an expansion in mid April to a 10,000 square foot building less than three miles from their 4,000 square foot tap house where all of their beer is currently produced. Co-owners T.J. Waldofsky and Chris O’Neill expect the move to help them more seamlessly transition from a three-barrel system to a 15-barrel production facility.

“We’re thrilled to have Trevor join our team and to help us usher in a new era at One Well,” said Waldofsky. “Trevor not only brings a great deal of experience to the table, but we expect his personal brand recognition and passion for craft beer will help take us to a new level.”

Head brewer Chris O’Neill has known Trevor for many years and often picked his brain while Trevor worked at the Bell’s General Store and Chris was a customer developing his art of craft brewing.

“I’ve learned a lot from Trevor over the years, and our friendship goes back further than most of my relationships in the craft beer industry,” O’Neill commented. “Trevor brings a lot to the table. We’re excited to learn from one another and to take our games to the next level. His enthusiasm and commitment to this industry makes me confident that he is the right guy for the job.”

Trevor started his career homebrewing over 12 years ago and he continued to hone his craft as an employee at the homebrew supply outlet at Bell’s General Store prior to joining Paw Paw Brewing Company. “I’ve always been a student of brewing and I’m excited to join a growing company where I can apply what I’ve learned over the years,” Trevor said. “I’ve always had a lot of respect for the guys at One Well, and I’m thrilled to continue my career in a place that I can help grow and personally develop.”

Trevor will be joining One Well’s staff in mid February and help them prepare for their current expansion project. One Well’s owners expect to use Trevor’s expertise to help accelerate their canning and bottling initiatives. They also anticipate using his experience to develop a wild/sour ale program along with other barrel aged projects.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.