Weaver Haney interview with Chip Owen, Co-Owner and Brewer Innovation Brewing
Q. How long have you been in the brewing business?
A. We have been in business since October 2013.
Q. What prior experience have you had that helped you open this business?
A. I was a home-brewer for ten years. I also graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I left an engineering job at Kearfott to open this business. Before that I worked at an electric heating element company in Arden. The experience helped a lot. I used my knowledge of mechanical engineering to help design and construct our brewery. I designed our system layouts, and controller for the brew system. I welded the pipes and valves. I also designed and built an automated keg washing system.