“Eleven years ago we were three guys working our day jobs and attending a weekly Bible Study group,” said Joel Iverson, Monday Night Brewing co-founder. They wanted to start hanging out more, so Joel’s wife bought him a home beer brewing kit and one Monday evening they brewed their first batch.
Joel said, “I joke around that the beer kit became the most expensive gift she’s ever given me.”
The guys got together every Monday night and while making their next batch, were taste testing previous ones. They soon had too much beer to consume themselves, so they invited neighbors and friends over and starting blogging about their experience.
“It took us five years to take the leap and open our own brewery, but once we did, Monday Night Brewing allowed us to build a company our way,” Joel said.
Each has their own role: Jeff is financially-focused, Joel manages production, and Jonathan heads up sales and marketing, but each of them focus on the people, stating they are the team’s greatest reward.
Joel continued, “Every day we get to create a product that we make with our own hands in Atlanta and that is the epitome of cool”.