Missing Mountain Brewing Company was founded by (pictured left to right) Dan Kephart, Dave Bertolotti, Keith McFarlane, and Danny Yagersz. We homebrewed together since 2008; scaling up from a 1/6th barrel (BBL) homebrew system to a commercial quality 1 barrel brewhouse. As homebrewers we entered various homebrew competitions that were scored by ranked beer judges and honed our skills. Our greatest homebrew accomplishment was being the Best of Show winner at the 2015 Weasel Boy Brewing Co. homebrew contest. This allowed us the opportunity to collaborate with Weasel Boy on an entry into the Great American Beer Festival’s Pro-Am category, which advanced to the second round of judging.
In 2011, our passion for brewing led to discussions of opening a commercial brewery, choosing our name, and our logo. We chose our name, Missing Mountain, to reflect our love for winter sports and the outdoors. As Northeast Ohioans, we love our region and all its fantastic outdoor opportunities. We have rivers, valleys, a National Park, great regional and local parks, and Lake Erie. As avid snowboarders and skiers, we feel the only thing that is missing is a mountain.
In 2016, Missing Mountain Brewing Co. was offered the opportunity to build our vision on a one of a kind property overlooking the Cuyahoga River by landowner Al Klaben. We decided to take the plunge and began the process of realizing the dream of opening a brewery.
Throughout the next year and half we rolled up our sleeves alongside Al, contractors, and friends and built several key structures on the property, including the brand new brewhouse.
After many months of hard work, construction, and remodeling we opened our doors to the public on June 9, 2018. We invite you to come and enjoy the natural beauty of Northeast Ohio on our patio overlooking the Cuyahoga River, in our three-season room, or inside our taproom. Nearly everything you see has been built or remodeled by people that believe Ohio is a great place to share great beer with great people.