After 30 years of brewing, drinking and sharing his own beer, John “Griff” Griffith, began his path toward opening his own brewery and cider house. Griff began to study the art of making beer better and better. Steps along that path included joining the local home brewers club: SNAFU, winning medals in home brewing contests, becoming a nationally recognized BJCP beer judge, and traveling to the compete at The Great America Beer Festival as a Pro/AM entrant with Joseph James Brewery (2015).