Meet the Original Brew(ing) Crew


The paths that led to Arvon Brewing Co...


Jake Stanko is the Brewer, and he and his wife Abby are Co-Founders along with Brett and Lauren (Stanko) Bristol.

Jake grew up in Holly, MI and moved to Grand Rapids to attend Cornerstone University and play soccer. He's always been creative and chose to study film sound, but he has remarked that science was his best subject. As an adult, he found himself drawn to the creative science of brewing. When he's not brewing beer, Jake enjoys smoking meat and playing rec soccer. 

Brett grew up in Climax, MI on a small beef farm that is still operational today! He eventually moved to upstate New York and received his MBA from Penn State University, but is excited to now be back in his home state. Brett has always been drawn to a challenge and believes that hard work can bring any wild dream to fruition. He does a lot of odd jobs around the brewery in addition to managing the business side. When that doesn't keep him occupied, he enjoys being outside, as well as supporting local food and farmers.

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