John Moore - OWNER

It started when Laura asked John, then an enthusiastic home brewer, if there are brown ales, red ales, even blond ales—why not a brunette ale? With that spark, John developed his signature wild rice brown ale, the Wild Brunette. Before long, he had to expand his home brew setup because friends were drinking all his beer, eventually opening a beloved neighborhood brew pub. When demand there outgrew supply, the full brewery and tap room in Wisconsin was the next logical step.



With more than 20 years of brewing and distilling experience under his belt, this native Scotsman (and bagpiper) joined the Barley John's family after connecting with John over drinks at a Duluth festival. Bob has always loved Wisconsin—must be the beer, cheese, and cured meats. As for us, we're proud to have one of the best in the world on our team.