Meet Our Team
Once upon a time there was an offensive lineman at Michigan State University named Chris Morris. One day, coach said “Hey Chris, will you show Brandon Fields, a prospective punter, around campus during his official visit?” Chris responded, “No! I have nothing in common with a punter!”. Brandon and Chris did not become friends that day, but they would eventually. After college Chris went on to have an NFL career with the Oakland Raiders, and Brandon with the Miami Dolphins. Fast forward a decade, and they both retire and settle down with their families in the Midwest. And come to find out, they do have something in common, love for CRAFT BEER! Chris, Brandon, and his wife Katie opened Inside the Five Brewing in 2018 in Downtown Sylvania, expanding the craft beer scene while joining an energetic and enthusiastic community.
Co-owner + Brewer
Started as a home brewer. Kicked to the garage after flooding the laundry room with beer. Full of crazy ideas. Permanent resting bitch face. Always a smart ass.
Favorite Beer: A Beautiful Death
Co-owner + Boss Lady
Bought Brandon the best present ever, a home brew kit. Enjoys brewery hopping wherever she is. Loves her community. Borderline control freak.
Favorite beer: Deimos
Co-owner + CFO
Jack of all trades. Master of some. Smarter than most. All-around great human being.
Favorite beer: Snap to the Face and Forever First
I’m a life long food geek who thought he knew a lot about craft beer, then I met Brandon. I love learning something new about my industry everyday and have a passion for looking to the past to influence my ideas. I’m a big believer in Local First and using the seasons to guide your decisions. Be warned, if you choose to start talking food with me there’s a good chance I won’t know when to stop.
Favorite Beer: Devil Wears Hoodies
The most uptight free spirit you will ever meet. Always has something sarcastic to say. Loves beer, camping, and live music more than most things in life. Loud as hell and not sorry about it.
Favorite beer: A Beautiful Death and Deez Nutz
Bar Manager, Sylvania
Started homebrewing while a student at Michigan State. Was not on the football team. Got my first brewing job after graduating. Worked my way up at different breweries in Michigan before crossing the border to join Inside the Five in 2018.
Favorite beer: Student Body Right
My love for craft brew came from working and playing music in bars. After claiming more employee titles than anyone at Inside The Five (Bartender, Server, Expo, Cleaning crew, Manager), it was decided I needed a more permanent title as assistant brewer. I love my job and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!
Favorite beer: Student Body Right
Sales + Bar Manager, Sylvania
Too honest for my own good! Independent, confident, and unapologetic. Says out loud what everyone else is thinking.
Favorite beer: Devil’s Bite and Canadian Tuxedo
Special Events Chef
Obstinate, crude, sometimes vulgar. Candy and caffeine addicted. Overall wearing weirdo with horrible musical tastes, but a darn good cook. We keep him away from people, it’s better that way.
Favorite beer: Going to Canton over ice
Californian turned Ohioan, who still loves her West Coast IPA’s. Enjoys burying her nose in a book almost as much as she loves visiting different breweries. Always smiling, always awkward, and always overthinking every situation.
Favorite Beer: Hop Shield and Medusa’s Blood
Mixologist + Manager, Sylvania
Realist. Avocado enthusiast. A bit obsessive when it comes to cleaning and organization. Known for my quick-witted comments and sarcastic personality. Although I am a kind soul with a caring heart (for the most part), you’d never know it by looking at me due to an extreme case of RBF. As much as I enjoy mixing and creating craft cocktails, I enjoy drinking them even more.
Favorite beer: Autumn Wind
Mama. Mama Bear. Mama Bird. The name ‘Mama’ follows me wherever I go. From home with my own three little bears, to hanging out with friends, to the work place. I was given the name ‘Mama Bear’ in the first week BEFORE our opening in Perrysburg. And just like any Mama, I require my unwinding time with a nice adult beverage. Wine is my kryptonite and I am excited for our beer aged in wine barrels!
Favorite Beer: Surprise on Cider