Next in our Cidermaker Series: Edan Valkner is one of our newest cidermakers, having been with us for six months. He grew up south of Virtue, in South Haven, Michigan, and has served as a United States Marine for 16 years. He also worked as a military contractor doing construction, satellite communications, retail, and manufacturing. Such varied experiences and technical training served him well as he moved his career into brewing. Edan clocked time at Shenandoah Valley Brewing Co., Seven Arrows Brewing Co., and Blackhorse Pub and Brewery.⠀
"I enjoy making adult beverages and fermentation. The technical skills required and ever-changing plans keep the cidermaker engaged. It is fast-paced, and you are constantly engaged and solving problems,” he says.⠀
Edan, we raise a cider - and beer! - to you. Thank you for your service, and cheers!