Who we are...
Milk and Honey is Aaron Klocker, Adam Theis and Peter Gillitzer.
Aaron is the press hound and engineer of the group. Straight from the aviation world, he flies the hydraulic pumps and keeps us calm. Aaron has attended cider and perry making classes in Washington State, and holds a certificate from the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) on the appreciation of cider and perry.
Adam is our beverage process and control specialist and resident craftsman. He graduated from the Siebel Institute of Technology & World Brewing Academy with loads of experience in the brewery world and meticulously cleans all of our stainless. And then re-cleans it.
Peter does the paperwork and business stuff and then unwinds on the grinder. He comes from the agricultural industry and manages the physical plant. Peter has also received training in the cider and perry world. He attended classes taught by the renowned Peter Mitchell and is well versed in all cider and perry making practices.
If you visit us, you will meet the family, as this is truly a collective venture. Watch for dogs and children underfoot.
A Special Thanks:
We all strive to be great, working as hard as we can with the expectation of creating something for ourselves, inevitably facing an uncertain future while hoping to realize a young and foolish dream. We've tried and failed, and tried with success. To say we've achieved our successes alone would not be humble.
We three would be nothing without the support from our wives, families, and friends who are the actual heart of Milk & Honey. The help and support we've experienced is beyond anything we ever thought possible. From pressing to grafting, the people we've encountered along the way have all been a part in the growth of our venture. To friends and loved ones, colleagues and teachers, here or lost, you know who you are. We hope one day a favor is returned worthy enough to compliment your support.