Will Dodge - Founder and Owner
Will Dodge is on a mission to create a strong brand of craft brewed beer that will one day be recognized across New Jersey as one of quality, consistency, creativity and drinkability. Will first started brewing his own beer at home approximately six years ago due to a craving for a pumpkin ale in April. Fascinated at how simple yet complicated it could be, his love for brewing took off. After forming a friendship with the Head Brewer the idea of Bull N Bear Brewery was conceived.
Will has a financial background with seven years of working in the finance industry and has achieved the Series 7, 66 and life insurance licenses. Will has also passed the level 1 CFA exam. Will wants to take his financial experience and combine it with his passion for beer to create this one-of-a-kind brew pub in Summit, New Jersey… Bull N Bear Brewery.
Will’s favorite craft brew styles include: IPA, Belgian Wit, Saisons, Abbey Style and of course Pumpkin Ale.
Mike Formisano - Head Brewer
Mike has an impressive 14-year experience with brewing, which includes nine years since he first brewed at the professional/commercial level. From 2010 – 2014, Mike won 80 awards for 20 different beer styles. including a National Homebrew Competition Gold Medal (the largest brewing competition in the world), and a Silver Medal in the Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition.
Mike’s favorite craft brew styles include: English Ales, German Lagers, Pilsners, Porters, Stout, Brown Ale, Oktoberfest and Schwarzbier.