ANNA HEINEMAN

Anna has ancestral roots in the brewery trade also - her grandfather, a WWII tank commander, stayed behind in Germany after the war ended to help rebuild the notable Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Anna is part of a big Iowan family of farmers and doctors who love to grow and cook good food and to give care to their community. With her doctorate in Art History, Anna appreciates the beauty of many inspired artistic endeavors, including the art of brewing of delicious beers. She is also Mom to our smallest yet always inspiring team member, Leo.

GARY HEIL

Gary grew up on a farm. He can grow fabulous gardens, preserve vegetables, make cheese, build his own cedar strip canoe, and fish for his dinner. Like Pat, he is a DIY guy and always up for a great adventure. He has his PhD in microbiology, and he knows a lot about infectious zoonotic diseases. There is nobody better at nurturing healthy colonies of brew-ready yeast than Gary. And his beer brewing is just as precise, inspired and wonderful. Gary is also using his skills to raise an adorable one year old named Leo who graces Cypress & Grove with smiles and gleeful gurgles abound.

SALLY ADKINS

Sally comes from a line of fantastic cooks, which includes her chef brother who opened her namesake restaurant in DC called “Sally’s Middle Name”. Sally's grandfather built moonshine stills during prohibition, so appreciation of good brews is part of her roots. With degrees in biology and geography, she appreciates the history and ecology of place. Her work for our fine City has focused on the waterways of Gainesville, our aquifer, and doing our best as a community to protect our water quality. Sally and Pat have three great kids that have had their own part in the creation of Cypress & Grove: Maxwell, Lucas, and Gloria.

PATRICK BURGER

Pat is a professional engineer who specializes in groundwater hydrology. He has a passion for protecting Florida’s ground and surface waters, and a lasting passion for making beer. Born in the Philippines to a naval officer and a textile artist, Pat’s CV is diverse; line cook, mechanic, construction worker, plumber – he likes to tinker and make things work in an artful way. His adventures include planting trees to pay for college, biking the Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico, building his own house by hand, and raising three fabulous kids with his wife.

Steve Hillbrandt

If you see someone with headphones on tending to the brew tanks and tidying the brewery for our next brew while you are enjoying a beer in our tap room, that is likely Steve! Steve came to Gainesville with his wife, Katya, from Germany for her fellowship at UF. He has a degree in chemistry, makes delicious german bread, dabbles in pyrotechnics, and is up for any technical challenge! Steve serves as Brewery Assistant to Gary and Patrick.

Mike Ward

Mike is a master ecologist as well as our wonderful tap room manager at Cypress & Grove. With diverse experience ranging from restoring native Floridan habitats to running a bar, Mike brings lots of creativity, passion and knowledge to Cypress & Grove. Watch as he transforms our outdoor space to something amazing!

Mike Ward

Mike is a master ecologist as well as our wonderful tap room manager at Cypress & Grove. With diverse experience ranging from restoring native Floridan habitats to running a bar, Mike brings lots of creativity, passion and knowledge to Cypress & Grove. Watch as he transforms our outdoor space to something amazing!

Our Cypress & Grove Servers

At Cypress & Grove we are dedicated to compassionate and thoughtful service. We have a wonderful team that are ready and willing to serve! If you need anything, please let them know!

Doug Porch

Doug Porch, while a contractor for Cypress & Grove, is an essential part of the C&G team. Doug and his team have worked alongside our team to bring the former ice house back to life - and alive it is! Doug is our General Contractor, and is involved in the many improvements that are still taking place at Cypress & Grove.

Doug Porch

Doug Porch, while a contractor for Cypress & Grove, is an essential part of the C&G team. Doug and his team have worked alongside our team to bring the former ice house back to life - and alive it is! Doug is our General Contractor, and is involved in the many improvements that are still taking place at Cypress & Grove.

Bamboo Strategic Media

Paul, Cara, Steven and Caleb at Bamboo Strategic Media are essential members of our media team. They are enthusiastic Cypress & Grove fans with the know how to support our social media, outreach, website as well as our wonderful Cypress & Grove video production. Check out our favorite video created and produced by Bamboo Strategic Media. 

Tracey Flanagan

Tracey is our touchstone for graphic design at Cypress & Grove – serving as our design coordinator, Tracey lends a background in advertising to our mix. When she isn’t at C&G cooking up some beautiful design, you can find her riding her Clydesdale on Paynes Prairie, or her bike on our wonderful network of off road trails!

Tracey Flanagan

Tracey is our touchstone for graphic design at Cypress & Grove – serving as our design coordinator, Tracey lends a background in advertising to our mix. When she isn’t at C&G cooking up some beautiful design, you can find her riding her Clydesdale on Paynes Prairie, or her bike on our wonderful network of off road trails!

Jan Adkins

Known as “Adkins”, he is our sign painter, brewery board calligrapher and exhibit designer. As author, illustrator, designer and storyteller, Adkins runs the Jan Adkins Studio here in Gainesville. He has a diverse background in many areas and serves on the C&G media team. If you catch him in the tap room enjoying a pint – feel free to request a story – we are sure he would be happy to share a tale or poem with you!

Investment Team

We have more wonderful team members on our investment team who help to support Cypress & Grove through expertise, advice and sweat equity too. We are grateful for our C&G community!