Dan Hart grew up in Mound, Minnesota. He dreamed of owning and operating his own restaurant. After going to Normandale Community College, he spent 10 years working in the restaurant and bar industry.
After this, he worked for 11 or so years with the railroad as an engineer (where he ran the choo choo).
About 5 year ago, Dan decided he wanted to open a taproom serving beers from other breweries. This concept proved to be a difficult idea when considering the regulations around food and beer. So Dan moved on to trying to start a brewery.
When asked about the biggest obstacle to starting the brewery, he responded “finding the right property.”
His favorite Bobbing Beer is the Rum Oak Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout and the True Pils.
Dan has been inspired by two brewers. “Niles at Excelsior Brewing has been a huge inspiration. He was homebrewing. Studied a ton. Was taught by an experienced brewer and then became head brewer.” And Lane Wanous at Bobbing Bobber. “Lane works hard and puts in so much extra time. We talk about ideas, he molds and works them into something amazing.”
Lastly, Dan says he would like to thank his family and friends for their support. “They have been massively supportive”, he says. And my Mom, “she has been my number one supporter”.