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Craft Beer Made With Love.
Hi! We are Ali & Jon Hovan, the Co-Founders of HiHO Brewing Co. We started our craft beer loving adventure together in 2007 and have been brewing, imbibing, and educating ourselves about craft beer ever since.
We witnessed the craft beer boom from the ground up and felt the excitement around all things craft.
During this time we built on our education experience, love of craft beer, and Jon’s 10+ years of homebrewing to found the Denver-based Homebrew Club, The Brew Crew, which is focused on teaching others the craft of homebrewing.
In the summer of 2014, we decided to follow our passion for beer and educate ourselves on the professional side.
Jon studied to become certified as a Beer Judge through the nationally recognized Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). He also completed a one-year beer school program at The American Brewers Guild receiving his Diploma in Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering. While Ali led the marketing and organization of The Brew Crew, she also completed a Small Business Start-Up program at a local college in preparation for opening our brewery.
In June 2015, we resigned from our teaching positions, sold our house in Denver, and moved back home to Hudson, Ohio to realize our goal and start HiHO Brewing Company.
In January 2016, we received the keys to 1707 Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls and started our demolition and build-out for our 7 Barrel Brewhouse.
Jon worked as the General Contractor.
The 6,000 square foot area of the building that was planned to be the brew house and tap room was covered in drywall, drop ceiling and carpet. It took the Hovans about 4 months to clear the space out which included many trips to the scrap yard and lots of pizza and beer for friends and family who helped.
We officially opened our doors to the public January 6th, 2017!
HiHO Brewing Co. is possible because of the love and support from our family and friends, near and far.
Hope to see you in the taproom!
Ali & Jon Hovan