The big bang of an idea that led to Mother’s? Jeff Schrag realized the coasts weren’t the only places to create flavorful craft beers. He knew we could brew perfection right in downtown Springfield, MO. After 15+ years helping build the community, Springfield’s beloved carouser wanted to launch a midwest brewing company. He just needed the team to make it happen. Thankfully, serendipity did her thing and united people who became the Mother’s family.

First, we needed an accomplished brewmaster. Enter Brian Allen, who moved to Springfield when his wife began teaching at Drury University. The timing was perfect, and Mother’s found our magic man. Brian has produced award-winning craft beers, led other successful breweries, and has long served as a judge for the annual Great American Beer Festival. Today, he brews Mother's love by the barrel.

Every family needs an eternal optimist, and every business needs a marketer. We found both in Jeremy Wicks, who moved home to help build Mother’s. He and his beautiful wife had been missing Springfield, and Jeremy wanted to make a jump from his consulting business in Chicago to a gig he was truly passionate about. Leading a brewery? Now, that fits him just right.

With the key team in place, Mother’s only needed a home.

For midwest brewing of great craft beers, visit the Mother’s Brewing Company building.