About Us

Beer Notes began in 2010 as a memo book and a piece of masking tape. A simple way to catalog and rate beers. From there, it became a conversation between friends. “What if we put this online for everyone to see?” Assisted by the wonderfully useful Untappd, our reviews were soon public record. But that wasn’t enough. We had more to say. We wanted a place to document our home brew experiences. Share knowledge. Start discourse. We wanted to tell everyone where the best beer in town was. We wanted to talk about local events. Tastings. Festivals. We wanted a place where we could house all our experiences, all our passion, and all our curiosity about craft beer.

That place is Beer Notes.




Kyle Kastranec

Email: kyle@thebeernotes.com
Twitter: @beer_notes
Untappd: kastranec

A designer by trade and beer enthusiast by bloodline, Kyle was born and raised just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. When he’s not working — or drinking and brewing beer — he spends his time outdoors, at music festivals, and travels as much as possible. A die-hard Cleveland sports fan, and beard aficionado, Kyle brings an honest, no-bones-about-it point of view to Beer Notes.


Mike Sawicki

Email: mike@thebeernotes.com
Twitter: @Beer_Notes_Mike
Untappd: michaelsawicki

Mike is a web designer, developer, runner and homebrewer from the very northeast corner of Ohio. He is consumed by the craft of making beer and is always looking for an excuse to brew something. A former four-time All-American in track and cross-country, when not working or enjoying craft beer, Mike is usually running around the streets of Grandview Heights.