Top Out Brewery’s founder and head brewer Michael Hopert, co-owner and general manager Andi Scheib and Michael 'Mike' Thomson.

Michael Hopert

Michael Hopert

Michael, our head brewer, has been brewing delicious craft beers for the last decade. German-born, he co-founded Top Out Brewery after a successful career in whisky retailing, latterly with Royal Mile Whiskies in London. Michael uses his encyclopaedic knowledge of beer styles and trained palate to create some of the most delicious beers in Scotland.

Andi Scheib

Co-owner and general manager, Andi Scheib, joined Top Out at the beginning of 2017 following a 12-year career as geologist in the UK and Australia. He has long been a passionate brewer and baker; and has been known to knock up a batch of freshly baked rolls and a cold beer whilst in the remote outback of Australia. His love for craft beer, the outdoors and maps are perfectly matched at Top Out. Alongside co-owner and head brewer Michael, his responsibilities in the brewery are wide-ranging, from brewing and bottling; to sales, business development and of course, tasting!

Andi Scheib
Michael

Michael "Mike" Thomson

Mike has joined Top Out in February 2018 with plenty of brewing experience from his previous employments at Six Degrees North and more recently Brew Toon. He currently studies for a postgraduate diploma in brewing and distilling at Heriot Watt on a part time basis. Mike is also a keen climber and outdoor enthusiast.

"Top Out Brewery is one of the most under-rated breweries in the country"

Scotsman Food & Drink, Jan 25, 2017

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