Top Team

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.

Andy 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!



Roddy has joined Top Out in March 2019 as our new Brewer. He has gained a BSc in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot Watt University and comes with brewing experiences at Crossborders as well as more recently the Glasgow Distillery Co.

Connor Grady


Connor is our latest addition to Team Top Out and the first proper sales rep and brand ambassador of the company. He has enjoyed working in sales over the last 10 years within the climbing industry as well as the beer trade for the last few years.

Always happiest when on the end of a rope in the Scottish mountains or suffering through type 2 fun during mountain marathons or skyline ultras.