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Beer is a catalyst for community.

Mike, Ryan and Ryan are best friends who grew up together in Cincinnati. When lives and jobs took them in different directions and to different cities, an enthusiasm for brewing kept them close. They brewed, bottled and mailed beers across the country, and made a point to travel to and brew together. It was during a garage session that a vision for Protagonist Beer began to form

Protagonist was created to harness the social power of beer and transform it into real, public good—supporting community impact projects, neighborhood events and initiatives.

More than a brewery, Protagonist is a network of best friends and brew-masters, beer-curious and connoisseurs, all working together to build something great.

We brew with the expert guidance of our head brewer Jeremy Claeys and doing collaborations with industry and non-industry friends.  Together, we’re building a community inspired and empowered by the brewing, consuming, and culture of beer.

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