Jon Paul grew up on the family farm. Being the second child of four, he felt the need to leave the nest and make his own way in the world. Jon Paul got his electrical engineering degree from RIT, officially earning him his geek status. After spreading his wings and working as an electrical engineer in Virginia for many years, he and his wife Beth moved back to NY after the birth of their second child in order to be closer to family.
In 2007, his wife surprised him with a home brewing kit for Christmas. Little did they know then that this would start a chain of events that would lead him back home to Seneca Falls where they have lived since 2013. Back in his hometown, he was able to start growing his own hops, starting Fleur De Lis Hop Yards. With hop yards planted, and a little push from an industry friend to think bigger, Jon Paul, his wife, brother and sister-in-law dreamed of opening their own farm brewery – serving beer with estate grown hops and the best local ingredients that can be found!
Though still an engineer by day, his nights and weekends are spent fulfilling his passion – making the best beer for you to enjoy. Stop by, share a pint with him, and have him give you a tour of the brewery!