Please extend a warm Manistee welcome to our General Manager, Carl Eskridge.

A brief background on Carl, who will run the day to day operations at the brewery:

Carl Eskridge moved to Manistee from Petoskey, Michigan. He studied culinary arts and hospitality at Johnson and Wales University and proceeded to work for the past 20+ years in the fast, upscale environment of casinos, private establishments, resorts and ownership, assuring customer satisfaction at every opportunity. Passionate about food and beverage as well as Northern Michigan, Carl relocated to Manistee, Michigan to seek new and exciting avenues that would include farm to table and locally sustainable products along with beer! Carl was happy to find that a new brewery was coming to Manistee called North Channel Brewing and knew he had to be a part of it. Getting to meet the partners of North Channel was a pleasure and new relationships were born. After trading many correspondence, Carl was hired as the General Manager/Chef for North Channel Brewery and is excited to get the new brewery open while helping to revitalize downtown Manistee, providing excellent customer service, beer, food and being a long term part of a growing community.

Welcome aboard Carl!