The Team

Roy Milner

With more than 20 years in and around the craft brewing industry, our Managing Partner began exploring his passion for great beer in Knoxville as a home brewer while attending the University of Tennessee. A native of Chattanooga, Roy has traveled extensively to gather the knowledge and expertise to make the best beer possible.

Prior to Blackberry Farm, Roy worked as a brewer with multiple breweries in the Southeast, and has held several Sales and Marketing positions with beer and beverage companies throughout the United States before coming back to Tennessee. Passionate about all things Southern, he is a lover of music, cooking, beverages, and travel, and is proud to call the mountains of East Tennessee home.

Andrew Noye

A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Andrew gained a strong sense of quality hospitality and knowledge of food and beverage. He came to Blackberry Farm in 2003 starting as Assistant Dining Room Manager, where he worked all services and managed the bar. It wasn’t long before Andrew moved his way up to Sommelier and then Beverage Manager. Now the Brewery/Distillery Manager, Andrew is able to pursue his passion for beverage by overseeing daily operations, managing the brewery and developing special projects. With his all-encompassing role, Andrew is an important team member who moves things forward in order to make the best beer possible.

John LeQuire

With more than 11 years at Blackberry Farm, John LeQuire has held many roles including grounds, housekeeping, lodging, reservations and now the Blackberry Farm Brewery. During a trip to London, John discovered his passion for craft beer while on a brewery tour. He witnessed first hand the passion for the beer from the brewer and was able to see and smell the raw hops and grain which inspired him. From that point forward, John wanted to pursue his new found interest in craft beer. When the Blackberry Farm Brewery opened, John jumped at the chance to be part of the team as the Beer Traffic Controller. At the brewery, John is responsible for inventory, ordering, shipping and receiving, and social media. John is a graduate from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in History and minor in Business Administration.

Kyle Morgan

Having grown up in Western NC and attending college at Mars Hill University, Kyle has always had a deep affinity for his Southern roots. Kyle has spent over ten years in beverage sales and marketing, and though these roles have taken him all over the country, the Appalachian mountains remain top of his list for the simple, yet sophisticated, lifestyle that the area offers. His work with global and craft beverage brands, in combination with his relentless search of the finest cuisine, beverages, and music makes him a perfect fit for Blackberry Farm and its Brewery. Kyle is a Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast and will focus on North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, while also helping facilitate numerous activations around the country.

Matty Hargrove

Serving as a brewery regional sales manager/brand ambassador based in Nashville, Matty Hargrove is a veteran of the alcohol industry who became a craft beer advocate in Memphis as a Rhodes College student in the early-90s.

Influenced immensely by comprehensive travel and employment in diverse environments ranging from a full-service advertising agency to his family’s Southeast Missouri farm, he relishes being a lifelong student and people person who thrives on the challenge of incorporating lessons offered by all encounters.

A classic jazz and bluegrass enthusiast, Matty has claimed Tennessee as his permanent home since the mid-80s and proudly identifies as a devout Southern “meat & three” aficionado.

Tim Moore

Growing up in St. Louis, home to one of beer giant Anheuser-Busch’s facilities, Tim was first introduced to beer. Inspired by a chance experience with some batches of home brew and his grandfather’s work at a canning facility, Tim started his more than 15 year career with beer making. Tim’s passion for beer making is derived through its equal parts science, art, culture, and history. Tim’s work at the Blackberry Farm Brewery includes packaging, maintaining brewery equipment, and working on experimental beers.

Travis Hixon

Like many craft brewers, Travis started his journey as a home brewer, quickly embracing his passion for quality beer. After 14 years of brewery work, he took a six-year detour from brewing to work in the distilled spirits sector. In 2017, Travis returned to his brewing roots and joined the Blackberry Farm Brewery team as Brewmaster. Enticed by the ethos of Blackberry Farm and the BF Brewery, Travis shares a passion for the old-world style of brewing and taking time to do things right. As Brewmaster, he is helping create a structure for the BF Brewery to continue growing while maintaining the same high standards of quality. A lifelong Tennessean, Travis is embracing life in Maryville and excited for the future of the brewery.

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