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.
After years of successful home brewing, Daniel Heisler found himself inspired and
wanting to build his home success into a professional career. With professional
brewing stops in Utah and Michigan, Daniel is now the Head Brewer of the
Blackberry Farm Brewery. Daniel points to his fasciation with beer for its diversity,
whether being enjoyed with casual food or fine dining. At the Blackberry Farm
Brewery, Daniel oversees the day-to-day operations, which includes producing wort
in the brew house, managing the fermentation cellar and packaging the beer on the
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.
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.