We're turning the orange spotlight on successful OSU alumni to share their experiences and expertise with the Cowboy Family!
Join us for this month's Orange Spotlight is with OSU alumni and co-founders of Iron Monk Brewing Company Jerod Millirons and Dave Monks, who will share about the brewery and give us a behind-the-scenes tour!
About Iron Monk
In 2014, after years of planning and construction, Jerod Millirons and Dave Monks founded Iron Monk Brewing Company, bringing the first craft brewery to Stillwater, Oklahoma. With over 30 years of combined brewing experience and a shared entrepreneurial spirit, they tirelessly set out to create exciting, local, handcrafted brews.
In late 2015, Iron Monk opened the state's premier tap room to share their craft directly with brewery fans and friends, and brewery tours started just a few weeks later.
About Jerrod Millirons
Jerod is a hands-on, mechanically-inclined hardworking dude who enjoys all aspects of operating a brewery: from setting up equipment to handling the finances.
He is a native of Duncan, Oklahoma who earned a degree in biology followed by an MBA at Oklahoma State. After establishing a successful rental property business, Jerod combined his two passions for business and beer and cofounded Stillwater's first brewery. His favorite beer is Iron Monk's Exit 174, and his other hobbies include hunting, fishing and OSU sports.
About Dave Monks
Dave is a fun-loving practical joker who keeps the staff in good spirits. Originally from Ft. Gibson, he grew up exploring caves, practicing various art forms (he's been known to draw the labels of some of our beer. Check out Bright D. Weizensour and the Imperial Stout) and studying the sciences.
After attaining two Ph.D.s and teaching for over a decade, Dave applied his years of experience in home brewing to cofound Iron Monk. His favorite beer is Chocolate Habanero Stout, and his other interests include homebrewing, gardening and cooking.