One Well Brewing produces hand-crafted beers and provides a place for like-minded folks to share ideas, art and culture in Kalamazoo, MI.
Wells have been utilized since prehistoric times and often carry cultural significance. The ability for societies to flourish hinged upon wells and this vestige… represented a commonality and central meeting point that united communities. One Well Brewing seeks to emulate these qualities in its microbrewery and build a sense of community by creating a common location for like-minded people to share ideas, art and culture in Kalamazoo, MI. One Well Brewing is a microbrewery based in Kalamazoo, MI and strives to provide the greater Kalamazoo area and Michigan at large with a quality, craft-brewed selection of beers. One Well’s vision stems from the unique backgrounds of the co-founders, Chris O’Neill and T.J. Waldofsky. While both founders took a different path to arrive where they are today, the common goal has remained consistent: to help grow the craft-brew community by building a business that provides a quality, locally-produced product and to create good jobs that help stimulate the greater-Kalamazoo and Michigan economies. For nearly a decade Chris has been a home brewer and has dedicated the majority of his spare time perfecting the art of craft brewing. As a self-taught brewer, Chris has always picked the brains of everyone in the microbrewery world and has immersed himself in the culture of craft-beer connoisseurs. Chris embodies the spirit of of the craft-brew community and the idea that he’ll always be a student no matter how much he learns. While T.J. has dabbled in home brewing, his background and passion for craft beer evolved from a different path. Since he was first introduced to craft beer, T.J. has sought out new and different beers around the world and thrives on experiencing the authentic culture of microbreweries. Having visited over 100 microbreweries in the U.S. alone, his appreciation for craft beer and the community that it fosters has helped shape his vision for owning his own microbrewery and continuing to support the art and culture of the craft-brew community.