John Niedermaier, the Brew Master at Brewery Terra Firma, is a Traverse City native. He became interested in brewing shortly after he discovered his passion for cooking. Once he realized that brewing is cooking - the boundaries between the two began to fade and the possibilities became almost infinite. With over 1,000 original recipes in the vault, the creative process in John's head shows no signs of slowing. John has a total of 23 years of brewing experience, including 18 years as a commercial brewer. Previously, John was the Head Brewer at Traverse Brewing Company and the Brew Master at Right Brain Brewery.