Who We Are

 

Two friends. One wild ride. The story of Two Bandits Brewing Co. started out like many others—with love. Our love of craft beer led to a lot of great times sipping, chatting and exploring breweries. Then we got brave. Bob started to brew in his garage. Then we got braver. We started sharing those brews with family and friends. Like us, they enjoyed the beers, the flavor combinations and the stories behind them.

Who We Are

 

Two friends. One wild ride. The story of Two Bandits Brewing Co. started out like many others—with love. Our love of craft beer led to a lot of great times sipping, chatting and exploring breweries. Then we got brave. Bob started to brew in his garage. Then we got braver. We started sharing those brews with family and friends. Like us, they enjoyed the beers, the flavor combinations and the stories behind them.

In time, we decided to take one of the biggest and most rewarding risks of our lives—opening a brewery. With the support of our wives, families and friends, we conducted a lot of research (which just happened to include visiting even more breweries), put together a business plan and started searching for a location.

In Hicksville, Ohio, we found a wonderful building and a welcoming community. After months of construction, paperwork, preparation, paperwork, licensing and red tape (did we also mention paperwork?), we opened the doors at 106 E. High Street and introduced the world to Two Bandits Brewing Co.

Backed by an amazing team and our brewing equipment, lovingly referred to as Bertha & Helga, we proudly serve up craft beers with unique flavor combinations alongside tasty pub food. It all takes place in an environment we like to call “polished casual.”

From the classic motorcycles above the front door to the U.S. Navy bell next to the taps, this place is a testament to the things we love. Thankfully, a lot of you love those things too. We’re excited to have one year of business under our belt and a brewing expansion in progress.

Although our story is still writing itself, we can confidently sum it up in three words: craft, passion and quality. We hope you’ll visit and experience that for yourself.

Our People

The Brewmaster

Meet Bob, Hicksville native and Navy veteran. Bob is the mastermind behind the craft beers we brew here. His passion for great-tasting beer led him to start brewing in his garage from a kit. From there, he started building his own equipment and truly exploring the art of brewing. Today, he’s the brewmaster at Two Bandits Brewing Co., dreaming up flavor combinations, ensuring quality and patiently guiding our brewing team.

When he’s not in the brewing room, you’ll find Bob out front chatting with guests, recommending beers and making sure everyone is having a great time. When he’s not at Two Bandits, Bob loves spending time with his family, grilling and bicycling.

The Brains

Meet Mark. He’s one half of the passion and enthusiasm behind Two Bandits Brewing Co. Born in Hicksville and raised in Williams County, Mark has big love for northwest Ohio. He’s hands-on in nearly every aspect of the business, from helping source local ingredients to marketing this place.

If you stop by, you’re likely to find Mark in the front of the house. He’s well known for greeting guests and dropping knowledge about craft beer, wine and food. Outside of the brewery, Mark and his wife, An, fill their time with yoga, riding motorcycles and enjoying good wine.

The Chef

Meet Sarah. She’s been a part of our team from the start. Sarah’s worked her way up through the kitchen ranks, earning her place at the helm. One taste, and you’ll see why. Sarah loves working with innovative ingredients to bring flavors that delight and leave guests wanting more. When she’s not busy flexing her culinary skills, you’re likely to find her reading a book, working on various artistic endeavors or spending time with friends.

The Brewmaster

Meet Bob, Hicksville native and Navy veteran. Bob is the mastermind behind the craft beers we brew here. His passion for great-tasting beer led him to start brewing in his garage from a kit. From there, he started building his own equipment and truly exploring the art of brewing. Today, he’s the brewmaster at Two Bandits Brewing Co., dreaming up flavor combinations, ensuring quality and patiently guiding our brewing team.

When he’s not in the brewing room, you’ll find Bob out front chatting with guests, recommending beers and making sure everyone is having a great time. When he’s not at Two Bandits, Bob loves spending time with his family, grilling and bicycling.

The Brains

Meet Mark. He’s one half of the passion and enthusiasm behind Two Bandits Brewing Co. Born in Hicksville and raised in Williams County, Mark has big love for northwest Ohio. He’s hands-on in nearly every aspect of the business, from helping source local ingredients to marketing this place.

If you stop by, you’re likely to find Mark in the front of the house. He’s well known for greeting guests and dropping knowledge about craft beer, wine and food. Outside of the brewery, Mark and his wife, An, fill their time with yoga, riding motorcycles and enjoying good wine.

The Chef

Meet Sarah. She’s been a part of our team from the start. Sarah’s worked her way up through the kitchen ranks, earning her place at the helm. One taste, and you’ll see why. Sarah loves working with innovative ingredients to bring flavors that delight and leave guests wanting more. When she’s not busy flexing her culinary skills, you’re likely to find her reading a book, working on various artistic endeavors or spending time with friends.

Our Credentials

We’re proud to stand alongside other amazing breweries as members of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association. Drink beer made here. Check out a list of all the members and plan your own brew trail!

Local Scene

Hicksville is a small village with a big heart. Coming here from out of town? Check out what there is to see and do.

Defiance County has a lot to offer. From the Lilac Festival to the rivers, you’ll find plenty of places to play and stay. The Defiance Development & Visitors Bureau is a great source for events and happenings.

Hours

Wednesday & Thursday: 5-10 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday: 3 p.m.-11 p.m.

106 E High St., Hicksville, OH 43526