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Know Us - We Love Beer™ - O'Fallon Brewery
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About Us

The O’Fallon Brewery was founded by Fran and Tony Caradonna, in 2000. In January they ordered their brewing equipment and sold their first keg on May 6, 2000. The Caradonnas did all the brewing and selling for the first two years, brewing only one style (O’Fallon Gold), selling only kegs and delivering only in St. Charles County. Over the next several years they continued to grow their brands and distribution area. In May 2011 they sold the brewery to Jim and Debbie Gorczyca, but Fran continues to play a part of day to day operations as the Brewery’s General Manager.

Partner With Us

The O’Fallon Brewery has additional brewing and packing capacity available to brew beer for licensed breweries. Our new facility features a 50 BBL, 3 Vessel, Mueller Brew House and a cellar with eight 100 BBL Mueller Unitanks. We currently package draught and bottles with our new Krones/Kosme bottle line (150 bottles/minute).   Other equipment including a GHEA centrifuge and full scale lab ensures your beer is the best it can be.   Let our head brewer, Brian Owens, win a gold medal for your brands just as he has for us and for others we brew with.   For more information, click here to download our partner flyer.   Cheers!

Our Team


Jim Gorczyca


Born in St. Louis, most of Jim’s life has revolved around beer and this wonderfully exciting industry. At 18, Jim worked for a beer wholesaler in Columbia, Missouri. He decided then that beer would play an important role in his life. It was easy to see that beer was connected to sports, music, and entertainment and that beer made good times even better.

After graduating Jim jumped aboard with a major brewer. There, he learned that brewing beer was as much an art as a science. He learned that his colleagues shared the same passion…” To make the highest quality beers and to grow brands by building relationships with everyone along the way.”,

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Fran Caradonna

Fran Caradonna

General Manager Fran is our General Manager and co-founder of O’Fallon Brewery. In January 2000, she and her husband Tony, launched a single brand… Read more »


Dave Merz

Director of Brewery Production Operations Dave grew up in South County and gradutated from the University of Missouri-Columbia (MIZ-ZOU). Dave has 25 years of Supply Chain experience in the beer industry working in both the supply and demand planning… Read more »

Brian Owens

Brian Owens

Head Brewer Head Brewer Brian Owens grew up in O’Fallon and graduated from Fort Zumwalt North High School in 1996. He attended… Read more »

Jason Small

Jason Small

Quality Assurance Manager / Brewer Jason was raised in South St. Louis. He graduated from St. Louis University with a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science… Read more »

John Gough

Director of Sales John Gough is our Director of Sales and has been in the Beer Industry for 10 years now. He grew up in South St. Louis County and graduated from…. Read more »

Tom Gorczyca

Tom Gorczyca

VP of Sales Administration Tom is our Vice President of Sales and has been in the Beer Industry for over 34 years. (Yes, he is Jim’s brother!) He grew up in South St. Louis… Read more »

Nick Lindgren

Regional Sales Manager MO, IA, MI, PA, IN, KY, OH Nick grew up in Ballwin, MO and went to Parkway South High School. He then attended and graduated from the University of Missouri… Read more »

Chip Cutlan

O’Bar Manager Chip grew up in St. Louis Missouri where he has worked in the restaurant & bar business his whole life. From barback…  Read more>>


Tim Patek

Graphic Designer Tim grew up in the Metro-East where he attended SIU-E and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Art and Design. Tim brings more than 30 years of experience to the O’Fallon Brewery… Read more »

Brad Branco

Packaging Manager Brad was born in beautiful O’Fallon, Missouri, where he attended St. Dominic and now resides in Foristell. He furthered his education at…Read more »

Luke Backer

Head of Maintenance Luke fixes stuff. Plumbing, electrical, you name it. Sometimes he’s the reason it’s broken, but usually he fixes it.

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