Migration Welcomes Mikel as new GM

Migration Brewing is excited to announce and welcome Brandon Mikel as the new General Manager, overseeing all pub locations. Mikel joined the Migration Brewing team in May.

Not only will Mikel oversee all staff and pub operations, he will help implement new structures and procedures for the company to be poised for growth and expansion in 2021.

Along with his love and deep knowledge around craft beer, Mikel brings 20-plus years of restaurant and pizza management experience. Most recently he worked with local pizza chain HOTLIPS Pizza and spent his last four years there as Operations Manager of six stores and over 150 employees.

“We’ve known Brandon since we opened in 2010,” said CEO and co-founder McKean Banzer-Lausberg. “We’ve always felt that he would be a great fit for our culture, and we look forward to having him as a part of our management team for the next stage of our company’s growth.”

Since working at HOTLIPS Pizza, Mikel started High Road Distribution in 2018 with Chris Rhodes. When COVID-19 struck, Mikel and Rhodes decided to turn operations of High Road Distribution to Rhodes, and Mikel took a step back from his role within the company.

“With everyone feeling the financial pressure of COVID, it made sense to handoff daily operations to Chris, and for me to shift gears,” Mikel said. “I’m really looking forward to working with the Migration ownership and management team. My top priority is to help the company navigate the current COVID-19 challenges and be ready for continued growth when the timing is right.”

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