Tantrick Brewing Co is owned and operated by Patrick and Tanya Westover.
Patrick began brewing at his home in Kalamazoo with a home brew kit he received for Christmas in 2008. He spent the next 10 years refining his self-taught skills, and with a few classes at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, developed a variety of recipes and built his own brewery in his garage. When he met Tanya in 2011, they formed a strong bond over a mutual love for beer and brewing. They married in 2013 and lived in Kalamazoo, enjoying their beer hobby and frequenting the many breweries in Michigan. Patrick was working at AT&T when he was unexpectedly laid off just before Christmas in 2017. Tanya was a nursing home administrator, seeking a change in her career. Together they decided to take a chance on a dream and change their lives.
After an intense 6 weeks of planning, they decided on the location and created Tantrick Brewing Co. With the help of many friends and family members, Tantrick Brewing Co opened in July 2018 in Allegan, MI. Tantrick quickly gained a reputation for quality beer and a clean, friendly atmosphere.
Patrick tirelessly brewed triple batches on his 1 barrel system to keep all the taps full and the beer flowing for the first few months until he installed a 3 barrel system, which he brews on today. His Dad, David, is his volunteer assistant brewer. Tanya left her career to work at Tantrick full time in October 2018 with a focus on managing the taproom, events and sales. Patrick and Tanya ran the brewery with the help of a few volunteers, the support and love of their friends and families, and a very loyal group of satisfied customers. They hired their first part time employee in April 2019.
In October 2020, Tantrick purchased 2 buildings in Downtown Allegan. 243 Hubbard St for a taproom/ restaurant and 134 Water St for production. Tantrick has recently partnered with their friends Alex and Sylene from Food Motivated to provide a variety of comfort foods for your dining pleasure!
Our Brand and Logo
The word Tantrick is simply a combination of the names Tanya and Patrick, but it means so much more than that.
Tantric literally means woven together, and represents a closeness achieved by deliberately combining multiple aspects of something to create a meaningful experience. This is commonly used to describe sex, and Tantric Sex is a way to describe 2 people combining their mind, body and soul for an intense bonding experience.
Our process of brewing can relate to this definition, as well. The thoughtful and loving combination of our hops, yeast, grain and water create an intimate experience for our customers. Our goal is to create beer for people to love.
The Tantrick logo, a profile of a naked woman from behind holding up a beer as if she is making an offering to her god, was inspired by a stained glass piece made by Patrick’s late grandfather, John Overloop. Tanya named her “The Other Woman” and she became the centerpiece of the taproom as the subject of the large mural. She is depicted as a visionary, holding the water and hops, overlooking the fields of grain and contemplating how to weave them together into something special. She is the muse of Tantrick and included in the glassware, coasters and most of the merchandise