Our Story

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse was founded by avid homebrewers captivated by the rich tradition of European beers. They knew that the long history of beer production in Germany and surrounding areas would give them plenty of tales to share with their customers.  Inspired by the stories collected By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, they have crafted their beers to tell not only the story of Craft Brewing, but the harrowing and dark tales handed down through the generations.

Aaron Heaton

Business Manager/Co-Founder

Aaron Heaton-  Business Manager/Co-Founder

Aaron is a native Coloradoan from Brighton and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Economics.

Aaron’s obsession with beer started in 2001 when he immersed himself in the craft world as well as homebrewing. He graduated from American Brewers Guild in 2006, has been a beer judge for BJCP since 2007, became a Certified Beer Server in 2013 and is an active member of Liquid Poets and Weizguys homebrew clubs.

Known as the “beer geek” for Grimm Brothers, Aaron is usually found in the tap room and beer festivals and is always down on beer chatter.


Don Chapman


Don, a Colorado native, grew up on the western slope.

Don graduated with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. After working as an engineer for 7 years and brewing on the side, Don decided it would be more fun to brew full time and do engineering on the side.

After meeting Aaron through home brewing, Don decided to take the plunge and follow his passion of beer.

Russell Fruits

Vice President (Sales and Marketing)

Russell grew up in Wyoming and Graduated from the University of Wyoming.

As a foodie he always loved exploring food and drink. He got lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to help start a craft brewery.  Russell is the resident Beer Evangelist, spreading the gospel of great craft beer far and wide.  He’s usually found out visiting accounts and running events far and wide.

Favorite Beer: Barley wines and Bourbon