Our Story

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse started in July 2010 and is the oldest brewery in Loveland.  We specialize in German-inspired beers both traditional and historical styles.  Our beers are named and inspired by the famous German writers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.  With over 250 stories we pride ourselves in not only telling you a fairy tales but also a story about a beer.  So stop on by and let us share something with you today.


Aaron Heaton

Vice President/Co-Founder

Aaron Heaton-  Vice President/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.



Favorite Beer: Pilsner

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.

Favorite Beer: IPA

Laura Pilato

Head Brewmaster

Laura Pilato is a Fort Collins native.  Laura started with Grimm Brothers in the taproom.  But her homebrewing skills and work ethic quickly moved her to the brewhouse.  She has been the head brewer since 2015.

Favorite Beer: Kolsch

Scott Smith

Head of Marketing

Scott Smith is the Marketing Magician.  Scott joined Grimm Brothers in the taproom and has moved into the head sales position.  He is the man when it comes to events. Oingo bongo.

Favorite Beer: Beer in Hand

Abe Pilato

Head of Sales

Abe, a Colorado native, grew up in Fort Collins.
As an avid home-brewer and BJCP certified judge, he won a number of home brew awards before joining Grimm. Abe works in the software industry on the side while leading the Grimm Brothers Sales Team. He is a Colorado sports fan, enjoys traveling throughout Colorado and the Globe. Always open to meeting people and getting to know their story. Visit the taproom, have a pint with Abe and many of the other Grimm staff.

Favorite Beer: IPA

Guy McConnell

Taproom Manager and Jack of All Trades

Guy is our taproom manager, brewer, and salesman.

Guy started homebrewing in Alabama in 1990 and moved to Loveland in 1998. He began volunteering at Grimm Brothers in 2011 and, after spending 30 years in the high tech industry, came to work here in 2014. He is a big Alabama Crimson Tide fan and loves College Football in general. Come down to the Taproom to hoist a pint and talk a little football with him.

Favorite Beer: Little Red Cap

Morgen Harrington

CFO / Grimm Reaper

Morgen is a Colorado native. Graduated CSU with a degree in Biology. Morgen, besides running her own brewery lab business on the side, handles finances and lab testing for quality control.

Favorite Beer: Depends on the Season!