Botticelli Blonde . . . Gothic Golden . . . Surreal Stout . . . Neo-Impressionist IPA . . .
beer as art
Meet our brewer . . .
Brewer Chris Davidson has taken a long and winding road to get to the Gallery Brewery here in Portland, MI. Born in Massachusetts, with time spent in New Jersey, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania, Chris came to Lansing, Michigan in 2015 to be closer to his wife’s family. He was an avid home brewer who had been honing his craft for almost ten years.
After careers in architecture, community service, and nonprofits, the move to Michigan brought with it a new opportunity to start the career in beer he had been working towards for so long. Before joining the Gallery Brewery in the summer of 2017, he had spent time as a bartender and a draft beer service technician. What Chris likes best about brewing is the constant learning and the pursuit of perfection. "With brewing, there is always opportunity to improve; whether that means making a better product or simply finding a better way to get the job done."
Outside of brewing and drinking beer, Chris loves spending time with his wife, Jan, and son, Jack. He enjoys watching sports, playing board games, and fooling around on the guitar.