Our story starts with a boy who fell in love with beer.

Owner Aaron Rzeznik was a junior at Michigan State University studying Landscape Architecture when he took a trip that ended up changing his life. In 2008, while studying abroad in Europe, Aaron found himself drafting and sketching his way through Germany, England and Austria, and of course, sampling beer. From London to Berlin, he tasted countless local brews that crafted his passion and thirst for craft beer. He ventured back to Michigan; bought a brewing kit, brewed one terrible batch of beer, and knew he discovered something he loved to do.

Our other owner, Kristin Rzeznik, discovered her passion for craft beer after meeting Aaron in the design school at MSU. Their love started brewing after Aaron accidentally spilled his pint of beer on her on their second date. Instantly, she was hooked –not only to Aaron but also to craft beer.

Drafting Table Brewing Company quickly became Aaron and Kristin’s dream. While starting careers as a professional landscape architect and interior designer, they still desired to open a brewery to call their own. It was this passion that drove Aaron to switch career paths and become a Professional Brewer, turning his dream into a reality.

From the very beginning, Aaron’s hometown of Wixom, Michigan was the ideal location for the Drafting Table. With a walk-able downtown area, variety of restaurants and close proximity to subdivisions with sidewalks and bike paths, these elements were most important. Since Drafting Table does not serve food, the goal is to encourage patrons to bring food from their favorite local dining spots or order from the various food trucks that visit.

Kristin’s work with interior design created an interior appeal that offers a warm atmosphere and showcases places they’ve traveled and experienced along the way. What makes for a guests’ pleasant experience is a bar top made from a mix of live-edge black walnut wood and concrete, hand-crafted tables, and brick walls, incorporating as many natural features and warm tones as possible. Mug Club members’ mugs and wall art of drafting tools, blue prints and Aaron’s Europe sketches are displayed on a drafting table top wall. A dartboard, drink rail and board game area are included, as well as a tradition German “Stammtisch” area available upon reserve. Raising a glass with strangers is strongly encouraged.

Flagship brews like Rezolute IPA and seasonal favorites like Hefeweizen occupy the 12-16 beers available on tap along with 2 hard ciders. Part of Aaron’s early childhood was spent living in Germany, which has influenced the European beers as others have a twist of west coast style, which makes for a drier and more aggressive hop aroma and flavored beer.

Drafting Table Brewing Company

Drafting Table Brewery is located at 49438 Pontiac Trail in Downtown Wixom. For more information, “like” us on Facebook, visit draftingtablebeer.com or call 248-956-7279

A note from Aaron and Kristin: We would like to thank our families, friends, supporters, the City of Wixom, the Downtown Development Authority and all of you, our loyal followers for helping make Drafting Table a destination brewery. We hope to see you at the pub soon. Cheers!

Our Team

Aaron | Co-owner + Head Brewer

:: FAVORITE DRAFTING TABLE BEER ::
Professional Pils

:: INTERESTS ::
Skiing, golfing, running, soccer, and beer

:: SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME ::
I’ve ran 9 marathons including the Boston Marathon in 2014. My PR is 2hrs and 56 minutes.

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Kristin | Co-owner + General Manager

:: FAVORITE DRAFTING TABLE BEER ::
My favorite beers are any of our hazy IPA’s: Mosiac Waves, Render, and Grunge Phaze

:: INTERESTS ::
In the summer I love being in the sun by a lake, ocean, or river. I also enjoy kayaking and golfing. In the winter I enjoy downhill skiing and sitting by a fire with a beer and my dog, Barley.

:: SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME ::
I played softball, volleyball, tennis, and basketball throughout high school.

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Amber | Pub Manager

:: FAVORITE DRAFTING TABLE BEER ::
My favorite DT beer is any variation of Tarty Slip.

:: INTERESTS ::
I like long walks to the brewery and napping.

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Mark | Brewer

:: FAVORITE DRAFTING TABLE BEER ::
My favorite DT beer is Professional Pils. I drink it more than any other beer hands down.

:: INTERESTS ::
In my free time I like to cook and hang out with my wife.

:: SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME ::
When I was younger I used to be a rave DJ.

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Amber (aka AK2) | Bartender

:: FAVORITE DRAFTING TABLE BEER ::
Professional Pilsner (definitely my go to beer!)

:: INTERESTS ::
I simply love the outdoors. I love to camp, kayak and go four wheeling.

:: SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME ::
I was born in upstate New York. Although I am a huge Michigan fan (Go Blue!), I always cheer for my home team Syracuse (Go Orange!)

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Meg | Shift Leader

:: FAVORITE DRAFTING TABLE BEER ::
Rezolute will always be one of my all-time favorite beers, but I’m quite partial to the Tarty Slip series and Coffee with a Blonde, too.

:: LIKES ::
Unicorns. Cats. Glitter. Corgis. Japanese stuff.

:: SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME ::

I have a twin…. And I am also a very good liar =]

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Henry | Bartender

:: FAVORITE DRAFTING TABLE BEER ::
Simon Saaz Czech Pilsner

:: INTERESTS ::
I run a small (very small) IT company, amateur drone pilot, Elvis Presley enthusiast.

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Matt | Bartender 

:: FAVORITE DRAFTING TABLE BEER ::
Palatable (or from the core lineup: Cranberry Tarty Slip)

:: INTERESTS ::
Playing games of all kinds—anything from table-top games and trivia to ice hockey and darts

:: SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME ::
I am a multi-vocational minister and have dreams of living in a simple small house on a 1-2 acre sustainable farm growing food for my family and neighbors.

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Katelyn | Bartender 

:: FAVORITE DRAFTING TABLE BEER ::
Witty Yank, but if Coffee with a blonde is on tap that’s my go to!

:: INTERESTS ::
In my free time, in the warmer months I am either running, kayaking, or camping, in the winter I am hibernating, and hanging out with my two doggies!

:: SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ME ::
Something most people don’t know about me is that I am obsessed with lighthouses, and have a bucket list to see all of them around the Great Lakes.

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