Voyage | Brewing up a successful retirement
The craft beer business is booming, with a new microbrewery seemingly popping up every month. But Triptych Brewing is working hard to ensure that it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. The 2 1/2-year-old microbrewery, located in Savoy, IL, is making steady progress as it establishes itself in its home area of Champaign County and slowly builds its brand to encompass a larger area.
Voyage Financial Group client Lyle Amacher is one of three partners who own and run Triptych, having turned an interest in home brewing into a stake in a budding business. Lyle, who retired in April after 15 years as a central office technician for AT&T, is passionate about making good beer, and so are his partners, head brewer Anthony Benjamin and friend Greg Altstetter.
“I like being involved in the hands-on end of it,” said Lyle, who was instrumental in the building of Triptych’s infrastructure, including a new patio that opened to the public on July 4. “I’m a hammer-and-nails kind of guy. … I got involved in this because it’s a fun hobby type of project. ”