About us – Muddy Banks Brewing Company

About us

Mitch was born and raised in Stanton, MO. He spent his childhood on the Meramec River surrounded by friends and family living great and eating even better. Mitch graduated from Sullivan High School in 2012 and enlisted in the Navy shortly after. He spent 2 years as a member of the Navy Ceremonial Guard in Washington, DC and 2 years aboard the USS Lassen DDG 82 as a gas turbine technician. After 4 years and traveling halfway around the world he hastily returned to his hometown with the dream of providing the great folks of the area with a gathering place that could rival those early days on the river. He started home brewing a few years ago along with his good buddy and Co-Owner Drake and has always had a passion for food.

Drake was born and raised in Sullivan, MO and graduated from Sullivan High School in 2012. Immediately following high school he enlisted in the Marine Corps and began his adventure traveling around the world. Drake started home brewing five years ago and quickly dove into trying to brew the perfect pint of beer. Drake is currently still in the military and uses every chance he travels to explore new breweries and try new beers in the search for that perfect cold sip. Drake has a beautiful wife and two lovely daughters that put up with and help his obsession of brewing and dreams of creating a perfect place to enjoy a cold one.

Makayla grew up on the Meramec River in Sullivan, MO and graduated from Sullivan High School in 2015. Drake and Makayla married in 2015 and moved to the Crystal Coast of North Carolina where they've been living and raising their two daughters. Although they have spent the last six years in North Carolina and traveling the world they've always called Missouri home. With a passion for entrepreneurship both Drake and Makayla knew that when they moved home to Sullivan they wanted to give back to the place they call home and create a spot where the town could come together and enjoy life.