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ABOUT US

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When we set our sights on a taproom & brewery in Kimberly, the Birch Street Center location deemed itself so harmonious. Long before Gordy's, Shopko's, and Kmart, when Kimberly was a young, growing, and emerging community, the Kimberly Mill drove its existence. The Birch Street Center housed the long-time presence of Eiting’s Grocery store, with close supporting retail businesses such as Van Thull's Bakery. Talk to anyone, and they have memories or know of parents and grandparents that have been to Eiting’s or have had the ultimate triple chocolate donut from Van Thull's. There was hustle and bustle in downtown Kimberly with multiple small businesses. The Birch Street Center strives to bring that connection back to Kimberly.

Timber Tap is the last phase of development for the Birch Street Center to complement Timber Lounge event & gathering place, il Bar Coffeehouse & Bistro, Peters' Boyz Texas BBQ, and Platinum Aesthetics bringing together these Kimberly family-owned businesses, each independently owned but all supporting each other.

The Timber Tap partners bring along a background in architectural work and construction. We approached the design with a vision: a modern, slightly industrial taproom with a Pacific Northwest character. The space is warm, inviting, and invigorating. Composed of a mix of wood, glass, and brick, showcasing a perfectly executed space, sure to captivate and make you want to stay (the good beer helps too!). The result of Timber Tap is a materially rich bar that feels part workshop, part living room - a place for friends, community, and togetherness.

The taproom has a total of 30 taps and features drafts brewed in-house at our on site brewery as well as other guest brewery beers and seltzers. 

Occupying 1,200 square feet of the Birch Street Center, the ever-rotating array of tap beers take center stage

Come join us to drink fine beer and make new friends by bringing the community together!

TIMBER TAP PARTNERS

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Paul & Jane Driessen

Introducing Jane and Paul Driessen, a dynamic couple deeply rooted in the Kimberly community. Settling in Kimberly in 1988, they have proudly raised their three children, Chelsey, Isiah, and Jordan, and continue to find joy in family life. Jane and Paul are passionate contributors to their community, bringing their expertise and dedication to various endeavors in Kimberly.

 

Paul is the proud owner and operator of Timber Innovations, a construction remodeling and architectural woodworking business in Kimberly, which celebrates its 28th year of success. With over 40 years of experience as a master craftsman woodworker and carpenter, Paul's expertise and skill have left an indelible mark on numerous projects - including the Timber Tap. From the beautifully crafted woodwork to the thoughtfully curated ambiance, Paul’s dedication and skill have played a vital role in creating the brewery's inviting atmosphere.

 

Jane has dedicated 23 years of her career to the Kimberly Area School District, currently serving as the lead secretary at Mapleview Intermediate. Her exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail extend beyond her work, as she also manages the Timber Lounge event space in Kimberly. Jane's creative spirit thrives through quilting, crafting, decorating, and various artistic endeavors.

 

Jane and Paul's love for the outdoors, including hiking, biking, camping, and snowsports, keeps them active and connected to nature. They are also avid food enthusiasts, enjoying cooking and exploring new culinary experiences. Their love for travel takes them on adventures that range from outdoor escapades to exploring cities, trying new restaurants, and visiting local breweries.

 

Jane and Paul Driessen's dedication to their craft, commitment to community service, and their vibrant contributions to Kimberly make them integral members of the Timber Tap and Birch Street Center family. Come and experience their warm hospitality and enjoy the incredible spaces they have created.

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Jordan & Hillary Driessen

With deep roots in the community, Jordan was born and raised in Kimberly, while Hillary now calls it home after growing up in Wisconsin Rapids.

 

As a military veteran, Jordan knows the importance of dedication and hard work, which he brings to his role as co-owner at Timber Tap. With his carpentry skills and unwavering dedication, Jordan helped transform the brewery's design into a tangible reality, pouring countless hours of craftsmanship and expertise into bringing the vision to life. Hillary, with her background in hospitality, event planning and marketing, is the perfect complement to Jordan's expertise, making sure every guest who walks through the door feels welcomed and at home.

 

With their three beloved dogs, Franklin, Alfie & Max, by their side and their new son Ronin in tow, Jordan and Hillary have poured their hearts into making Timber Tap a warm and inviting place for all. They share a deep love for craft beer, good food, and creating community.

 

When they're not busy running the brewery, Jordan and Hillary love to explore the great outdoors, whether it's hiking, camping, or traveling to new destinations. They're also music lovers and foodies, always on the hunt for the latest and greatest local spots to try.

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Ian & Elena Olson

Meet Ian and Elena Olson, who bring their unique talents and love for craft beer to Timber Tap. Born and raised in Sheboygan, WI, they've built a remarkable journey together as high school sweethearts and partners in life.

 

In 2013, Ian's career path led them to the Fox Valley when he joined Timber Innovations as a carpenter and architectural woodworker. Ian's exceptional craftsmanship and eye for design have played a pivotal role in creating the brewery's inviting and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere. From the carefully crafted wooden accents to the thoughtfully curated space, his dedication and skill can be seen and felt throughout the space.

 

Elena works in healthcare as a compassionate medical assistant, driven by her passion for helping others. 

 

The Olsons enjoy spending quality time with their son, Noah, and their two adorable dogs, Stella and Porter. They enjoy travel adventures and road trips. Exploring local breweries along the way has become a cherished tradition, always bringing home a collection of brewery merch that reflects their support for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Craft cocktails and brews are high on their list of favorites, and they delight in sharing specialty small plates like charcuterie with friends and family. They also enjoy camping trips and cozy movie nights as a family.

 

Ian and Elena's unwavering commitment to quality, their love for community, and their passion for supporting local artisans and entrepreneurs make them an integral part of the Timber Tap family. 

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Paul & Carol Romenesko

Paul and Carol Romenesko, the talented brewers behind the captivating flavors at Timber Tap, bring their passion for brewing to every pint. Lifelong residents of Kimberly, they have deep roots in the community and a genuine love for their craft.

Their journey into brewing began in 1992 when they first dabbled in homebrewing using malt extracts. Over the years, their hobby grew, and in 2020, they took the leap and purchased a 1/2 bbl (15 gal) all-grain brewing system. Brewing quickly became more than just a hobby; it became a shared adventure they could embark on together. Their basement brewery, affectionately named Durdy Laundry Brewing, as it eventually took over their laundry room.

In 2022, Paul and Carol retired from their respective careers, and their expertise and passion merged with the Timber Tap team to establish the Taproom & Brewery. Their commitment to excellence in brewing is evident in their journey to expand their knowledge, having completed the esteemed Concise Course of Brewing Technology from the Siebel Institute in Chicago. As proud members of the American Homebrewers Association and the Brewers Association, they continue to embrace the ever-evolving world of craft beer.

Beyond their brewing endeavors, Paul and Carol find joy in spending time with their friends and family. They often explore the scenic beauty of the region by riding their bikes, discovering new trails, and appreciating the simple pleasures that nature offers. Of course, they still find time to indulge in the craft beer they so passionately create, relishing in the diverse flavors and innovative styles that the brewing community has to offer.

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