Who We Are

Joe Ploof

Founder/Brewer/Marketing and Sales

Dad, husband, friend, adventurer, former teacher, professional brewer.

Brian Cox

Founder/Brewer/Brewery Operations

A middle southern boy who left a career in steel. He found his life and wife in beer.

Scott Stauffer

Chief Operations Officer

Scott is a passionate beer lover and master keg washer. Before becoming COO at Hanging Hills Brewing Company, he spent 27 years at Aetna Inc in various management positions including sales support, financial management, and business development. He is also currently the COO at the C.M. Smith Agency in Hartford, CT.

Poppy Brewdog


Endearing and lovable...but a little needy...you'll fall in love with her just like we did. Watch out for surprise kisses and the mach 5 tail wag!

Wheeler Brewdog


A dog's dog...Wheeler will chill with you and eat all your scraps...looking for that elusive open door, and freedom!