Phil Freismuth

Phil Freismuth Horsefly Brewery

Phil Freismuth


"Hi I’m Phil Freismuth, one of the owners of Horsefly Brewing Company.  I was born and raised in Northern Indiana across the lake from Chicago.  

After some schooling at Purdue University, I decided I wanted to get off the flatlands and move closer to the mountains.  My brother lived in Fort Collins, so I moved there in 1982.  I worked in the grocery business for 10 years and that is where I met the other owner of Horsefly, my best friend and wife, Melanie. We have four children, (two school teachers and two college students) and one granddaughter.

We moved to Montrose in 1996, as I achieved my dream job of working in law enforcement.  In 2001 I began to dabble in brewing my own beer at the coaxing of a fellow officer who brewed his own.  In 2009, we opened Horsefly Brewing Company."