Scott Fergusson, Founder
Our founder had the idea that craft beer is first and foremost exceptionally high quality, and that the company culture of great craft beer should reflect that.
Scott was born and raised in Indiana. Between studying Engineering at Trine University and earning an MBA from Notre Dame, Indiana is home for him. The name Chapman’s honors John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), and placing the brewery in the beautiful lakes region of Steuben County was a part of the plan to bring the best beer to the Midwest.
When he isn't promoting who we are or raising capital for us to expand, he's working for a truly impressive company out of New York that acquired the software company he co-founded. He'll send us pictures of the beers he tries from around the country, always with a note stating, "this isn't as good as Englishman.”
Married for over 18 years “to a fundamentally better person than I am" and raising two boys, Scott also stays busy with Dulcius Vineyards, the Fergusson family’s vineyard in Noble County.