Dick Stevens and his son Ryan co-founded the Elevator Brewing Company in 1999 and the Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus in 2000, when all the stars aligned just right and a brewer and a location became available simultaneously. Ryan’s untimely death on 3/31/2003 resulted in the passing of the torch to Dad to carry on.
To honor his life and his affinity for diving at a young age, the Ryan Stevens Fund for Life was established. His flair for “air guitar” and his renowned Burrito Bago are also reflected in the Fund’s logo.
An initial fundraiser was held to kick off the Fund, and it is sustained by the generous, ongoing contributions from Ryan and Dick’s friends. All proceed from the brewery tours are specifically earmarked for the Fund also.
Donations can be made to The Columbus Foundation.*
*(Please reference the Ryan Stevens Fund for Life.)