"Business is all about relationships...how well you build them determines how well they build your business"
A friendship is where this business started, in 2002 Dan & Lisa's friendship began. Dan, a long time chef & Lisa an avid beer drinker and home brewer. Together they started working towards a dream. They would brew together on weekends and dream up pairings to go with their beer. As their friendship grew so did their dreams. They made many trips to Vermont breweries to do a little market research, because as we all know you don't know beer and food unless you've explored your options. After years of chasing their dreams they became a reality. In 2014 Dan and Lisa opened Skyline Hop Shop. After 18 months in business, Dan & Lisa were ready to grow; with that they became Skyline Trading Company. In October 2016 Skyline Trading Company opened it's doors in downtown Westfield offering fresh local pretzels, pizza and of course beer!
Dan Osella - Executive Chef & Owner
Dan has been in the food industry for over 20 years, he grew up in Westfield and even throughout his years of traveling around New England for work his heart has always remained here in Western Mass. He attended Westfield Vocational High School which is where his career began. He attained his Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University. Dan has worked for many hotels & country clubs throughout New England over the past 20 years. During his employment at a country club in Rhode Island Dan developed a close working relationship with local farmers that provided many ingredients for the constantly changing menus. This experience strongly effected Dan's outlook on our menu - fresh local ingredients wherever possible. Dan works hard to bake all of our bread and pretzels fresh daily and he is the person responsible for the magic that is our menu. His dedication and passion for good food shines through in all that he does. Stop by today and experience what you've been missing!
Lisa Pac - Brewmaster & Owner
Lisa has been a home brewer since 2005, and as any home brewer knows practice makes perfect. After much trial and error she has developed a set of recipes that are delicious yet simple enough for even a first time brewer. She works with new customers to get them started on the right foot and works with long time brewers to troubleshoot and perfect their brews. Lisa 's passion for the beer industry as a whole is exemplified every time she interacts with her customers. Her introductory brewing classes are the perfect way to get started in the hobby. Her love for beer is something that anyone can see in her work. Stop by today enjoy a cold one and start brewing better beer than you can buy at the store!