Shared Interest Leads to New Friendships at Saint John’s

Shared Interest Leads to New Friendships

What do a physician from Brookfield, a public policy analyst from Door County and a banker from Menomonee Falls have in common other than they and their wives moved to the North Tower in 2020? A love of beer! Well, they certainly landed in the right neighborhood – there are 4 microbreweries within a mile of Saint John’s. Alan Hilgeman, Sam Carmen and Erik Moeser began meeting last summer on Tuesday afternoons for a stroll and a refreshment.

Alan soon discovered he had a floormate with similar interest, Leonard Goldstein, retired Chairman and CEO of Miller Brewing. It took a bit of arm twisting to convince Leonard other beers might be worth trying, but in the interest of camaraderie, he agreed to join them – once! Now that the word is out, the group has grown to include Jim Friauf, Paul Halverson, Richard Schreiner and occasionally Randy Lindert and Dennis Sheahan. And they’re not just walking anymore. Richard, an inveterate eastsider, has introduced the troupe to public transportation extending their tastings to the Third Ward and Riverwest. Cheers!