Entrepreneurial Success for Spike Brewing Equipment Founder Ben Caya (BSE ’12)

Born in the basement of his college house while an engineering student, Spike Brewing Equipment Founder and President Ben Caya has grown the business into what it is today — a startup with 23 employees, a 22,000-square-foot facility in Riverwest, and impressive year-over-year revenue growth. A high-end homebrewing equipment manufacturer, Spike is also a unique asset to Milwaukee’s local breweries who use Spike’s test brewery to try new recipes before taking them to wholesale and mass production. Spike kettles, fermenters and electric brewing systems are sold and shipped throughout the United States and Canada, and the electric brewing systems sold to more than 20 countries worldwide. Photo credit: JSOnline.com