Flossmoor -- Flossmoor Station Restaraunt and Brewery announced today the acquisition of bartender, idea man, and jack of all trades, Tom Sheehan from the free agent market. As per league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"A former farm hand, engineer, and experienced bar tender, Tom brings a lot to the table," says brewmaster Matt Van Wyk. "We had an opening and the pieces just fell into place. We are excited that things worked out the way they did."
The central Illinois native is hitting .304 in 1,140 games during his major league career with Champaign. Sheehan is 14th among all active major league players with his .304 batting average and has finished in the top 10 in hitting in the National League three times during his career. He has collected 271 doubles, 121 home runs and 634 RBI during his career.
At Flossmoor, Sheehan will spearhead Brewery plans to open a craft beer store, also in downtown Flossmoor with an opening date to be determined in the future. He has opened other bars and retail outlets in the past and has a solid feel for the pulse of the craft beer scene in the U.S.
In addition to the acquisition of Sheehan and plans of future shop openings, Flossmoor Station announced yet to be determined plans for bottling their award winning beer. More details were not available at press time.
Flossmoor Station was also awarded with the title of 2006 Small Brewpub of the Year, and Small Brewpub Brewer of the year for brewmaster Matt Van Wyk at the 2006 Great American Beer Festival. Flossmoor Station is a 500-600 barrel brewpub located in Flossmoor, Illinois, USA that specializes in American Heartland Cuisine and hand-crafted, flavor forward ales and lagers.