Young Chefs' Big Bets III
Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery opens.
Ron Jeffries loves beer so much that he once tried to design his own master's degree at the U-M--in beer brewing. But after one term, "I got pretty depressed at the state of the world," he says. "So I decided to devote my life to humanitarian efforts--which I think making good beer qualifies as." He quit school to become one of the first brewers at Grizzly Peak.