Borderlands Brewing Company was started in 2010 by two close friends, Michael Mallozzi and Myles Stone.
Both Mike and Myles have been avid brewers for many years, but they started Borderlands after being involved in careers far outside of the brewing industry. Michael obtained a PhD in Microbiology, and does research on disease-causing bacteria at the University of Arizona. Myles is a medical student (also at the U of A), and is working towards his long-time goal of becoming a family physician (amended to family physician/brewer).
Mike and Myles met Blake Collins shortly after starting the Borderlands Brewing Company. Blake is one of Tucson’s most respected homebrewers, and also has a wealth of professional brewing experience. Blake acted as an unofficial adviser to the brewery for several months before Mike and Myles asked him to join Borderlands as the head brewer (it wasn’t a long conversation).
Borderlands is located in Tucson Warehouse Arts District in a building that was built in the early 1900s, and is the former home of Tooley and Sons Produce Company.