1. Jeremy Wirtes, Triple Crossing Brewing Company
Jeremy, was raised by homebrewers and acquired a love for beer after living in Germany for three years. Jeremy has immersed himself in what it takes to make great craft beer, and can be found on any given day constantly tweaking his recipes in the pursuit of perfection. In late 2012 he partnered up with Adam, a fellow home brewer, and Scott an avid beer lover to begin work on planning Triple Crossing Brewing Co.
2. Ryan Worthington, Parkway Brewing Co
Brew Master Ryan Worthington knows beer. Ryan has been brewing since he was 19, and was winning awards within 4 years.
3. Kevin O’Leary, Ardent Craft Ales
After moving to Richmond in 2010, Kevin O’Leary met Tom and Paul and joined the brewing co-op from which Ardent was born.
4. Steve Gibbs (center), C’ville-ian Brewing Company
Steve started C’ville-ian Brewing Company in his garage during the summer of 2013. Motivated to create delicious beer using local ingredients, the C’Ville-ian Brewing Company is set to be Charlottesville’s smallest brewery.
5. Neil McCanon (right), Young Veterans Brewing Company
Neil has a degree in Brewing Science from Siebel Institute and The Doemans Academy. Before attending Siebel, Neil actively pursued homebrewing and also worked as an apprentice at O’Connor Brewing Co. in Norfolk, VA.
6. Jeremy Kirby, Sunken City Brewing Company
Sunken City Brewing Company is lucky enough to be home to the talents of Jeremy Kirby, renowned brewmaster and musical enthusiast.
7. Starr Hill Brewery
After several years of apprenticing with other master brewers, Mark was ready to begin crafting beer using his own recipes. He found the perfect spot in Charlottesville, VA, and Starr Hill was born.
8. Geoff Logan, AleWerks Brewing Company
Geoff Logan toured the East Coast with his band, playing in many restaurants and bars, bringing a mix of pop and rock music to the crowds. He produced a musical recipe that pleased the listener. Today, he’s supplying the other side of the bar, creating a blend of hops and yeast that tempt the palate.
9. Dave Warwick(left), Three Notch’d Brewing Company
Dave Warwick has worked in the beer industry since 1997 with jobs in almost every aspect of the business, and after operating four highly successful breweries, Dave has become a versatile, well-rounded brewer with a library of market proven recipes.
10. Matt Rose, Forge Brew Works
Forge Brew Works is a labor of love for brewer Matt Rose. As a Craft Brewery, Matt is focused on quality and small batches.
11. Will Landry, Chaos Mountain Brewing, Chaos Mountain Brewing
A definitive example of the effect craft beer can have on a sane individual. With a wife, two young children and a steady job in the accounting industry Will had such a love of craft beer that he decided to attend the American Brewers Guild craft brewers program. So much for the accounting job.
12. Jake Endres, Crooked Run Brewing
At the brewery, Jake Endres produces small batches of special American and Belgian style ales that you can purchase by the glass at the brewery bar. The brewery is located in historic Market Station in Leesburg.
13. Kevin Bills, Corcoran Brewing Co.
Kevin has designed over 25 different beers, some of which he changes up with the seasons. On “quiet” days in the brewhouse you will find him sweating to the oldies (classic heavy metal oldies, that is) while grueling over the mash, boil, and constant cleaning.
14. Scott Young(left), Mad Horse Brew Pub
Scott developed a passion for micro-brews after living in Oregon for four years and upon coming to Virginia was disappointed with the lack of micro-brew options in the northern Virginia area.
15. Adam Woodson, The Damascus Brewery
From simple beginnings Adam Woodson began growing his own hops and brewing countless batches of homebrew to completely refine recipes and develop some new ones, which eventually led to starting his own brewery.
16. Roger Knoell, Barnhouse Brewery
Roger Knoell’s focus is on brewing good, easy-drinking beers with less emphasis on using odd ingredients. Instead he looks to foster “local” in all aspects of brewing and business.
17. Mike Killelea, Center of the Universe Brewing
As the leader of the COTU brew team, Mike strives to make the highest quality beer through the use of premium ingredients and advanced brewing techniques.
18. Andy Rathmann, St. George Brewing Company
When it comes to beer, Andy considers himself a purist. He ‘likes doing things the traditional way.’ It shows in his beers. Whatever it took to introduce Andy Rathmann to brewing and eventually to St. George Brewing Company was a good thing indeed.
19. Drew Stephenson (center), Pleasure House Brewing
We all love beer, right? But this guy loves beer- brewing it, drinking it, researching it, thinking about it, hearing about it. An historian and prolific homebrewer, he credits his brewing awards to the influence of The Brewing Network and the Seven Cities Brewing club.
20. Bo, Heritage Brewing Co.; VA
Bo, nicknamed Bojangles, is the head brewer at Heritage Brewing Co. His favorite place to have a beer is on the couch.
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