I actually didn’t start off with intentions of brewing beer for a profession. In fact, brewing came to me after I left the US military, when I started brewing it at home. I found myself loving it so much, I took up a job at a brewery washing kegs. Over the years, I learned more and more about the art of brewing beer. I started my brewing career at Glacier Brewhouse in Anchorage, AK, US, where I worked for 5 years while attending brewing school.
I moved to India to start The Pump House in October 2017 to further my career as a brewer. I loved my job because of all the new beer recipes I got to explore and the large variety of local ingredients I could experiment with. My passion for flavorful beer has led me to believe in the magic of natural ingredients, so while I have no problem with them, I try to stay away from using enzymes, additives or any kind of artificial flavoring.
Scott Joined our team in February of 2020. We are thrilled to have him as the latest member of the Barrel Oak family!
Founding & Consulting Brewer
Originally from Massachusetts, I started working in a volunteer role at a brewery in Martha’s Vineyard and received on the job training from an experienced veteran brewer. Several years later, working up the ranks, I became a head brewer. After working in breweries for several years, I attended the Siegel Institute of Technology studying brewing technology, and furthered my understanding in brewing theory, styles, and developing my palate. I am also a level 2 certified Cicerone. J am the founding brewer at Barrel Oak and also partner and brewer at Altered Suds Brewery in Warrenton, VA. My favorite beer is Rodenbach Grand Cru, a Flemish style red ale.