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.
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 keg. 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 love my job because of all the new beer recipes I get to explore and the large variety of local ingredients I can 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.