Andy – City Coordinator & Beer Guide
Andy is the City Coordinator for Boston Brew Tours. He has been a professional enabler for 3 years now. He has been working in the tourism industry in Boston for nearly 10 years and had a background in theatre and education. Andy likes his beer strong, dark, and malty! In his off time, you can catch him hanging with Cletus the beagle and doing theatre shows in and around Boston.
Dan – Beer Guide
Brewer at Hopsters Custom Craft Brewery in Newton/Boston. Avid homebrewer of 6+ years. Homegrown hopper. Let’s talk beer!
Favorite Beer: Oktoberfest bier in Munich
Andrew has been a beer guide with City Brew Tours since July 2016. He is also an actor, writer, and stand-up comic who just wants people to be happy and drink beer, which seems to go hand-in-hand. Andrew resides in Boston, MA with his lovely wife Alanna and he loves drinking whatever is the weirdest beer on tap, preferably cask-conditioned.
Favorite local beers: Night Shift Harborside, Lord Hobo Consolation Prize, Jack’s Abbey Fire in the Ham, and pretty much anything that’s on cask anywhere.
Mark – Beer Guide
Mark is a lifelong New Englander. He’s never lived more than 45min outside of Boston. (Why would anyone want to?) He loves beer geeks, but he can’t stand beer snobs. If there’s anything he likes more than drinking beer, it’s talking about it, but don’t ask him what his favorite one is. That changes with the season.
Aaron S – Beer Guide
Aaron is a former professional Brewer and Cidermaker who left brewing to pursue a masters. When he’s not studying, he is talking about beer, drinking beer or home brewing.
His favorite beer is always the next one. But he prefers if the next one comes from Slumbrew, Night Shift or Mystic.
Malcolm – Beer Guide
Malcolm recently completed a Ph.D. in the History of Beer and has been brewing his own beer for over 13 years. He loves to teach about, write about, and drink beer in Boston and around the world.
Some of his favorite beers: Night Shift’s Pearl, Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine, Trillium’s Dialed In, Russian River’s Pliny the Younger, and his first favorite: Chimay Blue
Derek is an energetic and excitable person before you even get him going about beer. This Jackson Hole, Wyoming native loves all things winter and can usually be found on the slopes whenever he isn’t leading groups to local breweries.
His favorite beers include: Day of Doom from Mystic Brewery, Orbital Elevator from Burlington Beer Company, and All That Is and All That Ever Will Be from Tree House Brewing Company.
Gabi – Beer Guide
Gabi hails from Philadelphia by way of Burlington, VT where he discovered the wonders of beer. He won 1st place in American Ale in the Green Mountain Homebrewers Competition and is still bitter about getting 2nd place in Fruit Beer styles because his blood orange hefeweizen wasn’t red enough. Gabi is also a musician, music teacher, a Spanish speaker, and has two goofy dogs and a sweet little cat.
Favorite beers include: Hill Farmstead Edward, Fermentary Form’s Gestalt, Saison du Pont, and Tired Hands’ Hop Hands
Chase – Beer Guide
Chase is originally from Minnesota but recently made his way to Boston after a few years in Colorado where he earned his PhD in Chemistry. His scientific background has strengthened his passion for beer and the complex brewing process. If he is not giving tours, then he is hanging out with his 2 cats and 2 dogs. Chase can also likely be found hunting funky sour beers or the haziest IPAs in the local beer scene.
Favorite beers include: Whirlpool from Nightshift, Nitro Milk Stout from Lefthand, and La Folie from New Belgium.