Brian is a lifelong native of Pittsburgh and has been home brewing since 2011. He loves everything about beer, especially the brewing process. In his free time, he enjoys watching TV series & movies and exploring the outdoors. He also loves hearing a good yinzer accent. His favorite beers are Hill Farmstead Poetica #3, Strange Roots Concord KoelAid, Eleventh Hour Archer, and Black Project Habu.
Julie is a writer, reader, gamer, homebrewer, baker, traveler, proud geek, and community builder based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She’s also the founder of Bright and Brewtiful (www.brightandbrewtiful.com), a blog that empowers women to understand, appreciate, and create craft beer. After spending almost a decade as a nonprofit program manager, she is now bridging her passion for craft beer with her professional skills to coordinate tours in Boston, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. You can usually find her studying beer, playing games (including ones with lots of dice), or going on adventures with her family.
Favorite Beers: Ommegang Hennepin Saison, Heavy Seas Winter Storm ESB, 21st Amendment Blood Orange IPA, and anything that tastes like a campfire.
Jesse has been a hardcore advocate for the craft beer world every since turning 21. The only things that outmatch his love for beer are hockey and sloths! Jesse is relatively new to the home-brew scene, putting out his first batch in fall of 2018. Jesse’s current three favorite beers are North Country Buck Snort Stout, Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale, and Allegheny City Brewing Double Black Diamond.
Clayton, a self-described “unapologetic Yinzer”, loves all things Pittsburgh to include its amazing craft beer scene. Also an amateur home brewer he is constantly trying to better understand the art and science of making beer. Not one to stand still, you’ll find him always on the move whether it be hiking, cycling, running, kickball, or Crossfit. His favorite beers include Anderson Valley Winter Solstice, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, and Creature Comforts Koko Buni.
Dan’s appreciation of crafty American beers goes back to the days when “the” craft beer at a bar was Sierra Nevada. Since then, he’s welcomed the ever-expanding world of nationally and locally brewed beers. Dan brews his own beer with the hops he grows in his garden. Dan prefers hoppy and hazy beers and loves to pair them with his homemade Texas-style chili. Dan’s other side hustle is slinging beer for Abjuration Brewing Co. on Tuesday nights.
Jessica – Beer Guide
Good food and good company is even better with great beer; realizing that Jessica has loved learning about Beer throughout her whole life. Her uncle is a hop farmer and her childhood home was covered in a collection of vintage ‘O my Goodness O my Guinness’ posters. After studying abroad, attending Oktoberfest and breweries throughout Europe she decided it is time to dive head first into the Pittsburgh craft brew scene. Currently, Jessica is finishing up her degree in Marketing and Studio Arts. While out of class she enjoys brewing a good cup of coffee in the morning to study or paint then going to any of Pittsburgh local breweries on the weekend with Friends. Jessica is a travel nerd who loves learning more about how culture and climate shape culture and taste. Favorite Beers: Ottakringer Lager, Magic Hat Number 9, and Lagunitas Daytime Ale.