Beer is the oldest recorded recipe in the world. The ancient Egyptians first documented the brewing process on papyrus scrolls around 5,000 B.C.Read more +
Kelly got his start in the brewing industry in 1990 at Karl Strauss Breweries in San Diego, where he worked in the brewery and restaurant through college. In 1994, he designed and built the 7BBL Eagle Brewing Company in his hometown of Mukilteo WA, and brewed for the 15BBL Glacier Peak Brewing Co/ Flying Pig Brewery in nearby Everett. In 1995 he became Head Brewer and General Manager at Whidbey Island Brewing Company of Langley, WA, overseeing brewery production and expansion to Seattle and North County markets. In 1996 Kelly left Whidbey Island to work with Pyramid Breweries in their Special Events/Marketing department, and was on the training staff that opened the Pyramid facility in Berkeley, CA later that year. In 1998, Kelly moved to New York, where he eventually became Head Brewer at the Heartland Brewery pub chain. In 2002 he designed, built, and brewed at the Heartland facility in Brooklyn, where he oversees a yearly production of 20,000 kegs of beer.
Sam received a B.S. in Food Science and Technology, Fermentation Science option, in 2002 from Oregon State University. He gained valuable experience as an Assistant Brewer in the Ram Breweries through out the Pacific Northwest from 2004-2005, and did two years as Brewer at Pyramid Breweries in Portland, Oregon before joining our team in Brooklyn in august of 2007, where he is now Head Brewer.