We spend our lives in search of beers made in breweries just down the street or on the other side of the world, that are well-crafted and good examples of either their style or what we think excellent beer should be.
Our customers are the reason we exist and you should expect to be treated like you are important to us! We carry boxes to cars, make great eye contact, genuinely care how your day is going. We promise that you'll always have an awesome experience at any Craft Beer Cellar.
All beer geeks in all of our stores are, at minimum, either Cicerone Certified Beer Servers or BJCP Recognized Judges, and many go on to obtain higher certifications. Rest assured that we have studied & researched every single beer in all of our stores, before we made a decision to put it on the shelf.
Often times called "the people whisperer", I have spent my life in some of the underworlds of human interactions. For 16 years, I studied my way across the country at various and sundry universities and could always be found at Some Restaurant, USA. There is actually not one single job in a restaurant that I haven't held, even for a short period of time. Excellent beer is the center and focus of my universe. I spend my days not taking myself too seriously while surrounded by hundreds of beer, some good. I was born in Arkansas, hold degrees in both Liberal Arts and Conflict Transformation, and have special-people-negotiation-jedi-mind-trick-trance abilities. As of July 2017, we have 33 stores open, 4 in-planning and our flagship store in Belmont, MA is about to turn seven! #MadLuv
On a daily basis, I work tirelessly with brewers, brewery representatives, distributors, and importers to get the scoop on what, when and how much, both for my store in Belmont, MA, but for the all the Craft Beer Cellar stores, across the country! I cut my teeth in the 'back of the house' of the restaurant world and met Suzanne at a crazy little restaurant and music club across town, where we had a ton of fun, got our butts kicked and decided that we loved good beer as much as we loved food & people. I also wrangled nachos and baseball fans at Beer Works in Fenway and had the great pleasure of working with amazing restaurateurs, like Jody Adams. When not at CBC chatting about or ordering beer, you can find me researching beer and food, teaching an event or on the road, delivering beer or traveling to a Craft Beer Cellar; everything I do, I do for good beer! I grew up in Up State New York and have a passion for life, love and all things consumable. I hold degrees in both Culinary and Restaurant Management from Newbury College and Le Cordon Bleu.