Member Profiles

Brewers Association member profiles. See who contributes to the creation of American craft beer, from bottling line technicians to brewers and CEOs.

Ryan Soroka

Brewery: 8th Wonder Brewery

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am co-founder and hype man at 8th Wonder Brewery [in Houston, Texas]. I handle marketing, branding, communications, …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am co-founder and hype man at 8th Wonder Brewery [in Houston, Texas]. I handle marketing, branding, communications, …More

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Jose Herrera

Brewery: Islamorada Beer Company

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I currently work in sales, marketing, distributor relations, event management, and business development [at Islamorada Beer Company in …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I currently work in sales, marketing, distributor relations, event management, and business development [at Islamorada Beer Company in …More

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Jeremy Kirby

Brewery: Sunken City Brewing Co.

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am brewmaster at Sunken City Brewing Company in Hardy, Va.  I got started in the brewing industry …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am brewmaster at Sunken City Brewing Company in Hardy, Va.  I got started in the brewing industry …More

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Mary McGinn

Brewery: Orlando Brewing

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I wear a few hats at Orlando Brewing, but I’d generalize my position as beer liaison. When I …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I wear a few hats at Orlando Brewing, but I’d generalize my position as beer liaison. When I …More

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Todd Franklin

Brewery: Sugar Creek Brewing Co.

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m the brewmaster at Sugar Creek Brewing Co. in Charlotte, N.C. I started brewing 19 years ago in …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m the brewmaster at Sugar Creek Brewing Co. in Charlotte, N.C. I started brewing 19 years ago in …More

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Christopher Leonard

Brewery: Heavy Seas Beer

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am the brewmaster for Heavy Seas [in Baltimore, Md.]. I got into the beer industry in 1997 …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am the brewmaster for Heavy Seas [in Baltimore, Md.]. I got into the beer industry in 1997 …More

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Margaret Akin

Brewery: Benchmark Brewing Co.

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am a partner and co-founder at our family-owned and -operated brewery [Benchmark Brewing Co. in San Diego, …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am a partner and co-founder at our family-owned and -operated brewery [Benchmark Brewing Co. in San Diego, …More

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Greg Mills

Brewery: Sleeping Lady Brewing Co.

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m head brewer [at Sleeping Lady Brewing Co. in Anchorage, Alaska.] I got started in the industry a …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m head brewer [at Sleeping Lady Brewing Co. in Anchorage, Alaska.] I got started in the industry a …More

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Tom Schaeffer

Brewery: Black Cloister Brewing Co.

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am co-founder, CEO, and president of Black Cloister Brewing Company [in Toledo, Ohio]. I founded the local …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am co-founder, CEO, and president of Black Cloister Brewing Company [in Toledo, Ohio]. I founded the local …More

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Brian Carl

Brewery: Benchmark Brewing Co.

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m a brewer [at Benchmark Brewing Co. in San Diego, Calif.]. I started in craft brewing by homebrewing …More

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m a brewer [at Benchmark Brewing Co. in San Diego, Calif.]. I started in craft brewing by homebrewing …More

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The Brewers Association would like to recognize all who contribute to the creation of American craft beer, from bottling line technicians to brewers and CEOs. Submit your profile today!