We love brewing; however, our passion doesn’t stop there. We strive to source everything locally to support our community and peers. Sometimes, as with hops, ingredients are not available locally or there may be ethical issues with an industry. In these cases, we focus entirely on quality and responsible sourcing so that our commitment to small businesses remains intact. We feel it is extremely important that when you support our local business, there is a ripple effect to other Austin/Texas businesses and farms.
In 2011 I started homebrewing with my brother, Ross, and dad, Mark. I got the bug and, after visiting a ton of breweries and hearing countless brewers gush over how much they absolutely loved their jobs, it occurred to me that I love brewing, love the culture and people, and that there was nothing really stopping me from making a career out of it.
I managed pubs in Houston during the 80’s and 90’s that featured local and regional music and imported beers. It was the best of both worlds in that I developed a taste for craft beer while making a name for myself in the music scene and bar/restaurant business. In the early 2000’s I began brewing my own beer and friends encouraged me to go professional.
Over the last two decades working in restaurants, dives, craft beer bars, brewpubs, production breweries and just about everything in between, there’s one thing I can say with certainty – The craft beer community is simply the best damn people out there. I’m proud to be a part of that community, a part of Beerburg’s story, a Cicerony Tony, a husband, and a father to three amazing little fellas. Cheers!
I moved to Austin in 2011, and quickly became an avid fan of the city’s craft beer scene. I fell in love with frequenting breweries around town, and became fascinated with learning about beer.
I decided to join the craft beer industry after meeting a Pink Boots Society member while visiting a brewery on vacation. I was inspired by our conversation and couldn’t wait to be a woman in the beer industry. Years later, and I’m still as inspired and passionate as I was on day one.
I’m excited to be at Beerburg and look forward to growing with this amazing team. Since I started here, I’ve enjoyed learning about wild craft, herbalism, permaculture, and of course…bees.
From my work as a ship mechanic and later as a server/bartender I learned to work with heavy equipment and piping and developed a love and appreciation for beer and brewing. With these skills and an eye for cleanliness, I worked my way to becoming Beerburg’s Brewer. Most importantly, I rock a mean pair of rollerblades and can do a sweet backflip on a BMX bike into the lake.