Pete, a native of upstate New York, began his brewing career at a brewpub in Virginia. After working with the storied Brickskeller and Capitol City Brewing, Pete attended Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland for his Diploma in Brewing and Distilling. After, he became Head Brewer of Capitol City's Capitol Hill location, then spent time at Old Dominion and Gordon Biersch. He worked the last five years as an allied trade sales manager for Hopunion, LLC managing eastern North America. Pete’s time away from the brewery is spent with his wife Ellen, an Ohio native, their son and dog, Otis.