Two Roads Brewing Company was founded in 2012 by four friends who dreamed for years of starting a craft brewery. We foster a “road less traveled” philosophy in the beers we make and how we make them. In that spirit, Phil Markowski, our award-winning Brewmaster and 27 year craft beer veteran has created an extensive lineup that takes a unique twist on classic beer styles. Two Roads was named one of the ten best breweries in America by Paste Magazine and has won many awards including gold for Belgian Lambic style Ale in 2016 at the Great American Beer Festival.
Two Roads isn’t just the logo on our brewery building, it’s our philosophy. Life always seems to offer up two ways to go. It just so happens, we prefer the one less taken and having some fun along the way – in our lives, our careers and especially for our beers! Now our “road less traveled” philosophy is being brought to life in the beers that we create and how we create them.
Brad’s own road in life took a detour on the road less traveled when after getting a college degree, he immediately decided that working on an offshore drilling ship in Southeast Asia would be a better way to launch into life. He later got his MBA degree at Kellogg and then spent time in the corporate world at Johnson & Johnson and Unilever— but he quickly learned that beer was a lot more fun and interesting. Brad’s career in beer most recently included being the Chief Marketing Officer at the Pabst Brewing Company until 2010, where he lead the success of brands like PBR, Lone Star and Primo, among others. Prior to that, he worked on marketing for Rolling Rock. If ever there was somebody with beer in his veins, it’s Brad. And of course we don’t mean that literally!
Master Brewer Phil Markowski comes from an engineering background. After dabbling in home brewing and winning a few competitions back in the 1980’s Phil made the bright decision to go into the craft beer world as a career. A long career at various breweries has led to dozens of medals from the GABF and WBC, along with many other medals at regional and international competitions. Phil also wrote the book on Farmhouse Ales, literally, and is thrilled to be in his dream job: working with friends to create a brewery from scratch with state-of-the-art equipment.
After starting his career working as an engineer in the F18 radar lab at McDonnell Douglas, Clem quickly took a left turn and got on a more fulfilling road that led to a career in beer (and happiness). In addition to having a brewing degree from the Siebel Institute of Technology, Clem’s beer experience includes marketing at Labatt USA on the Rolling Rock and Labatt brands where he developed a line of craft beers. He also headed marketing and sales at New England Brewing Company, worked as a Marketing Director at E. & J. Gallo Winery, and was a consultant to Pabst Brewing Company on their new craft portfolio introductions.
Peter spent the last nine years as CFO and Project Financial Manager at a large regional shipyard in Connecticut. While there he coordinated the construction of a 280-foot motor-yacht, the largest luxury yacht ever built in America. Ironically, early in his career, Peter took the road less traveled, working his way up the ladder to foreman on an offshore drilling ship in Angola. How that translated into an MBA is worth ponder, but Peter did go and get one from Harvard which he now uses to win games of “Liar’s Poker” and calculate cost per mile in his 2004 Ford Explorer. He makes sure the other three guys don’t give away too much beer to friends.
Director of Brewing Operations
John grew up in Stratford but spent much of his early career in Philadelphia, PA where he mastered the art and science of brewing great beer. He is now finally back home and living the dream at Two Roads.
He hopes to one day drive the Two Roads float in the Stratford 4th of July Parade.
Hey, careful man, there's a beverage here!
Brewing Project Coordinator & Training Manager
Truly love helping to make all of the fantastic beers at Two Roads, and being able to watch co-workers faces when I make them drink off-flavor beer under the guise of "sensory training".
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius Whelp, guess I'm unemployed then. Sorry Mom.
Favorite Two Roads beers- Lil Heaven/Urban Funk
Beer is proof that God loves us- Ben Franklin
Shift Brewing Operations Manager
"When I can't solve a problem, I leave it for Steve."
Manager of Brewing Quality & Innovation
Lead Shift Brewer
Lead Shift Brewer
Lead Shift Brewer
Raw Materials Worker
I like beer and beer likes me.
After more than a decade I realized that playing music and looking at spreadsheets in the service of distributing the tools with which to produce it are two vastly different tasks. One really fun; the other not so much. In considering that producing things for people to enjoy is as enjoyable as enjoying the things people produce to be consumed for enjoyment I decided I should enjoy what I do every day. So...here I am.
Kaleb is a Long Island native who came across the sound for a woman, and found a brewery. He fell in love with craft beer and began home-brewing many years ago. Now he is making his passion a reality and loving every minute of it! Prost, Slanche and all the rest!
Raw Materials Worker
Director of Sales
Likes: Flowers and beer
Dislikes: Bacon and mean people
Favorite Two Roads beer: Ol’ Factory Pils
Region Manager for the Connecticut / Vermont Region
Huge Yankees fans
Favorite color- blue
Lucky number- six
Fav Two Roads Beer- Honeyspot Road
Regional Manager- NY/NJ/DE
Likes: American Soccer, Pro Wrestling, Bababooey
Fun Fact: John used to work for MTV in Times Square
Also is the brains behind @beertography on Twitter and Instagram
New Haven County, CT Sales Manager
Born and raised in NH
Sacred heart University grad (micro-biology)
Likes: The Outdoors, Hockey, Beer & Black Coffee.
Favorite beer quote "Beer is like music, it all depends on what mood you're in" -Ryan Crowley
Senior Manager - Consumer Events
Sales Manager- Brooklyn/Lower Manhattan
From Westport, CT. Professional musician, 3 time National AHA gold medal winning homebrewer, BJCP National beer judge, beer writer, former professional brewer. Loves great lagers as well as ales.
Associate Marketing Manager - Area Two Experimental Brewing
Enjoys biographies, inventions and the lore of Nikola Tesla. Rock n roll is pretty radical.
Regional Manager - Mid-Atlantic
Lee likes eating and shrugging ... and beer.
Likes- hockey and beer
Dislikes- traffic and shaving
Favorite Two Roads beer- the one that sits in front of me
Territory Manager- Western Connecticut
Likes: Boston Red Sox
Dislikes: Actual socks
Hobby: Olympic Weightlifting
Favorite Two Roads Beer(s): Road 2 Ruin and Ol' Factory Pils
Senior Marketing Manager
Western MA, Litchfield County, CT- Sales Manager
Western New York- Sales Manager
Sales Manager- Rhode Island/SE Massachusetts
Sales Manager- Colorado
New Hampshire Sales Manager
Philadelphia and Eastern PA Sales Manager
Sales Manager Long Island/Queens
Loves: My dogs, cookouts, and Phil Collins
Likes: Punk Rock, Baseball, Genesis
Dislikes: Stubbing my toe, Doing laundry, Phil Collins on the Tarzan Soundtrack
Hobbies: Collecting vinyl, Collecting obscure horror films, Traveling long distances to eat food
Favorite Two Roads beer: Lil Heaven
Sales Manager Northern/Central NJ
Likes: Playing golf and drinking beer, followed by a night session of Fortnite… Take the Road Less Traveled and don’t land Tilted Towers
My dog is pretty awesome
Favorite Two Roads beer: Two Juicy
CT Sales Manager
John is a Certified Cicerone® and grew up in Stratford, CT
He likes: soccer, food, well-made beverages, and warm weather
His favorite Two Roads beer: No Limits or Lil Heaven
Social Media And Communications Marketing Associate
Former Jerry Springer tribe member. Avid kayaker and board game player. Lover of all dogs.
Favorite Two Roads Beer - Honeyspot Road
Ohio Sales Manager
Likes: Baseball, Football, Beer, Running, Dogs, Concerts, Tacos and Netflix.
Favorite Two Roads beer: Lil’ Heaven
Sales Manager, Western PA
Joshua is a Michigan native and a Certified Sommelier working in the beer world.
He's a long-suffering Detroit Lions fan.
Loves: live music, BBQ and a huge history buff.
My favorite Two Roads beer: Lil’ Heaven.
Sales Manager - Southeastern CT
The Red Sox were Joe’s true first love. Also loves the Patriots.
Believes that the best thing about beer is the people you drink it with.
Still thinks Santa’s Real.
“Feed me Bacon, pour me beer and I’ll be your best friend for life.”
Sales Manager - NY Capital Region
Western Ohio/Kentucky Sales Manager
The basketball great Michael middle name “Air” Jordan and my mother share a birthday, so I like to pretend he is my father in some non-skill absorbent way.
My favorite thing in life: cereal, specifically Captain Crunch. Horatio Magellan Crunch is a grain eating adventurer much as myself. And it doesn’t cut the roof of your mouth, that’s slander and libel spread by soft cereal.
If I was a beer I would be retailed at 5.99 a six pack and have the aroma of barely millennial with the taste of avocado toast.
Manhattan & Brooklyn Off-Premise Sales Manager
I’ve been selling beer since before my student loans kicked in. I love the Pats, the B’s, the C’s, the Sox, and Taco Bell. I’m a huge fan of dogs and old school hip hop and rock n roll. I'm a big time hater of cats and new hip hop and rock n roll.
My favorite Two Roads beer is Espressway.
My favorite Two Roads seasonal is Road Jam
Sales Operations Coordinator
Virginia Sales Manager
Sales Manager - Central/Northeast CT
Passionate about craft beer, outdoor enthusiast, soccer mom and animal lover, just trying to fill the world with as much love and positivity as possible.
New England Regional Manager
Beer makes me dance. So does a slice of New Haven pizza and my dog.
Facility Maintenance Manager
Building Maintenance Tech
The dinosaurs didn’t have beer. Now look how that turned out…
Jose "Papo" Castro
Angel "Chupi" Sanchez
Forklift Driver/Order Picker
Director of Logistics and Customer Service
I love beer. I’m a competitive homebrewer and have won some awards, so I’m kind of a big deal. Being a part of Two Roads is a dream realized. Now on to the next! Aside from that I’m a big sports fan, I like to stay active, and I’m a pretty good cook. Favorite Two Roads Beer: Rye 95
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
Favorite Beer: Cruise Control
Supply Chain Manager
Quinnipiac University Grad. Spongebob Enthusiast. My first name is spelled the same forwards and backwards. I ran the 3rd fastest mile in my 4th grade gym class.
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”
Junior Control Systems Engineer
Systems Developer/Brewhouse Maintenance
Brewing Supply Chain Manager
Logistics and Operations Associate
Brew Planning Manager
I have 7 years of brewing experience and a year and half running a bottle line. American Brewer’s Guild Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering program graduate. In some of my former lives, I worked in Quality Control Labs for almost 10 years, with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Chemistry minor, and taught High School sciences, with a master’s degree in Secondary Education. Home brewer for more than 10 years. I also enjoy road and trail running, hiking, mountain biking and almost anything, without a motor, in the snow.
My favorite Two Roads beer is Worker’s Comp.
Director of Quality Assurance
Good Samaritan, washed up college athlete, expert napper, and avid fisherman. Know any good places to fish?…LMK. Constantly in search of the wildest of yeast.
Favorite Two Roads Beer: Urban Funk
Sensory Program Manager
Tea, beer, and coffee.
Bakes peculiar cookies.
Bitter, sour – yum
Favorite Two Roads Beer: Persian Lime Gose + Urban Funk
Packaging Quality Assurance Technician
Temptingly Hoppy. Plenty of Bite.
BJCP beer judge, homebrewer, member of CT Pink Boots Society.
Enjoys bold beers that aren’t afraid to push the boundaries including bitter IPA’s, and complex barrel aged stouts and sours.
Senior Manager - Taproom Operations
All-time favorite Two Roads beer: Worker's Comp Saison
Tasting Room Manager
What I love: Family, baseball and craft beer.
The only angels in Los Angeles are in heaven, and they're looking down on the Dodgers -Tommy Lasorda
Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination Vin Scully
Tasting Room Operations Assistant
Tour Guide / Bartender / Co. Store
Company Store Associate
Tour Guide / Bartender / Co. Store
Manager of Area Two Production
My favorite Two Roads beer is Road 2 Ruin. I like fishing, tattoos and the NJ Devils. I don't like all the questions Frank asks me everyday or the singing and dancing that I have to put a stop to
Tasting Room Guide
Tasting Room Guide
Tasting Room Guide