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 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.
I’m big into hunting and fishing,
My Favorite two roads beer is Lil Heaven
Yankees, Celtics, Bruins and Patriots fan
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
Hey, careful man, there's a beverage here!
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
Jeff Browning Jr.
I'm a second generation brewer. My first job to my present job at Two Roads has involved some aspect of the brewing process. I love the industry and I see myself working in the beer business for the rest of my life. My favorite beer is Lil' Heaven IPA. I also hate egg-salad.
The best part of my shift is the singing and dancing...Colin loves it!
I've lived two blocks from Two roads my entire life--seen from Baird factory to now.
I can't put on my left sock before my right sock. I never condition my hair.
I'm a stout man.
I love my mom.
Life is good when I can drink Lil' Heaven during a thunderstorm. I make a very nice Roasted Tomato Basil Soup. The best part of brewing at Two Roads is the singing and dancing (Colin loves it). It baffles me that we drive on parkways and park on driveways… (mind explosion)
I get funky as much as I get heavy in both music and in beer and the end result is having fun. My interests are guitar, hiking, camping, and occasionally partying with the desert creatures. I love winter time especially when I can enjoy a Route Of All Evil while I'm by a fire or out skiing. We get one life so we might as well enjoy it right?... and hey lets have a beer while we're at it!
Social Media and Communications Manager
Has an MFA in cartooning from the Center For Cartoon Studies
Fav Two Roads Beer- Hizzoner Maibock or Hexotic
She is a Certified Cicerone, Recognized BJCP Beer Judge and reviews beer in comic form @pintsandpanels
Director of Sales
Likes: Flowers and beer
Dislikes: Bacon and mean people
Favorite Two Roads beer: Ol’ Factory Pils
Associate Marketing Manager
Beer will change the world, I don't know how but it willl
Loves: My dog, the New York Giants, Fleetwood Mac, tacos, sandwiches & a cold beer to end a hard day's work
Dislikes: When socks don't match
Fav Two Roads Beer: Worker's Comp
Fav Two Roads Seasonal: Rye 95
Region Manager for the New England Region
Likes: Animals, NY Yankees, and Golf
Favorite cartoon: Home Movies
Favorite Two Roads Beer: Workers Comp Saison
Region Manager for the New York Region
Me in a Nut Shell.... Big Guy, Beard, Red Hat, Great Dane, Love Beer
Region Manager for the Connecticut / Vermont Region
Huge Yankees fans
Favorite color- blue
Lucky number- six
Fav Two Roads Beer- Honeyspot Road
Territory Manager - Mid-Atlantic
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
Southeast 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
Brand Ambassador- Eastern PA
Always do sober what you said you'd would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. ~Ernest Hemingway
Favorite Two Roads Beer: Urban Funk
Summer Favorite: Honeyspot Road
Always in My Fridge: Road 2 Ruin
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.
Sales Manager- New Haven County, CT
Enjoys biographies, inventions and the lore of Nikola Tesla. Rock n roll is pretty radical.
Territory Manager- Eastern Connecticut
Nerd at heart: video games, movies, card/board games
I don't burn easily- love golfing, softball, traveling/being outside
Favorite Two Roads: Lil Heaven Session IPA
I often travel far distances for great food/beers
I like to cellar tasty suds
I am a Penn State grad and native Philadelphian.
Likes: Beer, chocolate, Philly sports and my bernese mountain dogs Bauer and Molson
Dislikes: Soccer, bacon and coconuts
Favorite Two Roads Beers: Road 2 Ruin and Honeyspot Road White IPA
Territory Manager for MA and RI
Dislikes: Weak coffee
Fun Fact: Meghan is a Registered Dietitian
Favorite Two Roads Beer: Depends on the day
Territory Manager - Pennsylvania
Lee likes eating and shrugging ... and beer.
Sales Manager- VT/NH sales manager
Likes early mornings, Vermont's green mountains, hosting parties, black coffee, vegetables, whiskey drinks, slack lining, and attending barbecues.
Favorite Two Roads beer: Ol factory pils and Lil Heaven
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
Steven "Stacks" Southwell
Territory Manager for Upstate NY and Ontario
Loves: His wife Heather, and His Dogs Olive and Reilly.
Likes: Boston Sports, Cigars and Great Beer
Dislikes: Skinny Jeans, Asparagus and Broccoli
Favorite Two Roads Beer: The Route of All Evil
Senior Marketing Manager
Sales Manager- Maine/S. New Hampshire
Likes: My pets (most of the time), skiing, anything that involves the beach and the ocean (although unlike Austin, I burn easily), live music*, The Simpsons, dessert.
Fun Fact: I play the trombone in a 20 piece funk band called The Fogcutters.
*Unless it’s a dude in flip flops covering Sublime.
Southern New Jersey and Delaware Sales Manager
Sales Manager- Manhattan
Western MA, Litchfield County, CT- Sales Manager
Sales Manager- Hudson Valley, NY
Western New York- Sales Manager
Sales Manager- Rhode Island/SE Massachusetts
Sales Manager- Boston Metro
Sales Manager- Long Island/Queens
Sales Manager: DC, Northern VA, and MD
Sales Manager- Colorado
Ted graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Information Technology. Ted lives and breathes Volkswagen and is an avid waterman, having sailed competitively most of his life. Favorite TRB beer is Roadsmary’s Baby or Road Jam depending on the season.
Building Maintenance Tech
Jose "Papo" Castro
Angel "Chupi" Sanchez
Box Shop Supervisor
Forklift Driver/Order Picker
Warehouse Supervisor - 2nd Shift
Dave Valenza- Frost
Director of Customer Service and Logistics
Love me or hate me type of guy. If I’m not busy growing my beard, you can find me at the gym or enjoying a cold beer on a hot day.
Don’t mention the Red Sox unless you want to be harassed by my everlasting love for the Yankees.
America! Don’t Tread On Me (As paraphrased from General Christopher Gadsden not the modern day Tea Party).
Nicknames Include (But are not limited to): Joe, Joey, Joey G, Joey Grebs, Grebs, Grebalicious, Count Grebula, CoCoa Greb-les, Fruity Greb-les, Joey Toast, Tae Kwon Joe, Joe-Jitzu, Broseph Grebla, The Bro-Torious J.O.E, Joey G-Unit, Joseph Gremlins, Stone Cold Joe Grebla, @CTJoeG, JOE GREBLA THE BEER
Accountant, Marathon Runner, Hip-Hop Enthusiast, Future Jedi Master
Favorite Two Roads Beer: Route of All Evil
It’s like I’ve died and went to heaven. But then they realized it wasn’t my time yet so they sent me to a brewery.
-Peter Griffin, “Family Guy”
Operations & Logistics Associate
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.”
I like the outdoors, traveling, crossword puzzles and all things Bill Murray
Favorite Two Roads Beer: Lil’ Heaven
Likes: dogs and doughnuts
Dislikes: peanut butter
Favorite Two Roads Beer: Worker’s Stomp
Assistant Events Manager
Business Process Assistant
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”
Logistics & Operations Assistant
The dinosaurs didn’t have beer. Now look how that turned out…
Director of Quality Assurance
Has played Ultimate Frisbee in over 25 states and 10 countries. NFL Owner. Fair-weather outdoors-lover. Pickles a mean carrot.
Favorite Two Roads Beer: Road 2 Ruin
Sensory Program Manager
Tea & beer nerd, coffee enthusiast, and avid baker! In her off hours she can be found enjoying a good beer and working on new cookie recipes. Finds the variation and terroir of tea and hops fascinating.
Favorite Two Roads Beers: Conntucky Lightnin’ and Worker’s Comp
Sarah De Lorenzo
Tasting Room Manager
All-time favorite Two Roads beer: Worker's Comp Saison
Assistant Tasting Room Manager
"Life is too short to do anything but enjoy it"
Likes: My dog, beer, bourbon, and nature
Hobbies: Hiking, traveling to new places and experimenting in the kitchen
Fav Two Roads Beer- depends on the day.
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
Foodie. Future LPGA golfer. Not tall enough to be a real person. Beer is good, and stuff.
Favorite Two Roads beer: Worker's Comp Saison.
Likes: Black coffee, autumn in New England, double IPA's, Seinfeld, people watching, Cape Cod, martial arts, ZZ Top, non-fiction books, New York Yankees, brunch menus
Dislikes: Condensation, tequila, when people neglect the use of their blinkers while driving
Favorite Two Roads beer: Worker's Stomp
Shuttle Bus Driver
"Roll the windows down, turn the music up"
Hobbies: Hiking, Birding, Golfing, Cooking
Favorite Two Roads Beer- Espressway Cold Brew Coffee Stout
Tasting Room Operation Assistant