John has been an educator over the better part of the last two decades, having been a teacher and administrator most recently at St. Johnsbury Academy. As a chemist and fluent German speaker, John began homebrewing after living in Germany in the mid-1990s. John would later go on to live with his family in Germany and Austria for seven years, where he became thoroughly beguiled by the balanced traditional and creative modern beers of Central Europe. In and out of brewhouses on the continent and here at home, John has spent a great deal of time employing his scientific training to produce the technical lagers and hybrid styles of Central Europe as well as ales inspired by those of rural Belgium and France.
Hope to see you there!