Crew

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    Conor

    Founder/Owner
    “Chief Beer Philosopher”
    After leaving a job he did not find satisfying and taking a trip around the world (see The Poor Man’s Jet-Setters), Conor found his passion to be equal parts artfully crafted beer, inspiring stories, and refreshing experiences. From the day the words “Half Full Brewery” were jotted down in a notebook, Conor has pursued turning his passion into a reality.

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    Jennifer

    “Chief Beer Artist”

    Jen doesn't do the whole “test the waters” deal, she jumps right in. After several career paths did not prove to be inspiring, Jen decided to head off to the Siebel Institute to learn how to brew, having never brewed before (though her grandfather was a brewer). Nearly 15 years later we are beyond privileged to have her.


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    Jordan

    “Chief Beer Organizer”

    After college Jordan spent four years at two of New York's largest ad-agencies, which proved to be unfulfilling. His path to Half Full was charted via a five-month Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail and three months in Southeast Asia. A run on a cold February morning, several beers, a hand full of interviews and a fair bit of persuasion later he hopped on board and has never looked back.
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    Jon

    “Chief Beer Scientist”

    Jon’s from Minnesota. Barley and cheese soup, ice fishing, jean jackets, you bet’cha. How’d he end up in CT? Jon’s path to Half Full started at Yale and was fueled by the New Haven beer scene. After a two year stint doing Cancer research at Yale New Haven Jon decided to hand in his lab coat for a pair of brewing boots and headed on over to the Half Full Brewery.
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    Laura

    "Assistant Beer Artist"

    Laura's smart. Jen and Jon are constantly making her do "computer" things because "she's so good at it!". Laura came to us from Conor's alma mater Notre Dame. On any given day you can find her washing kegs, doing lab work, brewing, or any other of the 1,000,000 things it takes to actually run a brewery.


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    Charlotte

    Marketing & Operations Coordinator
    Charlotte unofficially joined the Half Full Crew in the Summer of 2013 as our Marketing and Events Intern. From the second she left for her Senior year at St. Lawrence University we knew that we needed to get her back, and we did! Charlotte has her hands on everything Half Full, from billing and inventory to marketing and social media strategy.
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    Brad

    Relationship Manager

    Brad hails from the beautiful town of Litchfield, CT and joined Half Full in the Summer of 2014. As a newly minted Relationship Manager Brad is tasked with spreading the philosophy of Half Full Brewery to anybody and everybody that will listen. Prerequisites for the position (which Brad had) include the nickname Maverick, the ability to do a standing backflip, and a strong grasp of conversational Spanish.
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    Tom

    Tasting Room Entertainer & Tour Guide
    Tom signs his emails "Cool Runnings". It doesn't get much more optimistic than that. If you visit Half Full on a weekend chances are you'll get to chatting; ask him about his time spent "living" in Brooklyn. You won't be disappointed. Tom first came to Half Full as a customer and we are beyond excited that he has decided to join our Crew; his outgoing personality and sense of optimism fit right in!

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    Kayla

    Tasting Room Entertainer & Tour Guide
    For quite some time it seemed like Kayla was here EVERY Saturday. Why is that? Well, it's not because she doesn't have other things to do (she does) or because she really likes beer. It's because she loves everything Half Full! (And dates Jon, our brewer). While Jon's brewing, Kayla's only logical move is to hop over to the Tasting Room and pour some beers. She's joined us just in time; this place is starting to get busy!
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    Lindsay

    “Chief Beer Brander”
    From the mouth of Conor to the sentence that follows: “Lindsay knows how to articulate the vision for Half Full 10X better than I do.” And we are happy she does. She was also chiefly responsible for pushing Conor to pursue his passion and open a business that stands for something more. Now, only if we could pry her away from that full time corporate gig ☺
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    Pounce

    "Brew Dog"
    Pounce is a happy dog. You would be happy too if you had people feeding and petting you all day! If you're lucky enough to catch Pounce on a Saturday make sure to give her a belly rub, she will be eternally grateful, and will proceed to follow you around all day!