Meet the Team
In 2015, three Maryland terrapins had a vision to start a brewery in their home state. Since then, the vision has become a reality, and the team has grown. Meet the Crooked Crab Family:
Adam Osborn - Jedi (Brew) Master
Crooked Crab's Head Brewer Adam hails from the swamps of New Jersey by way of Central California, where he graduated from the UC Davis Master Brewers Program. He honed his craft across the Chesapeake Bay at another popular Maryland brewery before stepping into his current role at the Crab. When not brewing he can be found riding a skateboard, eating trail mix in the woods, or out cruising on his motorcycle.
Favorite Beers: Juicy Pale Ales, Wood-aged Sours, Brown Ales, Blue Ribbon-winning American Lagers
Spirit Animal: That Sea Turtle from Finding Nemo
Earl Holman - CCBC GM
An avid home brewer turned beer professional, Earl is the master of Crooked Crab's taproom. A self professed beer geek, Earl has over 4845 unique check ins on Untappd at the time of this writing. Aside from being our GM, Earl's also our resident MG (master golfer), and QB for the Crooked Crab football team.
Favorite Beers: IPA/Double IPA, Imperial Stouts, Sours
Spirit Animal: Old Bay crusted Blue Crab wearing a Terps Jersey
Dan Messeca - Beer Money Manager
Dan's a smart guy and great with numbers, so he manages Crooked Crab's beer money. For the record, he is also a professional financial planner. When not crunching numbers, Dan loves playing guitar, running around with his dog Blueberry, and marrying people as an ordained minister.
Favorite Beers: Dan likes his beers how he likes his music... Funky
Spirit Animal: Snapping Turtle
Alex Josephs - Marketing Crustacean
Alex has been a beer enthusiast since experiencing his first keg of "natty" at the University of Maryland. Thankfully his appreciation has evolved a bit since then. Alex is a digital marketing and website extraordinaire, is responsible for the very page you're reading now! When not staring red-eyed at a computer screen, playing guitar with Dan, rock climbing, and vegetable gardening.
Favorite Beers: Coffee Stouts, Saisons, Kettle Sours
Spirit Animal: Emperor Penguin
Rachael Hildebrand - Taproom Manager
Our taproom manager and bartending superstar, Rachael hails from the deserts of Las Vegas. Rachael is a Mexican food connoisseur, avid coffee drinker and long time beer enthusiast. When she's not busy slinging beers at the taproom, Rachael loves cooking, visiting lighthouses, and napping with her cat.
Favorite Beers: Stouts, Sours, and Margaritas
Spirit Animal: Suburban Tigers