Meet the Team
In 2015, three Maryland terrapins had a vision to start a brewery in their home state. With the addition of a former naval submariner turned head brewer, the dream team was assembled.
Andrew Wilkes - Head Crabby
Crooked Crab's Head brewer Andrew brings a rare combination of art, science, and - most importantly - passion to the craft of brewing. A former naval nuclear submariner, Andrew has (hopefully) traded enriched uranium and the brine of the sea for hops and barley. When not brewing, Andrew can be found golfing with Earl and Dan or turning odd bits of metal into functional equipment.
Favorite Beers: Continental Lagers, Double IPAs, Sours, Dark Ales
Spirit Animal: Honey Badger
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 2700 unique check ins on Untapped 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: Ryes, Witbiers, American Pale Ales
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, Alex likes playing guitar with Dan, rock climbing, and vegetable gardening.
Favorite Beers: Coffee Stouts, Saisons, Belgian Tripels
Spirit Animal: Emperor Penguin