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 wearer of all hats Crooked Crab. A self professed beer geek, Earl has over 10000 unique check ins on Untappd at the time of this update. 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, Crispy Lagers
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 - Crustacean Director
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 strategy and website extraordinaire, and is responsible for the very page you're reading now! When not staring red-eyed at a computer screen, Alex is playing guitar with Dan, rock climbing, and vegetable gardening.
Favorite Beers: Coffee Stouts, Saisons, Crispy Bois
Spirit Animal: Emperor Penguin
Taylor Palmer - Taproom Manager
From realtor to beer tender, Taylor is now flexing her claws as Crooked Crab taproom manager! Taylor hails from the deserts of Illinois, and when she's not busy slinging beers at the taproom, she can be found baking, giving her doggies all the belly rubs, destroying everyone elses outputs on the Peloton, and reading Harry Potter.
Favorite Beers: Belgians, IPAs & Monster Energy Drinks
Spirit Animal: Penguin
Jake Cook - Lead Brewer
Jake, previously of Snake Farm drives a mean forklift, and brews a mean beer. Hailing from the always sunny Pittsburgh, when he's not savoring an IC Light he can be found working out or losing at fantasy football. Batman fanboy: 10/10. Photoshop skills: 6/10.
Favorite Beers: all forms of IPA, Marzen, Iron City Light
Spirit Animal: Sled Dog
Ron - Cheer Delivery
Bicep curling beer kegs by day and strong-man-pulling the sleigh by night (who needs reindeer?), Ron delivers the good stuff year round. The laugh and beard are real by the way.
Favorite Beers: High Joltage Coffee Stout and more High Joltage Coffee Stout
Spirit Animal: Santa Claus
Matt - Pizza Chief
Matt started his culinary journey at the age of 14 in the dish pit of Ledo's. He then cut his teeth at a local wine bar before deciding to make the move to the big city learning new techniques involving fermentation, curing, and pickling alongside some of the best chefs in the city. After an assortment of parking violations, he decided it was time to move back home and begin a new project with new (and some old) friends.
Favorite Beers: New England and West Coast IPAs and the occasional Gansett
Spirit Animal: The Almighty Baltimore Oriole