Aaron grew up idolizing rock stars who did splits in the air, wrestlers who had long hair, and P.I.’s who were most debonair. He takes these balls-to-the-wall influences and carries them over into his greatest passion: brewing the best damn beer humanly possible. Oak barrels turn him on – the marriage of spirit soaked wood and beer is something magical to him. Aaron is deeply passionate about working with fresh fruits, spices, home roasting coffee’s from around the world, and going the extra mile to create truly world-class beers.
Aaron’s highly rated collaboration beer (“Rock, Stock, and Barrel”) with Greg Noonan’s Vermont Pub and Brewery was served at the world famous 2017 Vermont Brewers Festival. He’s won competitions, competed in the finals of the National Homebrew Competition, written feature articles for BYO magazine, made educational videos with tens of thousands of views, founded Vermont’s experimental homebrew crew, is a Cicerone Certified Beer Server, BJCP judge in-training, Education Director for the Green Mountain Mashers, a pioneer of the Mega BIAB brewing technique, and much much more.
Right now, is a Vermont homebrewery … tomorrow … well, you never know.
BIG NEWS! Aaron is a finalist in Vermont’s 2018 Make the Cut Homebrew competition! He will be brewing a pilot batch of his “Tropical Graffiti”, a Catharina-style sour, at 14th Star Brewery in St Albans Vermont!