Mark Costa is an award-winning homebrewer capturing many BJCP sanctioned awards from brewing competitions held across the United States. He also holds Cicerone Certifications. Mark has ten years of combined homebrewing and commercial brewing experience. Prior to acting on fulfilling his dream of opening his own brewery, Mark had a successful career in digital advertising for over ten years. In his various roles within the digital advertising world, Mark built, managed and led essential teams supporting the growth of the companies he worked for. In 2019, Mark decided to leave his career in digital advertising and pursue a career in craft beer. He took a full time production position at a well-respected New Jersey Craft Brewery. His intentions were to cut his teeth in the commercial industry prior to opening his own brewery. His experiences have proven to be invaluable.
Outside of the brewery, Mark can be found on a soccer field coaching high school soccer, riding around town in his classic truck with his dog Jersey and wife Katie, having Sunday Dinner at his Grandma's in nearby Nutley or out back in his garage watching sports.
Neil Levine brings over 30 years of finance and marketing experience to the Company. He started his career as a CPA and moved into a finance role at a major pharmaceutical company. After a series of increasingly responsible positions, Neil moved into marketing, leading a number of iconic and successful brands in the pharmaceutical and biotech space. He comes to his interest in craft beer from many family vacations in Vermont as well as the increasing quantity of craft breweries in the area. He is in the process of expanding his knowledge through hands on experience, actively pursing his Cicerone certifications and has also received a certification in Beer Essentials from Cornell.
Outside of the brewery, Neil is often on the golf course, riding his Peloton, in his backyard barbecuing for friends and family or just simply hanging out. Neil's passion for beer is only matched by his passion for wine, as evidenced by the size of his wine refrigerator...