BREWER & OWNER
Years ago, Brian wanted to be the next great American novelist. Instead, he got hooked on the art and science of brewing beer. He took his BA in English and Philosophy to the American Brewers Guild, and then with diploma in hand, spent every last morsel of energy building a brewery to house his passion for brewing and engineering.
OPS & OWNER
Teresa grew up south of St. Louis, but her taste buds never aligned with the local macro lager. It took her relocating to the Bay Area in 2001 to discover great tasting beer. Meeting Brian put that beer discovery on a fast track and the rest is Novel Brewing Company history!
Heather has lived in the bay area most of her life, and the last 17 years just in Oakland. She has a background in Managing bars and Restaurants, including a few years of Managing Triple Rock Brewery in Berkeley, where she was fully immersed in the world of craft beer and its fans. She will be more than happy to explain our beers to you and help you pick out your new favorite!
The latest addition to the Novel crew, Mark Gorney, is a native San Franciscan and avowed hophead, who has resided in the East Bay since 2009. For many years, he publicized music, and now "publicizes" the artisan beer he has come to love so much, since its explosion some years ago, by placing kegs of Novel in taprooms, bars, and restaurants throughout the East Bay. When not selling beer, he occasionally writes about it and drinks it, as he spins vintage soul and reggae 45s at local spots.
Keith has lived in the Bay Area for 14 years now, mostly in Oakland and much of that in Novel Brewing Company's neighborhood. He has a background in kitchen and taproom management, including being taproom manager for Ale Industries in Oakland for two years. Keith has also been a homebrewer for over 10 years, and has experience brewing beer, mead, sake and cider. He loves to share his knowledge of beer and fermentation and will help you find the right beer for you!