President + Founder
Born in Sicily to an entrepreneurial family of olive-oil producers and vintners, Rosemarie emigrated to the United States at 10 years old. After earning degrees from Penn State and Moore College of Art, she taught English and worked as a professional photographer before her entry into the world of beer when she co-founded Dock Street in 1985. Rosemarie attributes much of her love and passion for high quality and innovative beers to her family's artisanal background. She is considered an early pioneer and one of the first women in the (still) male-dominated Craft Beer Movement.
Marilyn joined us in 2010 and has a hand in almost every facet of the company. While her title is VP, Marilyn is a rare intellectual fource and coordinates brewing operations and sales, navigates the red tape of bureaucracy, organizes the Annual Dock Street Music Fest and is a Founding Partner of Dock Street Brewing Co.'s sister company, Dock Street Spirits. She's also an intrepid diner, a food + drink tinkerer, and a traveler. Just remember: Marilyn has as many hours in her day as you do.
Mark grew up in York, PA and moved to Philly in 2010 to get a degree in film Temple University. The same thing that drew him to film-making - having an outlet for creative expression - is ultimately what attracted him to brewing, which he considers an equally effective vehicle. He fell in love with craft beer, particularly IPAs, stouts, and sours, (although as Mark points out, beggars can't be choosers) as soon as he turned 21 (not a day sooner of course) and started home brewing in college. He brewed once or twice a week for the better part of a year and read every book about the craft he could get his hands on, and joined the brewing team at Dock Street soon thereafter.
PJ started crafting pizzas here at Dock Street back in 2009, and now heads up our kitchen, churning out countless perfectly-topped pies each evening. With little more than an effortless and artful flip of his wrist, which by now is equal parts talent and instinct, he's earned the respect of the staff and pizza devotees alike. He developed a love for cooking at a young age, and by eighteen, his career was already underway. When he's not at Dock Street (yes, such a time does exist!) his hobbies are being a family man, sports, and music.
Marketing, Events and Business Development
Renata works on marketing, business development, copy and social media strategy here at Dock Street, as well as helping plan events such as weddings, brewery tours, tattoo parties and more. Prior, she worked as Head of Sales. She's obsessed with the Rye IPA, and Prisoner of Hell is a close second.
Her writing has been published in Boston Globe, Paper, The Phoenix, Billy Penn and Bustle, and she waxes cynical at UntouchableBlog.com. She recently started wearing (faux) leather pants as a lifestyle choice, and it's going pretty well.
This Philly native studied Fine Arts in school, and now (luckily for all of us) he dedicates his life to the fine art of brewing alchemy. He got his start as a packager at Hangar 24 in Cali, working his way up to cellar/lab technician, brewer, and R+D brewer, all the while homebrewing and reading up on the craft. His faves are French Farmhouse and Brett beers, but when it comes to fermentation, he doesn't discriminate; he makes his own kimchi, kombucha and kefir, and he also loves foraging for edibles with his family; he and his wife are teaching their two young sons the importance of a healthy life and the joys of hiking.
As a Philly native, Justin has been exploring craft beer ever since he could purchase a pint. And when he and some friends started brewing beer together after college, it became something of an obsession. That obsession led him straight to Dock Street where he found a rowdy group of misfits and fit in perfectly: too weird to live, too rare to die. Now you'll find him dropping into bars, restaurants, and distributors with all the best Dock Street has to offer. When he's not at the brewery you can find him biking around Philly, brewing in his backyard, and exploring the great outdoors (a beer garden) with his dog and girlfriend.
Lead Bartender, Dock Street Cannery
With roots in Oaxaca and Mexico City, Daniel draws a lot of inspiration from the sense of magic and the culinary traditions of his heritage. His bartending career started at a dive bar in his hometown of Half Moon Bay, CA, and before long, he ended up at nationally-recognized craft cocktail spot 15 Romolo in San Francisco. (Call him the Drake of the bartending world.) He's new to Philadelphia, and now that he's settling in over at the Cannery, he's looking forward to working with a whole new set of ingredients local to the East Coast, as well as the community aspects of a neighborhood bar with a history like Dock Street's.
Larry came to Philadelphia from Central NJ for school and ended up, as one does, sticking around. Dining at Dock Street was one of his first bar experiences (we're willing to believe that...) and he immediately recognized the brewpub's reflection of the local counterculture and our commitment to delicious food and drink. His first job in the industry was as a bar-back at Belgian Café, a gig that required him to get familiar with a roster of 300 different beers, and sparked a lifelong curiosity with beer styles, flavors, and pairings. Off-duty, Larry enjoys cycling, exploring Philly's amazing park system and volunteering with an environmental justice nonprofit, which prepared him to kick Dock Street's transition to green energy into gear.
Brewpub Assistant Manager
We snatched new-to-Philadelphia beer dude pretty much as soon as he got here; he just arrived from another famously beer-centric city: Asheville, North Carolina, where he worked as a manager at that city's premier craft beer bar, Thirsty Monk Pub and Brewery. He credits Thirsty Monk for his vast beer knowledge, and his appreciation for IPAs, his favorite style. In his free time, Matt can be found road cycling around the city, relaxing in Fairmount Park, and sipping any tasty beer he can get his hands on.
BRIAN "TAYLOR" TAYLOR
Brewery Tour Guide
Taylor moved to West Philly about three years ago from Delco, and might not ever leave this westerly neighborhood again. His love of craft beer comes from being a homebrewer: capturing a local identity, culture, and horticulture, and distilling it into delicious, sudsy brews. His favorite beers tend to be saisons, but at the same time, he'll try anything once.When he's not working, he's usually reading old-school spy novels, watching professional wrestling, or cheering on the Eagles.
Moonlighting Brewery Tour Guide
Emma is a West Philly local by way of upstate New York. She landed in Philadelphia for the dynamic art scene - she's a ceramicist, with a studio in Old City - and quickly fell in love with the outstanding local beer scene. She led brewery tours here for almost a year, while also working as an artist, making art in her studio, or lounging in one of the many coffee shops around the neighborhood. Emma is now pursuing her passion as a ceramic artist, but she still pops up on occasion as a tour guide!
Rich has been in the food and beverage industry for over ten years, starting as a server at Iron Hill Brewery. It was also there that he started developing a taste for craft beer, a passion that he sharpened with beer and wine classes at The Wine School and elsewhere. Rich now lives in Fishtown, has a preference for pale ales (and he wouldn't turn down a porter, either) and is coming to a bar, restaurant, or distributor near you to spread the good word about Dock Street.