Dan Weirback (Weyerbacher) | Founder & President
Dan was introduced to homebrewing by a friend in the mid-1980′s. Having owned or managed a small business or two over the previous 15 years, Dan thought he could combine his small business experience with the joy of brewing, and decided to launch Weyerbacher Brewing Company in 1995, with the help and encouragement of his wife Sue. Previously, Dan had co-owned a swimming pool service company, a potato chip distribution route, and had managed other small businesses between these stints. Always interested in learning more about great beer, Dan has traveled to Europe numerous times in order to explore their local brews firsthand. Several Weyerbacher brews have come out of these travels.
Joshua Lampe | Chief Operations Officer
Josh began working with Weyerbacher in 1997 doing a short stint with the company in sales, delivery, packaging and anywhere else he was needed. When he got the opportunity to follow his creative side, Josh left to work in marketing and design at Rodale. While there, he started his own marketing agency, SSMCreative where he worked with a number of different clients. Josh was brought on in 2010 to guide the Weyerbacher rebrand. Since working with Weyerbacher on the rebranding effort and subsequent marketing, Josh has become an integral part of the company. In 2015, Josh was asked to join the Weyerbacher team as COO to help guide Weyerbacher into the future. Josh and his wife Stacie live with their two dogs, Grady and Finn. He enjoys playing guitar, singing, hiking, hurling (retired) and, of course, great beer.
Barbara Lampe | Vice President
After 10 years of working with Dan on a consulting basis, Barb joined Weyerbacher as a full time employee in 2006 as VP of Finance and Administration. That means she gets to manage the accounting function and strategic planning process, develop budgets and hold us accountable so we achieve our goals. In her previous business life, she was a corporate lender for regional banks, a management consultant and very active in many local organizations such as Musikfest, Leadership Lehigh Valley, St. Luke’s Hospital and Quakertown Hospital. She serves on several boards including Ben Franklin Technology Partners Board (past chairman), LifeQuest (chairman) and Rising Tide.
When not at Weyerbacher, Barb enjoys cooking, horseback riding and drinking Weyerbacher on draft at home. She and Dick escape to Keuka Lake in upstate NY whenever they can.
Chris Wilson | Brewmaster
Chris received a B.S. in Physics in 1996 from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He later went on to complete the Master Brewers Program from UC Davis in 2003. Chris moved from sunny Southern California where he was working as a brewer at Bayhawk Ales to join the Weyerbacher Team in early 2004. In 2006, Chris was promoted to Head Brewer. Chris, with his wife Jen and young son, Charlie, live in Bethlehem, PA. He enjoys growing hot peppers in his garden, watching Atlanta Braves baseball, traveling and drinking good beer.
Chris Lampe | Production Manager
Chris received his B.A. in Anthropology and Philosophy from Juniata College. For many years, he worked as an Archeologist based in various locations throughout the U.S. including North Dakota, Vermont, South Carolina and Pennsylvania. Chris was looking for something that would combine his talents for working with his hands, his head and managing people when he started working part-time at the brewery. The brewery was a perfect fit for someone with his varied talents and work experiences, so he joined the brewery full time in 2004. When he is not at the brewery, he enjoys hiking, traveling, playing guitar, making bread and tending the garden.
Bob Fauteux | National Sales Manager
Bob came to Weyerbacher in 2008 after serving as Sales Manager at Kunda Beverage for 5-1/2 years. Bob has been in the business for 34 years and has spent time with Kunda Beverage, Woodchuck Cider and Clement Muller (19 years). He has worked on the supplier and wholesaler side of the business bringing knowledge on both sides of the business.
When he isn’t working, he enjoys travelling with his wife of 38 years, Linda, and spending time with his 2 sons, Matthew and Scott.
Matt Snyder | Lead Brewer & Pilot System Manager
A life long passion for good food inevitably led Matt to good beer. So in 2010, after 3 years of brewing at home and way too many years of retail management, he took the plunge and decided to enroll in the American Brewers Guilds “Craftbrewer’s Apprenticeship Program”. Fast forward 2 years and 28 weeks of some serious school work, Matt graduated fully qualified to work as a professional craft beer brewer. Luckily, Weyerbacher took him on as an unpaid apprentice and soon after, hired him. Since then, he’s grown with the company and moved up to Lead Brewer and Pilot System Manager, which “rules because I get to do all sorts of interesting small batch brews” (that’s a direct quote from Matt).
When he’s not brewing, Matt is usually thinking about brewing. And while he’s thinking about brewing, he loves to camp, hike, cook, read about dragons, travel, play disc golf and taxiderm animal skulls.
Mike Lubieski | Regional Sales Manager (Philadelphia)
Mike is our regional sales manager for the five-county Philadelphia region. He graduated in 2002 with a B.A. in Music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Before Weyerbacher, Mike put this degree to work as an Account Manager for Hoshino USA (Ibanez guitars), as well as teaching guitar and piano. Being a huge fan of delicious beer, coupled with his sales background and outgoing personality, made the decision to switch to the beer industry a no-brainer for Mike.
Mike was married in October 2009 to his long-time girlfriend, Katie, who owns Smak Parlour, a successful clothing boutique in Philadelphia. They call South Philly home, so you’re likely to see them out on the town with their friends at their favorite pubs. Mike loves playing guitar, watching all Philadelphia sports, gardening, working on his house and spending time with his friends trying new brews.
Andy Coulsey | Regional Sales Manager (Lehigh Valley)
Andy joined Weyerbacher as a regional sales manager in 2015. He graduated from The Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in 1995. As a classically trained chef, he worked in country clubs, four star restaurants and five diamond resorts from Hilton Head to Pittsburgh. Before he signed on with Weyerbacher, he served as a chef and trainer of knowledge based service for Wegmans Food Markets for 16 years. Andy is an active board member of the Lehigh County Technical Institute – Culinary Department. He also serves as Treasurer of The American Culinary Federation – Lehigh Valley Chapter.
When not working, Andy recharges his batteries by being outdoors. He likes biking the D&L trail, golfing near the Maryland shore and mowing the lawn with a refreshing IPA. When he gets home from work, he can be found cooking a gourmet meal with his wife then rocking his babies, twin son and daughter, to sleep.
Andy’s culinary background enhances his appreciation of craft brews. He is passionate to educate people about how quality ingredients are the basis for superior beer.
Greg “Jordie” Jordanoff | Regional Sales Manager (Western Pennsylvania and Ohio)
Jordie graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002 from Duquesne University with a BS in Business Administration and Marketing. Jordie is a beverage industry “lifer” who brings 17 years of beverage industry experience to the Weyerbacher team. He has worked extensively in all three facets of the beer business (supplier, wholesaler and retail) and has called on 4 different states, 8 major US markets, and partnered with 28 different wholesalers throughout his career. In 2013, he was named National On-Premise Sales Manager of the Year for North American Breweries and achieved level 2 Certified Cicerone® certification in May of that same year. He is very excited to have joined the Weyerbacher team in September and looks forward to selling dreams, one beer at a time.
Outside of work, Jordie sits on the Board of Directors, and is the former Vice President, of the Bulgarian National Educational and Cultural Center of Pittsburgh. The BMNECC is an 85 year old non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting the cultural values and rich traditions of the Bulgarian and Macedonian people. In addition to his board position, he has performed with their award winning music and dance ensemble, Otets Paissi, since he was 3 years old. His favorite leisure activity is drinking lots of delicious beer while watching lots of baseball, either live at PNC PARK or on his couch with his beloved basset hound Maggie. She is a huge fan of Last Chance IPA.
Ethan Sterner | Philadelphia Sales Rep
Ethan Sterner was born in Maine, but spent his childhood growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs. He attended Temple University for Photographic Journalism. During his time in college, Ethan brewed a small batch of mead for a paper he was writing and his love of fermentables took off.
After college, the craft beer scene that was beginning to emerge very much caught Ethan’s attention. After five years of working in the financial sector (thanks degree!), Ethan decided to pursue his passion of craft beer as a living. Ethan entered the industry working in the craft beer division of a greater Philadelphia wholesaler.
After three years there, Ethan made the jump to Weyerbacher in 2015 to fulfill his goal of working for an excellent craft brewery and hasn’t looked back since.
Ethan is an avid Philadelphia sports fan, has been home brewing for roughly a decade, likes the sound of rain hitting window panes and long walks on the beach to the bar.
Sean Parkhill | Philadelphia Sales Rep
Sean has 11+ years of experience in the beer industry, on both the retail and wholesale sides of the business. He joined Weyerbacher in 2016. Sean was born in Northeast Philadelphia and grew up in lower Bucks County. He is a graduate of Father Judge High School and attended Temple University, receiving a B.A. In Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Mass Media. It was during Sean’s part-time beer retail job while in college, that he discovered his love for the beer business.
From 2004 until 2009, Sean worked in the retail store of Bound Beverages in Bensalem, PA. Since Bounds was also a wholesaler for the Bucks County area at the time, Sean learned everything he could from salespeople by sitting in meetings and traveling to accounts with them to gain experience. After graduating college, Sean decided if he could not find a job in the radio industry, he would continue his path in the beer business.
In 2010, Sean joined the Warehouse Operations Department of Origlio Beverage as a floor supervisor, assisting in the management of workers during 2nd and 3rd shifts. This was a valuable experience for him, where he learned how a large Philadelphia wholesaler functions in shipping their products to retailers. In 2011, Sean joined Muller, Inc., another Philadelphia wholesaler, to begin his craft sales career. For 5-1/2 years, he sold their craft portfolio. During this time, he had the privilege of being mentored by Tom Buonanno, who taught him everything about beer sales.
In his free time, Sean is a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles & Phillies fan. His hobbies include lifting weights, and traveling to new breweries and restaurants. He also likes to enjoy time out with friends, attending concerts or sporting events.
Mike Miles | New Jersey State Sales Manager
While attending Penn State University, Mike knew he did not want to do the traditional 70 – 80 hour work week in the hotel and restaurant industry. Instead, he wanted to follow his passion and work in the beverage industry. Having started out nearly 15 years ago working at the local Budweiser distributor as a merchandiser, Mike continued his path and journey throughout the beverage industry, holding several jobs and positions along the way. Always knowing his passion and love for beer, he found himself working the last 3 years at New Jersey Beer Company as their State Sales Manager.
When not working and not competing in mud runs, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife Christine and their two children, Masen and Carlin.