George Thornton is the co-founder of The Homebrewer: North Park (2012), a supply store and resource center for homebrewers, and Home Brewing Co. (2014), a craft brewery and tasting room.
George began brewing beer as a hobby in 2002, at the behest of his older sister. The path from hobby to career began in grad school, while working at a local supply store.
The Homebrewer opened its doors in February of 2012. The customer experience and variety of workshops/classes make The Homebrewer unique. The shop has quickly become a favorite among local and visiting homebrewers.
George is an instructor for the SDSU Business of Craft Beer Certificate Program, a Certified Cicerone® (Sommelier for beer), and a Certified Beer Judge (coolest weekend activity ever). He is currently preparing for his second attempt at the Master Cicerone.
He has a BA in History from UCSD, and a MA in History from SDSU.