Jennifer is a Brewer and Director of Brewery Programs at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery in Massachusetts. In 2001, Jennifer was busy enjoying her favorite hobby, skiing, when she received a call from The Boston Beer Company, tapping her to join the team. Since her arrival in Boston, Jennifer's days have never been the same, with day-to-day duties including tasting Samuel Adams beers to ensure they meet high quality standards, working with the other brewers to create new and innovative recipes, and managing the many programs at the Boston Brewery. Throughout her years at Samuel Adams, Jennifer has brought her passion for brewing traditional and lost beer styles to the Boston Brewery along with her passion for barrel aging beers such as Samuel Adams Utopias and Kosmic Mother Funk.
Jennifer has always had a passion for beer and pursued an education in brewing at Doemens Academy in Munich. She thanks “the luck of the beer gods” for allowing her to do what she loves and more at Samuel Adams. As a self-proclaimed foodie and resident foodie expert at the brewery, Jennifer loves pairing Samuel Adams brews with her favorite dishes to enhance their flavors. Her favorite pairing? Her Oyster Stout, a beer you can occasionally only find at the brewery, and Wellfleet Oysters – the pairing reminds her of many summers spent on Cape Cod. Her favorite Samuel Adams brew of all-time remains Samuel Adams Boston Lager, for its balance and complexity, but she ranks Bohemian Pilsners, Weiss Biers, Marzens and Rauchbiers as her other favorite styles.
Since she started at Samuel Adams, Jennifer's hobbies have changed a bit: she is still partial to the slopes, but has added the hop fields of Southern Germany, in the Tettnang and Hallertau regions where Noble Hops are grown, to her list of favorite places to travel and enjoy a beer.