Bellefonte Brewing Company plans to focus in two complementary areas. First, we are a Nano Brewery and tap room with eight regular production beers and two taps dedicated to rotational beers. Additionally, we will offer home brew supplies, brew education, and brew on premise. Our success will depend on our ability to cultivate relationships, create atmosphere, and produce a high quality product with consistency.
About the Owners:
Craig Wensell, CEO / Owner of Bellefonte Brewing Co is an avid home brewer, a current member of First State Brewer's and Delaware Hause Brauers, and is currently running a brewing supply business. Craig earned a Master's Degree in Music Performance at Florida State University (2003), before serving as an assistant professor at Columbus State University. He spent many years as a self employed freelance musician and played all over the United States and Canada before enlisting. Craig served with the Army National Guard as a Blackhawk Helicopter Crewchief in Afghanistan 2009-2010. He is also a licensed aircraft mechanic holding both Airframe and Powerplant licenses. Recent brewing awards include AHA sanctioned silver medal for Flyin' Jalapeno Saison (2013), and First Place in the Peco's Great Pumpkin Debate with Satin Pumpkin (2015).
Joe Jacobs, Head Brewer / Owner of Bellefonte Brewing Co has also been brewing delicious libations for nearly 10 years. Joe has been involved in local homebrew clubs and events since he started brewing, including being the president of the First State Brewers for a few years. His past brewing experience involves other social clubs such as The Grateful Shed as well as knowing many of the local brewers and their equipment. His Bachelors in Engineering and years of experience with production machinery gives him the mindset to troubleshoot any obstacles we may face.
Neil Shea, CFO / Owner of Bellefonte Brewing Co is an accomplished small business owner, an outstanding gentleman and graduate of Salesianum School and then Wilmington University, where he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Organizational Management. He served with the Marines for 6 years and was in Afghanistan from 2012 to 2013.