About Us

We’re giving love (or is it beer? – definitely both) in a family dose

It all began over a conversation at a family holiday gathering. There was probably beer involved. Okay, there was definitely beer involved. 

We decided it was time to combine our years of experience in creating great craft beer and our unbridled enthusiasm for drinking it in the most productive way possible. And so, Central 28 Beer Company was born.

The location… Where better place to set-up shop than central Florida, where our collective family has called home for years.

Our Team

Geoff

Co-Founder & Head Brewer 

Geoff has been a professional brewer for over 20 years and is still fascinated by the brewing process, and the unique intersection of art and science that it represents. He is always excited to express his personal and ancestral cultural heritage with beer he has brewed. When someone expresses how much they enjoyed a beer he’s made, he feels it is one of the best parts of his job!

Kathy

Co-Founder

Working side by side with Geoff for more than 10 years, Kathy brings her knowledge of brewery management and experience in packaging, sales and marketing of craft beers. Kathy has earned her stripes dealing with the government licensing and regulations necessary to sell craft beer.

Dan

Co-Founder

As lover of craft beer and an experienced business owner, Dan has made his living in Hollywood, making movies. Managing multi-million dollar feature film projects like Hunger Games and The Amazing Spiderman, Dan has a strong understanding of day to day operations and budgeting.

Scott

Director of Sales

Scott has been a part of the growing Florida craft beer scene for over 10 years; beginning with front of the house management roles in Orlando’s hospitality industry and then moving onto beer distribution. Before Scott joined our team, he was the Central and Northeast sales manager for Oskar Blues Brewery. His knowledge of sales, distribution, passion for craft beer and ability to make everyone feel welcome is a strength all of us greatly appreciate.

Mary

Tasting Room Goddess

Prior to her “most enjoyable ever” job at Central 28 Beer Co., Mary’s creative background included, photojournalist for the Blue Angels Flight Team, former newspaper editor, and YMCA executive director. Mary has a passion for good beer and enjoying the unique blend of patrons who frequent the taproom. She is also a certified yoga instructor, who offers Yoga & a Pint at the brewery each week.

Donald

Brewery Production

Working as a foreman for ten years, Donald is dedicated to hard work and delivering the best possible product. Fueled by his love for great beer, Donald decided to make a career change in 2015, setting his sites on brewing. A home brewer for five years, his knowledge of beer landed him an internship at Cask & Larder with Larry Foor.  Now, he’s a member of our team and loving every minute of it!  When he’s not at work, you can most likely find him enjoying a round of disc golf.

Ryan

Brewery Production

While Ryan may not have been brewery path, we are glad he stepped in when he did!  Ryan spent 8 years in the Navy where he maintained airplanes and jets.  With his commitment to quality and upholding higher standards, he helps maintain equipment and implement policies and procedures regarding the hardware in the brewery.  So in short, a person that fixed jets and airplanes is a great asset to a business with lots of equipment!