Meet the FRBC Team – John, Founder and President

IMG_0942One of things I love about our small business is being able to get to know people individually. We distribute our product to our customers ourselves and during these visits, we often find ourselves meeting with people who not only love our beer, but embrace us and our venture. So, while we are getting to know you, we thought we would introduce ourselves to you – maybe even before we meet! This is our first blog in our series of “Meet the FRBC Team”.

I’ve always wanted to own my own business but I never knew what that business would look like.  First and foremost, I envisioned something that I was super passionate about: the type of business that makes you want to get up in the morning and get going, because it doesn’t feel like work. Secondly, I wanted an opportunity to help enrich the lives of others that worked alongside me and to be able to work with people that you viewed as partners and associates, not as me being someone’s employee or vice-versa someone who is just an employee for me. Once I started homebrewing, I saw an opportunity to create both. I suddenly had a passion for something that I could share with others.

Amanda and I created Fall River Brewing Company out of our garage and we leveraged all we had in order to start it. We started small and have seen great results thus far, even though we have a long way to go. I love brewing and creating a product that people truly enjoy. I am also excited that I get to work with some great people who make a fantastic team: my cousin Perry and his wife April, my childhood friend Brent, and my wife Amanda. I also love the Fall River Valley and I know many of the people who live here as well as those who visit love it too. I grew up here and I knew I could bring something unique and new to the area.

I’m looking forward to the future. I think we will see great things happen with our microbrewery and I am excited for the opportunities that await us. Most of all, I’m excited that, through this business we will meet amazing people. We’ve already created friendships that I know will last a lifetime.

I would especially like to thank and recognize our friends, family and neighbors – most of which are in the Fall River Valley. We couldn’t have started this or even be thinking of growth without the support we have received from you all. The Fall River Valley is a great place to call home! We look forward to creating a successful business and hope that you will share in our journey. From our home to yours, CHEERS!

-John