Ryan's passion for brewing began the minute he tasted the homebrew his father made from a Mr. Beer kit. In 2009, he made his own first beer, a nut brown, on his stove of his apartment. This first beer is what started his obsession of the brewing process. In 2012, Ryan submitted three beers to the Three Rivers Association of Serious Homebrewers competition in Pittsburgh. All three beers received medals with a German Pilsner, Poppin Pils, winning best of show for the competition. Now as an active member of T.R.A.S.H, Ryan continues to do extensive research into the process of brewing and use of different and unique ingredients to create one of a kind recipes with bold flavors for your enjoyment.
Director of Operations
The seeds of Fury Brewing Co. were planted three generations ago. Like many Appalachian folk, Tom's great-grandfather, Pap Harry, was an avid homebrewer. With his homemade concoctions, Pap Harry instilled his appreciation for brewing in those who sought to learn. From childhood, Tom has developed an in-depth knowledge of the art and science behind a perfectly crafted malt beverage, culminating in his founding Fury Brewing Co. Through years of dedication, he has gained experience in brewing at both the amateur and professional levels. Tom seeks not only to provide an excellent product at affordable prices but also to cultivate in his customers an appreciation of and skills necessary for craft brewing. It is Tom's dream that Fury Brewing Co. will stand as a testament to not only Pap Harry's legacy but to the deep history of homebrewing in the capital of Appalachia.
Stephan Hoffer is the Vice President and assistant brewer for Fury Brewing. From a young age, he has been concocting different foods for friends and family. He began brewing beer at home in 2014 and found his true calling. Now Stephan brings that passion for excellent flavors to the brewery. He attempts to bring a new spin to classic beer styles. He was the author of the recipes for several of our beers including Fat Samoan and Vikings Beard. Stephan is also one of the founding members of Fury Brewing. His favorite styles of beer are IPA's, stouts, lagers, and barleywine.