Happenings in the Brewery...
Head BrewerManayunk Brewing Company
Before joining Manayunk Brewing Company in early 2012, Evan Fritz held a variety of corporate management positions throughout the United States, including New York, California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Most recently, he served as Vice President for Corporate Rain International in New York, where he managed clients around the globe.
Through hard work and perseverance, Evan climbed the ranks at Manayunk and was appointed the head brewer in late 2013. He served as general contractor throughout the recent brewery renovations including installing a new brew house, new glycol chilling system and all new steam and water piping. Manayunk has nearly doubled their capacity since Fritz joined the team.
Mr. Fritz got his start in home brewing in 2001 and still serves as President of the largest home brew club in New Jersey, Barley Legal Homebrewers. He has also written extensively for a beer enthusiast websites and has been featured in local and regional brewing publications.
Sales & MarketingManayunk Brewing Company
Shortly after graduating from Rutgers University, Andrew began his journey into the craft beer world through avid home brewing. He joined the local Barley Legal Homebrew Club where his love of brewing and craft beer really began to blossom.
Prior to joining Manayunk, Andrew worked at Cricket Hill Brewery in Fairfield, NJ under the tutelage of owner Rick Reed. After a few years of working in the home remodeling industry, Andrew then decided to follow his passion for craft beer and joined Manayunk Brewing Company in early 2014, where he handles all sales and marketing for the brewery.
Andrew currently lives in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia, a thriving craft beer neighborhood and part of the best beer city in the country. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend Lauren and pit bull Karma.
Assistant BrewerManayunk Brewing Company
Donovan Krebs brings vast experience in cellar operations to Manayunk Brewery. Prior to joining Manayunk, he sold craft beer at an exclusive bottle shop in Philadelphia, worked at Nodding Head Brewery and eventually began to regularly brew his own beer at home.
Donovan was born in Shamokin Pennsylvania, where the craft beer scene was mostly absent. After moving to Philadelphia, he quickly learned that beer was much more than the pale yellow fizzy stuff he drank in college.
In addition to his cellar duties, Donovan heads up the breweries delivery and logistics schedule and can be seen slinging kegs and cases around town. Outside the brewery, Donovan is an established professional actor and enjoys spending time with friends and family.