Sam Pagano, our Brewmaster as of 2016, has been a long-time resident of the Albany, NY area. Sam started his career with Brown’s Brewing Co. in Troy, NY as a Brewery Sales Manager and Brewer’s Assistant. From there, he moved on to C.H. Evan’s Brewing Co. at the Albany Pump Station where he worked as a full-time Assistant Brewer. His next step was as Head Brewer for Mad Jack Brewing Co. in the historic Stockade District of Schenectady, NY where he oversaw all facets of brewery operations.
Sam attended the University at Albany for his Bachelors in English where he also played football. He currently resides a short distance away in West Hartford, CT. While producing a wide range of beers and styles, including some City Steam favorites, Sam is an avid fan of German Lagers and Hoppy American Pales!