(Newcastle, ME) – Oxbow Brewing Company is proud to announce they have hired Mike Fava, an award-winning young brewer from Philadelphia with medals from both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup for his sour beers with Nodding Head Brewery. In early July Fava will join Oxbow Head Brewer Tim Adams in the brewery as the company begins increasing production of its highly sought farmhouse ales to keep up with increasing demand.
According to Geoff Masland, Director of Business Operations, Oxbow’s search began and ended with Fava, the one brewer they considered a perfect fit. “We have doubled our fermentation capacity as we head into our second year in business, and we couldn’t be more excited to have Mike on board as we increase production. I’ve never met a brewer with a more solid portfolio of beers and proficiency at age 30. Adding Mike’s wisdom and technical virtuosity to Tim’s raw talent and creative vision will produce astonishing results.”
Fava has spent his career in Philadelphia, establishing a big presence in the city’s internationally respected beer community. Most recently Fava has worked at Nodding Head Brewery where he’s brewed an extensive line up of beers since 2008. Oxbow can’t wait for an extra set of experienced hands, as the brewery handles it’s own production, sales, self-distribution, creative design, and is beginning to grow experimental ingredients in its gardens and small orchard, with a hop yard under way.
About Oxbow Brewing Company: Established in 2011, Oxbow is an American Farmhouse Brewery specializing in Belgian farmhouse beers with contemporary American influence. The brewery resides in a renovated barn on 18 acres in rural Newcastle, Maine. For additional information, visit www.oxbowbeer.com or www.facebook.com/oxbowbeer.