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OUR TEAM


Ian Harbage, Head Brewer
 
Ian grew up in Vermont, and went to college in Kalamazoo, MI. He got into brewing after spending a semester abroad in England, where he was able to try a number of classic beer styles. After returning to the states, he began homebrewing with a college buddy, and was able to find even more beer variety through the growing craft beer scene in Michigan. After graduating, he returned back to Vermont, and started in a cellar position at Long Trail Brewing. Over the years, he was able to hone his skills and eventually became the Head Brewer, where he oversaw day-to-day production in both the Brewhouse and Cellars. During his time there, he completed the Institute of Brewing and Distilling Diploma Brewer program, as well as the Business of Craft Beer certificate program through UVM. He joined Rutland Beer Works as Head Brewer in 2021. When he’s not at the brewery, he enjoys hiking, cooking and baking, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his wife, dog, and 2 cats.


Amber Bowman, Brewer
 
Amber left the automotive repair field in 2015 to pursue a role within the craft beer industry. While working various front of house roles she was able to become familiar with and educated on different styles of beer and aspects of brewing. She developed a passion for high quality beer and improving the overall consumer experience. She moved to Vermont in 2018 and joined the Rutland Beer Works team as an Assistant Brewer at the start of 2021. When outside of the brewery she enjoys cooking, exploring the local food and beer scene, working in the garage, and getting outside with her two dogs to hike or garden.

Kayla Steinmetz, Sales & Marketing

After spending 8 years as a counselor in Cincinnati, OH, Kayla realized it was time to make a few changes that aligned with what she truly enjoyed in life. So, she moved to Vermont and entered the world of craft beer! Kayla joined the RBW team in 2022 as a sales and marketing representative. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys all things outdoors, cooking, and brewing weird flavors of kombucha. 

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