GET TO KNOW OUR
head Brewer and production manager - Bob migliaccio
Hey, Bob the Brewer! Let’s all give a big hello to our Head Brewer and Production Manager, Bob Migliaccio. Originally hailing from Westport, Connecticut, Bob has visited the island many times and is happy to now call it home. His years of brewing expertise are going to help HH Brewing Co rock out the best craft beer on the island! His favorite beer is what’s sitting in front of him on any given day. When asked what he looks forward to the most about brewing for HHBC, his reply, “making liquid sunshine for the masses”. Sounds like an idea we could all get behind.
Owner - Juan Brantley
As a native of Hilton Head Island, Juan Brantley took his entrepreneurial spirit to the restaurant scene in 2006. His passion for food, micro brews, and great company was a natural fit for Hilton Head Brewing Company (HHBC). A couple years after meeting Jessica, his current business partner, Juan jumped on the next opportunity to take HHBC to new heights. Relocating and expanding the brew house has led to two of HHBCs brews in stores all over South Carolina, and many more on tap in restaurants and hotels in the southern region.
Brewer - Nick Farstad
Originally from Falls Church, VA, Nick moved to Hilton Head in January 2017 with his family. He looks forward to bringing his 11 years of home brewing, brew pub working and taproom experience to Hilton Head Brewing Co. His passion lies in beer- drinking it, brewing it and just all around enjoying it. When asked about his favorite beer his response was, "IPA all the way". You know that means we'll be seeing some killer IPAs grace our taproom and beyond. His favorite part about joining HHBC, "We're gonna put HHI on the map". Beer map, that is.
Brand Ambassador - Jess Brantley
Jess moved to Hilton Head in 2005 from Indianapolis, IN but is southern born, hailing from Atlanta, GA. As a Brand Ambassador, Jess enjoys helping wherever needed- from events to canning and everywhere in between. Her favorite HHBC brew is the Tropical Lager, light enough to drink on a sunny, summer, island day.
Jess is the mother to three little Brantleys. She’s thankful their kids have the opportunity to watch the brewery grow from the ground up and instill in them the value that hard work pays off but can also be fun when you love what you do. Jess enjoys meeting all the new folks who visit the brewery and sharing her love of HHBC brew- new, original and local.
Marketing & Community Outreach- Abby Wirth
A fellow native to Hilton Head, Abby grew up loving island life and all the Lowcountry has to offer. Her love of traveling and craft beer has brought her to many breweries both far from home and in her backyard. Hilton Head Brewing Co is one of her all time faves, especially while enjoying a pint of Hefe. Abby looks forward to watching HHBC grow and helping more folks enjoy a taste of Hilton Head, craft brew style. Look for her at local events and beer gigs spreading the good word of Hilton Head Brewing Co.
Tap ROom- Josh renfro
One of our newest members of the Tap Room Crew, Josh joined HHBC in the summer of 2016. His family moved to Hilton Head in 2000 from Cincinnati, Ohio. An avid Bengals fan, he loves catching a game while enjoying a pint of The Jointer- hoppy, citrusy and packs a flavorful punch. When he's not at the brewery, you can find him cruising the island on his motorcycle or cooking some darn good food. His love of all things foodie easily translates to his passion for hops, brewing and learning everything he can about the art of craft beer. Be sure to heckle him about the Bengals next time you see him behind the bar.
Tap ROom- Patrick cristaldi
Originally from Maryland, Patrick has called Hilton Head home for the past four years. He joined the HHBC Crew in 2015 to assist with canning, brewing and being a brand ambassador at parties and events. Patrick's a music lover and plays the guitar and sings, sometimes making a musical appearance at the brewery. A man of many trades, he also teaches fourth grade at a local elementary school.
His favorite HHBC brew is J-Street- smooth, citrusy and oh so drinkable. Patrick's favorite parts of the brewery are the extreme pride everyone puts in to making good beer coupled with the laid-back, everyone is family atmosphere. He looks forward to growing and expanding with the brewery as we increase our production and distribution. The best is yet to come!
Tap ROom-Derrick ludaway
Semper Fi. Meet our Marine Tap Room hero, Derrick. He originally hails from Ohio but has been an island guy for quite a while. You might have heard of his local band- Groove Town Assault. Yep, the namesake for one of our brews- Groove Town Assault Xtra Pale Ale. However, his favorite brew at HHBC is our Hefe, light, wheaty and full of flavor. His favorite part of working at the brewery is making people happy with our quality product.
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brewery sales manager- trey layman
Hey Coach! Get to know Trey, our Brewery Sales Manager. An HHI native, he loves living in his hometown and coaching local high school football. Trey is a certified Beer Server through the Cicerone Program and hopes to continue the journey to become a certified Cicerone very soon. His current top pick beer of the summer is the Flux U for it’s amazing drink-ability and full flavor. His favorite part of working with our Brew Crew is helping new craft beer drinkers transition to great, local HHBC brew. Get em, coach.
Taproom- gilbert ramseur
Another Island transplant, Gilbert joined us in the summer of ’17. When he is not nurturing brain cells at his day job as a biology teacher, he is here helping us kill off the weak ones… Darwin would be proud. Gilbert first stumbled into HHBC's tap room about 2.5 years ago and just never left. His favorite beer? Anything hoppy, but is currently partial to the citrusy dankness of the Dunes and Folly. Cheers.
taproom- paul greene
Meet another HHBC newbie- Paul. Originally from Boston, Mass, he’s been an island resident for 5 years. He loves chatting folks up about his favorite brew, The Folly, while he’s working in the Tap Room. When hungry, he loves noshing on Retired Pig Pulled Pork Tacos. While he’s only been with HHBC for 5 months, he’s loving meeting people from all over and hearing everyone’s stories. Bonus- Paul is digging learning about the brewing process. Brewer in the making! Ask him about the Red Sox next time you’re in. Way to go, Paul!