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Meet The Tribe

It takes a great team in order for a brewery to reach new heights! At Seven Tribesmen, we aim for the stars! 

It's often said that a company is only as extraordinary as the employees it's able to hire; at Seven Tribesmen, we couldn't agree more! Therefore, we are incredibly fortunate enough to have some incredible people in our Tribe!

Whether you're already a member of our Craft Beer Tribe, or you're planning your first visit, we invite you to take the time to get to know more about us!

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Laszlo Varga

Chieftain

Tribal Member since 2020

1. What's your favorite Seven Tribesmen beer?

That's like asking a parent who their favorite child is. Even if I had one, my answer has to be...I love them all equally!


2. What do you like to do when you are not working at the brewery?

It's quite seldom that I am not working on brewery-related projects, but when I do manage to find some free time, I like spending it with my family, riding my bicycle and dirt bike, listening to heavy metal, hanging out with my tribe, visiting Hungary, and watching the NY Football Giants in person or on TV.


3. Why do you like working at Seven Tribesmen?

It's a glorious feeling watching one's own and their close friend's blood, sweat and tears blossom into a communal element. I love the tribe, including everyone who helped bring the project to life, all of my talented coworkers, and of course our awesome patrons. Seven Tribesmen wouldn't be what it is without you all! 


4. What makes Seven Tribesmen different from other breweries?

We strive to brew culture into beer, to provide a cozy and homey feel in the taproom and beer garden, and  to give every style of beer the opportunity to shine in the limelight!


5. What is one thing that you can't live without?

Hands down my family (and then beer)!

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Brett Willard

Head Brewer

Tribal Member since 2021

1. What's your favorite Seven Tribesmen beer?

Our Munich-style Dunkel, BREZEL!


2. What do you like to do when you are not working at the brewery?

Spend time with friends, read, and play guitar.


3. Why do you like working at Seven Tribesmen?

We have an amazing staff and we all take pride in our work.


4. What makes Seven Tribesmen different from other breweries?

Our commitment to offering a diverse style of beers.


5. What is one thing that you can't live without?

Coffee.

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Daniel Brodhead

Taproom Manager

Tribal Member since 2023

1. What's your favorite Seven Tribesmen beer?

Our Munich-style Dunkel, BREZEL!


2. What do you like to do when you are not working at the brewery?

Outside of work (which is never haha) I am at the gym and spending quality time with my girlfriend since we have opposite schedules.

 


3. Why do you like working at Seven Tribesmen?

I love working with such amazing staff and educating all who enter our establishment about our culture and beers.

 

4. What makes Seven Tribesmen different from other breweries?

We are different from other breweries because all of our beers on tap are different and unique in their own way. We aren't like other breweries that lean towards making lots of IPAs. The world of beer is far greater than an IPA.

 


5. What is one thing that you can't live without?

One thing I can't live without is morning coffee.

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Anthony Roccanova

Assistant Brewer

Tribal Member since 2023

1. What's your favorite Seven Tribesmen beer?

Our German-style Pilsner, PINES LAKE PILS! I've always had a love for clean drinking dry lagers!


2. What do you like to do when you are not working at the brewery?

Explore other breweries!


3. Why do you like working at Seven Tribesmen?

I'm most excited about the great team here at Seven Tribesmen. Working with Brett in the brewhouse has been a blast and I look forward to continuing to grow and learn while here!


4. What makes Seven Tribesmen different from other breweries?

The fact that we offer a wide variety of different beer styles!

 
5. What is one thing that you can't live without?

My headphones!

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Tamas Csonka

Beertender

Tribal Member since 2020

1. What's your favorite Seven Tribesmen beer?

Our seasonal cranberry sour, HUDSON HURDLE!


2. What do you like to do when you are not working at the brewery?

Hanging out with friends and hiking.


3. Why do you like working at Seven Tribesmen?

The people - both coworkers and customers alike!

 

4. What makes Seven Tribesmen different from other breweries?

The ambiance.  It's a relaxed and cozy feeling, in addition to being very family-friendly.


5. What is one thing that you can't live without?

Delicious food.

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Bianca Micheledez

Beertender

Tribal Member since 2023

1. What's your favorite Seven Tribesmen beer?

Our green tea-infused German-style Pilsner, ROYAL JADE!


2. What do you like to do when you are not working at the brewery?

I also work full-time as a High School English Teacher! But when I'm not working, I enjoy reading, painting, and traveling! 


3. Why do you like working at Seven Tribesmen?

I love the atmosphere between the staff and customers. It genuinely feels like one big giant family. Everyone cares so much about each other and it makes it such an enjoyable place to work! 


4. What makes Seven Tribesmen different from other breweries?

I feel like we really try to make the experience at the brewery the best we possibly can for both the staff and customers. It feels more like a home than a brewery sometimes. 


5. What is one thing that you can't live without?

My dog, Sasha, and a good book

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Zsolt Janka

General Manager

Tribal Member since 2020

1. What's your favorite Seven Tribesmen beer?

Our Czech-style Pilsner, PACKANACK PILS!


2. What do you like to do when you are not working at the brewery?

Spend time with my family in the great outdoors. 


3. Why do you like working at Seven Tribesmen?

I get to work alongside some great friends. 


4. What makes Seven Tribesmen different from other breweries?

The great variety of beer and our ambiance! 


5. What is one thing that you can't live without?

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Jay Hamill

Brand Ambassador

Tribal Member since 2022

1. What's your favorite Seven Tribesmen beer?

While I have many favorites, I lean into our lagers and pilsners.  My favorites include our Spruce Tip Pilsner, ODIN'S SPRUCE, our India Pale Lager, HOP CRUSADE, our India Pale Lager, THE WOODWORKER, and our German-style Pilsner, PINES LAKE PILS.


2. What do you like to do when you are not working at the brewery?

I am an avid sports fan, particularly college football, and baseball of all ages. 


3. Why do you like working at Seven Tribesmen?

From people that you meet and the community that makes up “The Tribe”, to customers at the taproom to our liquor store and bar/restaurant partners to our employees; they are a passionate group!


4. What makes Seven Tribesmen different from other breweries?

The sense of community and belonging; it’s a place where everyone is your friend and truly enjoys a good conversation.


5. What is one thing that you can't live without?

My family.  And steak.

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Robert Marone

Head Beertender

Tribal Member since 2022

1. What's your favorite Seven Tribesmen beer?

Our Irish-style Stout, DRAGAN!


2. What do you like to do when you are not working at the brewery?

Play hockey and soccer. Go for hikes and have the occasional video game session. 


3. Why do you like working at Seven Tribesmen?

The best coworkers this side of the Mississippi. 


4. What makes Seven Tribesmen different from other breweries?

Having a beer at Seven Tribesmen is like having a beer at home. 


5. What is one thing that you can't live without?

“It’s my industrial-strength hairdryer, and I can’t live without it!”

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Cristina Politano 

Beertender

Tribal Member since 2022

1. What's your favorite Seven Tribesmen beer?

Our Maibock, SEVEN POINT BOCK!

2. What do you like to do when you are not working at the brewery?  

Read books, watch movies, and spend time with family. 

3. Why do you like working at Seven Tribesmen?

I like learning about the Hungarian language and its rich culture.

4. What makes Seven Tribesmen different from other breweries?

The owner and the brewmaster aren't content to brew what sells, they don't shy from experimentation and variety. There's always a new creative style of beer on tap.

5. What  is one thing that you can't live without?

Ginger Ale!

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Jared Penn

Beertender

Tribal Member since 2022

1. What's your favorite Seven Tribesmen beer?

Our Plum Pastry Sour, PLUM AWAKENING!


2. What do you like to do when you are not working at the brewery?

I love to watch movies and play the drums when I can. 


3. Why do you like working at Seven Tribesmen?

I enjoy working at Seven Tribesmen because of my awesome coworkers and customers, especially regulars, whom I love giving excellent customer service to make their visit a great experience!


4. What makes Seven Tribesmen different from other breweries?

Seven Tribesmen displays a great deal of brand representation throughout the industry through a team effort, while continuing to produce high-quality beer at a consistent level. Also, the taproom and beer garden stands out amongst others because of their cleanliness, ambiance, and customer service that many come to enjoy and experience!


5. What is one thing that you can't live without?

I can't live without music. Whether it's driving, working, or working out, music always makes my life so much better!

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Eric Symbouras

Delivery

Tribal Member since 2023

1. What's your favorite Seven Tribesmen beer?

Our English Mild Ale, LONG BOW! Nothing beats a good session beer. 


2. What do you like to do when you are not working at the brewery?

I spend a lot of time playing ice sports, specifically curling and hockey. Otherwise, I'm hanging out with my wife and my dogs, surfing, diving, and tinkering with old arcade games.


3. Why do you like working at Seven Tribesmen?

Everyone I work with is awesome! When you have a great product and a great team,  there's nothing not to like! 


4. What makes Seven Tribesmen different from other breweries?

Again, it comes down to the people and the product. Both are amazing here! 


5. What is one thing that you can't live without?

Ummm… 20.95% oxygen in my breathing mix? I don’t really have a ride or die item that I must have at all times, so aside from O2, I’d have to say good friends and good beer.

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