Stephanie is one of our taproom managers, and she is the fourth and final Pitts to work for our company. She loves to collect salt and pepper shakers, and her favorite go-to beer from our spot is the Washout Wheat.
Dash joined us shortly after we opened our Park Circle taproom in the beginning of 2020. He has a pet peacock and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. His favorite beer is our dry-hopped kettle sour, Sparkly Princess.
Carly, or “Gnarly Carly”, as we fondly refer to her, learned everything about craft beer from frequenting our bar before she worked here. She competes in olympic weightlifting in her free time, and her favorite brew is Dear Mr. Buffet, our peach saison.
Molly does a lot for us around the bar at Holy City. She finds the science behind beer to be the most fascinating part about it, besides drinking it of course. In her downtime, she loves hanging with her cats, Thor and Frieza, and she works for a non-profit organization called Accessibility. Her favorite HCB brews are Paradise Session IPA and Law & Order: SVU.
Milk is one of our support staff members, and she will never turn down a challenge on the pool table. Milk is a geologist when she’s not helping sling our beers. If you ask her, she’d tell you her favorite beer from our taproom is the Paradise Session IPA.
Marie came to us with plenty of service industry experience, as she ran Basil Thai cuisine downtown for over ten years. In her free time she likes to surf and skate, and her two favorite beers from our catalog are Pluff Mud Porter and Washout Wheat.
Brenton is the GM of our taproom, and he’s been working with Holy City Brewing since day one. He studies language in his free time, including Latin, Greek and German, and his favorite HCB beer is MeShell, a black saison aged in tequila barrels with Brett.
Meghan is one of our loyal support staff members here at the brewery. She teaches English and Math to high school kids when she’s not helping us out here in Park Circle. She is an avid sourdough baker, and it’s no coincidence that her favorite Holy City Brewing beer is the Bread and Bitter ESB.
Jeremy Straub came to us from Georgia to join our brew staff. He loves to ride his electric bike and he plays his piano when he’s relaxing at home. His favorite HCB beer is none other than our flagship Double IPA, Yeast Wrangler.
Will Dawes is our intern, and he is the one who took all of these bio pictures. He still drives a stick shift truck, and he loves to fish. His favorite beer is our dry Irish Stout, Bowens Island Oyster Stout.
When we asked Antonio Batie what he likes to do in his free time, he simply said, “Come on, man. Go ahead.” Antonio works in our kitchen, helping to get delicious food to your table. He plays video games and basketball and likes to relax with a Washout Wheat German Hefeweizen.
Albert helps hold down the line in the kitchen, making the sandwiches and pub fare that you’ve grown to know and love from our kitchen. He likes to draw, pain and illustrate in his free time, and he loves the cinema. His favorite after-work pint is Holy City Pilsner.
Joel Norman has been our head chef since shortly after the opening of our kitchen, and he’s done a wonderful job to create new and different dishes to keep people coming back for more. He recently had his first baby, a lovely little girl. It’s a real cute baby. His favorite beer is our malty kettle sour, RKS.
Chris Brown is our brewer, but if you ask him, he’d let you know that he is the head janitor at the brewery. He reads comics and plays with his kids in his spare time, and he is a self-proclaimed “large child.” His favorite beer, even after all these years, remains Holy City Pilsner.
Garrett Hahn is our bar manager, and he hails from Dayton, Ohio and he is a true Flyer faithful. He lives for Puppers and shots of Gus N’ Bru. His favorite HCB brews of all-time include Hot Stove and Fresh Haircut IPA.
Bill Pitts is our head cellarman, and he even has his own hashtag. He is also not related to any of the other three Pitts folk we have working with us. He’s been part of the company since 2014, after he met our brewer Chris in college at C of C. His favorite after work beer is the Overly Friendly IPA.
Jack Pitts is a master of men’s fashion, and he’s been our head brewer for over six years. He also holds the title for the most sarcastic person at the brewery, even though Chris would probably say otherwise. His favorite beer is our dry-hopped kettle sour, Sparkly Princess.
Millie Chantepie and Elana Otero are best friends, and we hired them at the same time in the spring of 2020. Millie is Tri-lingual (French, Spanish and English), and she has traveled the world twice. Elana leads backpacking trips all over the southeastern United States, and all of her freckles have a symmetrical counterpart on the other side of her body. They both enjoy Holy City Pilsner when they’re off the clock.
Forrest Bailey is one of the stars on our production team. He’s currently in school to become a brewer himself, and we even named “Group of Trees,” our easy-drinking red ale after his namesake. His favorite beer is another amber offering from our brewhouse, the Macc Lad ESB.
Casey comes to us from Asheville, NC, which is hailed as the southeastern US’s original beer mecca. When she’s not serving beer, Casey works as a licensed massage therapist. Her favorite HCB beer of all time is You Send Me, our passionfruit Kolsch.
Ernest is one of our bartenders, and he is a Virgo. He doesn’t care about astrology, though. When he’s not slinging beers, he’s drinking them. His favorite go-to pint at Holy City is our first flagship, Holy City Pilsner.
Lin came to us from EVO PIzzeria, a Park Circle staple, and one of our business partners that we started our downtown pizza and brew pub with, Baker and Brewer. Lin loves to paint in her free time, and she loves to sit down at our spot on her time off and drink a Half Calf Coffee Milk Stout.
Alex Griffin, or “The Griff Dog”, has bartended all over downtown Charleston for the last ten years. He owns his personal graphic design company, Gumbo Jockey Studios, and he is an action sports enthusiast. His favorite beer is our Berliner Weisse, PediShaw.
Elliott Peters started working for us in May of 2020. He runs his own photo-booth company, which is pretty damn cool. He also works for a bike co-op, and helps people around town get their own set of two wheels to commute and cruise around on. His favorite beer is our easy-drinking ale, Boss Mullet.
Alexander Gustavus Brown Massie Jr., or as we call him, “Brown”, has tons of experience in the Charleston bar scene, and we’re lucky to have acquired him during our expansion in Park Circle at the end of 2020. He raises fish for the aquarium trade and enjoys rock climbing. His favorite HCB brew is our dry-hopped kettle sour, Sparkly Princess.
Sarah Wilkes is our assistant taproom manager, and she came to us after working at our pizza pub downtown with EVO Pizzeria, Baker and Brewer. She skydives every Saturday, and her favorite beer is none other than Sparkly Princess.
Taylor Pitts is our packaging manager, or as he lovingly refers to his job title, the “head packaging boy.” In his free time, you can catch Taylor slammin’ beers and shiftin’ gears. His favorite HCB beer is Paradise Session IPA.
Meghan has worked at five breweries in the Charleston area, and we’re lucky to have found her working at ours. In her free time, she likes to travel and go on adventures with her dog, Duke. Her favorite all-time HCB brew is the Aragon Avenue Pale Ale, named after the street where our taproom is located.
Carolyn joined up with us in the first half of 2020, and we’re glad to have her. She works on specialty produce farms cultivating delicious veggies in her free time, and she hopes to live in a school bus someday so she can travel and be at home all at the same time. Her favorite HCB brew is Chucktown Follicle Brown.
Sid is one of our production guys. He is a Dungeons and Dragons Dungeon Master, and he programs his own original retro 8-bit tunes in his free time. His favorite HCB brew is our Half Calf Coffee Milk Stout that we brew with RJ Rockers.
Alex Fisher, or “Fish” as we lovingly refer to him, says that his favorite part about craft beer is when he gets to drink it. On his days off, you can find him making things out of metal, and his favorite HCB brew is Slanted Porch Pale Ale.
Elliott Taylor has been with us for over five years, making delicious food and whipping up custom daily specials and new menu items. He is our fearless kitchen manager, and this place wouldn’t be the same without him. He relaxes after work with a tall, frosty Holy City Pilsner.
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JT Stellmach used to be our taproom manager, but he’s elevated his position to that of the jet-set lifestyle, living on the go across the southeast to make sure that we’ve got someone at every event that we do. You can find him sharing our beer across the land, and his wealth of knowledge on each and every brew that we do is only outdone by his internet celebrity stardom and his terrifyingly magnetic charisma. If you’ve been to any events that aren’t at our homebase, this is the guy who poured you beers and told you about our wares.
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Julie’s been with Holy City Brewing since the very beginning, when we were but an empty warehouse with a few tanks in the corner and a few kegs on the ground. Julie’s brothers run Palmetto Collision, across the parking lot from the brewery, and the Stallings family is as Holy City as it gets. Jules has seen more brews pass through the tap wall than anyone else in the brewery besides Chris Brown, who brewed them. At our brewery, we’re lucky to have people that want to stick with us and see this thing through, and Julie is a shining example.
Karen has earned her nickname, “MVP”, because of her hard work and unbridaled enthusiasm. She’s our no-nonsense den mother of the bar, and every moment spent with her is really, truly, a pleasure of the human existence. You can find her full-time at the bar, pouring our delicious and varied brews, and she also runs her own private event company, making sure that the sophisticates and the tuxedos and evening gowns of Charleston are treated like royalty with a full glass of whatever their hearts desire. She’s also an avid animal lover, who takes great care of our brew cats, in addition to her eight dogs and four cats that she has at home. Ask her about her summertime pool parties, and you just may be lucky enough to get invited to one!
Leigh Anne Sloan is our pastry chef, and she loves both making and consuming baked goods. She wears hoodies and beanies even in the summertime, and her favorite beers are sour beers, particularly The Fortune Pineapple Kettle Sour Lager and Pedishaw, our seasonal Berliner Weisse.
Nickie Stone does all of our photography, and she has since we broke ground on the buillding. She takes some great photos, and recently she’s been making framed ambrotype photography on glass, some real cool old-school photographs. If you want great photos of any events you’ve got going on, do what Holy City Brewing does and call Nickie. She’s the best!
Thomas Legare runs a local family farm, Legare Farms. He raises hogs over there, so we gave him a call when we started up the brewery to see if he felt like hauling off our spent grain to use it as feed for his pigs, and the rest is history. We’ve got a great reciprocal relationship with Thomas, because he gets free feed, and we get to properly dispose of our spent grain and get another use out of it. We get our whole hogs from his farm when we do pig-roasts, and sometimes he’ll bring us a bunch of different brats and sausages for our outdoor festivals and big-time events.