Right at the edge of the Pines in Little Egg Harbor, NJ, you will discover Pinelands Brewing Company, a homegrown nano-brewery. Founder and Brew Master Jason Chapman hand crafts approachable ales of historic character. Ever inspired by our surroundings, the spirit of the Pinelands influences everything we do, from the names of signature brews to the laid-back atmosphere in our taproom. Our philosophy is simple – maintain an unyielding devotion to quality and cultivate a fresh approach on the classics. And, of course, have a good time making it all happen. Whether you’re a devoted hophead or a budding beer aficionado, we have a brew for you.
Jay is the creative force behind Pinelands Brewing Co. As a kid he spent many of summer weekends canoeing the many waterways of the Pines, sparking a lust of great outdoors and our beloved Pine Barrens in particular. This deep love for the flora and fauna of the Pinelands inspired his first home brew recipes back in 2001. Today his vision and passion for craft beer is brought to you through his original recipes of handcrafted ales with historic character.
Mike has been an employee / Volunteer since almost the day we opened to the public. First as a Bartender, then as an event representative and assisting with beer deliveries, and most recently Brewers Assistant. His love of beer started at an early age, while still in high school Mike learned to brew from a teacher, and later got the equipment to brew at home. He continued his love of brewing in college by brewing with friends, and joining the local home brew club in Tallahassee FL. During his time in the club he volunteered at regional beer competitions as a steward, and participated in local events including like Oktoberfest. You can still find Mike at the brewery wearing all the hats from production to the Tasting Room.
Sean is a graduate of Stockton University where he studied Marketing and met his wife, Jenifer. They now have two children, Shane and Rylee. During college he began working at the Gem Grill & Pizzeria in South Seaville, where he is currently a part owner. In Sean’s role as the Production Manager at Pinelands, Sean oversees the brew schedule and inventory and spends his nights and weekends brewing the many wonderful beers Pinelands produces.
After a distinguished career of 26 years in the Coast Guard, where he achieved the distinction of Surfman, Rob’s last assignment of XO of the Barnegat Light station put him in proximity to Pinelands. Realizing how bored he’d be after a life of service, he decided it would be best to use his time making people happy, with BEER! After being a customer of Pinelands Brewing Co for many years and retiring form the military, Rob made the leap and became a partner in the brewery. Rob’s passion for the craft beer stems from his own home brewing experiences and today Rob manages sales, events, and the taproom at Pinelands Brewing Co. Rob’s veteran background is evident throughout the taproom and in the partnerships he has built with local veteran organizations.