What’s On Tap: Peter Egelston of Smuttynose Brewing!
Peter wasn’t always a beer guy. After graduating from NYU in 1981 with a degree in Spanish Literature, he quit his job as a hotel doorman and took a more “dignified” position – at one third the pay – teaching high school in Brooklyn. In 1986 his sister Janet convinced him to join her in Massachusetts where they would open what is now the oldest brewpub in the northeast: the Northampton Brewery, where Peter was Head Brewer until 1991, the year they opened the Portsmouth Brewery, the Granite State’s first brewpub. In 1993, Peter attended the auction of the bankrupt Frank Jones Brewing Company. Not intending to bid on anything that day, he walked away having purchased the brewery that was to become Smuttynose. The rest is history.
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