Justin Philips, Founder
Always seeking a new adventure or experience, Justin serendipitously discovered his affinity for beer while working in a wine shop in Boston. This led to a position with a highly influential beer importer, and eventually to a clear vision for a unique way to present beer. Justin’s vision has always been to present beer as food and as something relevant to anyone who eats and drinks. He firmly believes that beer is among the most basic and significant elements of any dining experience. This is the driving value behind the concept of the Beer Table name, brand and culture.
Megan Saxelby, General Manager
Megan joined the Beer Table team after earning a degree in Nutrition from the University of Texas. Aside from an obvious passion for beer, she loves experimenting in the kitchen, biking, Longhorn Football, and spending time with her husband, daughter and dog. She fully admits that, as ludicrous as it sounds, her Beer Table Table Beer would likely be modeled after either Montegioco Bran Reserva or Schlenkerla Marzen.
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Michael G., Store Manager
Michael has been a member of the Beer Table team for some time now. He has lived up and down the east coast, mostly in Florida. A graduate of Boston College, he enjoys long boarding, exploring new food and beverage joints in the city, and going to the beach. His favorite beer would have to be the Abbaye de St. Bon Chien from BFM, but Cigar City Jai Alai will do in a pinch.
Chase moved to NYC in 2007 after graduating from UNC-Asheville. After several years selling cookware and kitchen products, he came to Beer Table to pursue knowledge of the craft beer world. He loves the great food and drinks around NYC, attending NYCFC games, cooking, and is a complete sucker for his cats. He'd pair a fresh SingleCut Bon Bon 2X TNT IIPA with some southern fried chicken, grits and greens (don't forget the hot sauce!), or a stellar cheese board with a Hanssens Oude Gueuze. Recent accomplishment: getting his wife to admit that the Monkish Brewing Co. Olivia rivals or bests any glass of rosé!
Douglass Campbell was born and raised in New York and is currently going to school to become a paralegal. He has always loved beer and is constantly looking for the next best sour or stout. He likes to encourage others to expand their palates and try new beers. He is really enjoying his time working at Beer Table and is learning a lot about the beer scene.
Noah was born and raised in New Jersey, went to college in southern California and has called New York home for the last four years. He is currently pursuing a degree in applied statistics, but would much rather talk to you about beer. He feels that Blackberry Farm's Classic Saison may just be the best beer ever, though Andechs' Vollbier Hell runs a close second.
Inger is an Iowa native who gained an appreciation for beer during her college years in Philadelphia. Once a dedicated wino, she was challenged to order an Ithaca Flower Power on a first date. Never one to deny a challenge, she ordered the beer, but with hesitance. Little did she know that this first sip would be a revolution to her taste buds and ultimately the start of her career in beer. When Inger is not trying a new brew, she is dancing, frolicking around the city, and planning her next adventure. You will find her at GCT trying to absorb information on the vast beer selection that Beer Table has to offer, as well as cracking a corny joke or two.
Matthew is a Florida native who attended Florida Atlantic University. Like most college students he enjoyed beer from time to time. However it wasn't until he took a trip to Holland that he learned he had a passion for all things beer. After college he moved to Austin, Texas and expanded his love of beer at local breweries such as Jester King. Although he's still new to the professional beer world, he is extremely excited by the selection that Beer Table has to offer and the knowledge that his fellow colleagues bring to the table.
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Gavin M., Operations Manager
After five years of working in Brooklyn tech start-ups, Gavin jumped at the chance to make the move from long-time Beer Table customer to full-time Beer Table team member. In addition to cooking, hunting for new beers, and traveling, he enjoys exploring the Adirondacks with his girlfriend and hiking in the Hudson Valley. Gavin hopes to someday cycle from brewery to brewery in Belgium's Ardennes Forest region with his brother.
John grew up in Athens, Ohio and moved to NYC in 2013 after receiving his BFA in Sculpture from Ohio University. In his free time, he can be found exploring galleries and bars around the city or creating new artwork in his studio. He is always on the lookout for a new sour or saison to try and never misses a chance to bring back some hometown favorites from Little Fish or Jackie O's Brewery.
Julian jumped into the craft beer industry when his passion for the world's most storied beverage superseded that for the TV, film, and photography industries he came from. When he isn't reading, chatting about, homebrewing, or savoring beer, Julian can still be found snapping away with his Sony NEX-7 or hunting down a screening of that awesome indie flick you haven't heard of. He also enjoys watching soccer, playing indie video games, reading graphic novels, and spending time with his lovely girlfriend.