Mr. Zimmerman grew up in Colorado and began brewing in college by experimenting with various types of beer and developing his own flavors. After graduation, Mr. Zimmerman landed a job at a small, local brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado called Funkwerks. He worked at Funkwerks for two years and gained a great deal of experience by learning how to brew alongside professionals and testing the mixture of countless flavors.
After discovering that brewing was his passion in life, Mr. Zimmerman decided to enroll in the Master Brewers Program at the University of California at Davis to learn more about the science of making craft beer. Following the completion of his degree, he was briefly employed at Avery Brewing in Boulder. While working at Avery, Mr. Zimmerman heard about BrickHouse’s Brewmaster opening and knew he wanted to work there to share his love and creativity for eccentric beers with the Patchogue community.
Mr. Komsic was searching for a new hobby in 2007. He decided to try brewing in his Queens home after researching and planning innovative flavors. Mr. Komsic was impressed by his newly acquired brewing skills, which led him to host parties that offered his very own crafted beers. He then discovered that brewing was his true passion and applied for a job at BrickHouse.
Mr. Komsic gladly took a position as an assistant chef at the BrickHouse. He came one step closer to brewing every day as he assisted the former Brewmaster with chores in the brewhouse, before and after he finished his daily kitchen shift. After three years of learning daily duties from BrickHouse’s former Brewmaster, Mr. Komsic finally landed his dream job as an Assistant Brewer.
“It is our honor to welcome Arthur and Paul to our team in our efforts to execute our mission of brewing unique beers and sharing them with the public,” says Maud Franklin, General Manager, BrickHouse Brewery. “Their talent and passion for craft beer will enhance our brewery and introduce a host of new flavors and brews.”
For more information, call (631) 447-BEER (2337) or visit www.brickhousebrewery.com
* Photos of Mr. Zimmerman and Mr. Komsic are attached and available upon request.
About The BrickHouse Brewery (BHB)
Housed in the oldest commercial building in Patchogue, New York, The BrickHouse Brewery is first and foremost an operating brewery creating a variety of delicious, handcrafted beer. The family-style restaurant is a great place to dine-in, take-out, or hold a memorable family or office event. At night, the brewery takes on a different feel as it morphs into a vibrant music venue featuring local, original, and national acts. For more information, please visit: www.brickhousebrewery.com.