Co-Founder and Head of Product
Mitch's brewing career began in Philadelphia in 2005 as a brewer's assistant at John Harvard's Brew House, followed by Triumph Brewing Company. Mitch was then hired to help build Yards Brewing Company in 2007, and quickly became the lead brewer. He helped grow the business from its inception to its current production of 40,000+ barrels per year, solidifying it as a staple of the Philadelphia brewing scene.
Mitch saw the organizational challenges that Yards was facing first hand. Brew logging was being done with a single pencil brew sheet, and inventory was manually being managed with Excel. Mitch came up with the initial concept for an app to improve the brew logging process and approached Greg Blass to build it in 2013. It was an immediate success, and they continued to the develop the product at Yards over the course of three years.
The app quickly became a pivotal part of Yards' brewing process, and eventually they realized that the concept could be used to help other breweries - thus, BrewLog was born. Mitch continues to be a vital resource for Yards' entire team, overseeing day-to-day brewing operations, creating new beers, and helping to improve the way people brew beer.