Meet Your Brewers

Meet Your Brewers

​​​Justin Sproul

​​​Justin Sproul

Sr. Head Brewer

Justin started in the kitchen of the first Iron Hill location in 1996. In the summer of 1998, he ventured into the brewery and never left. He has been a Head Brewer at Iron Hill since 2002 collecting awards at all the major beer competitions. He loves grabbing a seat at the bar after work, elbow to elbow with customers, and sharing his opinions about sports and beer.

Alex VanderLek

Alex VanderLek

Lead Brewer

Alex has been with Iron Hill since 2015. As a server and then bartender, he always had the goal of working in the brewery, and so he focused on learning as much as he could about the company and our beers. Alex's dream became a reality when he was promoted in December of 2016 to Assistant Brewer, and spent his time learning the craft of beer-making, working closely with some of Iron Hill's most tenured brewers. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Alex was elated when he was offered the opportunity to come back to Newark as the Lead Brewer of this location. Not to mention, he is extremely proud to be working in the brewery of the original location! Alex is a big fan of all beer styles, but particularly enjoys Belgians and dark English ales.