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.
John began his career brewing with Iron Hill Brewery’s West Chester location as Assistant Brewer in 2010, where he collaborated with the team of Iron Hill Brewers. John was responsible for all aspects of brewing, including mashing, boiling, knockout and CIP procedures, in addition to educating the staff on finished products during daily morning shift meetings. Before his current stint, Panasiewicz further honed his industry skills with the 3rd Wave Brewing Company in Delmar, DE as Head Brewer while participating in an extensive continuing education program on Advanced Brewing Theory Program at the Siebel Institute in Chicago, IL. When he’s not crafting the perfect brew, he can be found off-roading in his Jeep, surf fishing on the Delaware beaches and checking out the local and ever-expanding food scene in southern Delaware.