Dorchester Brewing

Get To Know Our Team

At DORCHESTER BREWING CO., we’ve pulled together an experienced, passionate team of brewmasters and local business entrepreneurs to build the brewery and launch the services we offer our future craft brewing partners and thirsty beer tasters. Our team is also available to help our craft brewers in any way — from recipe development to branding to community building, we’re here to help you make great beer right in the heart of Boston.

Todd Charbonneau

Co-Founder & Head Brewer

“Find a job that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Taking that quote to heart, Todd Charbonneau walked into one of Boston’s premiere breweries 15 years ago and landed a job on the bottling line. He worked hard, and his dedication paid off becoming Head Brewer at Harpoon Brewery. After over a decade of great years there, Todd moved on to start Banner Beer Company in 2012.

Matt Malloy

Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Keg Washer

Matt Malloy is a marketing, operations and sales executive with over 26 years of experience. Past roles include VP of Marketing and Operations at Zipcar (8 years), where he grew the Zipcar brand and category and VP of Marketing and Communications at, a Harvard and MIT startup. Malloy is an active mentor / advisor on the east coast and is also an official Techstars mentor.

Travis Lee

Co-Founder & Chief Beer Taster

Over the past 10 years Travis has served as project manager at various real estate and community development organizations with the goal of creating economic development opportunities and affordable housing for underserved neighborhoods.  As an entrepreneur Travis continues to look for creative ways to improve the quality of life for people living in his neighborhood – Dorchester.

Holly Irgens

Co-Founder & Director of Marketing

Holly Irgens is a marketing and branding expert with a background of agency, corporate marketing and consulting experience, helping Boston-area small businesses and startups grow their brands. After living for a few months in the “Beer capital of the World” in Belgium, she converted to a craft-beer lover.

Jim O’Neil

Operations Manager

A long time city resident, Jim attended Boston University and went on to work in the travel and hospitality industry for over a decade. At the urging of his wife, he decided to follow his passion and get a job in the craft beer industry. After five years at Blue Hills Brewery in Canton, Jim is excited to bring his skills to his new team in Dorchester.

Derek Rayner

Events Manager

Derek Rayner is a longtime Dorchester resident who grew up in NH and attended Keene State College. Most recently serving as the Bar Manager at Cambridge Brewing Company, Derek’s a huge craft beer nerd and when not enjoying some cold brews, he also likes to hang out with his fish named Wall-E and his dog named Charlie.

Cody Grabowski

Associate General Manager

Cody Grabowski, a Massachusetts native, has resided in Dorchester for over 12 years and has found a passion in the hospitality industry. After working in management for several years at Stella Restaurant in the South End, Cody then worked as a lead bartender at dbar, here in Dorchester, creating a large fan base. Cody has now decided to take on the next challenge in his career in the craft brew industry.

Sarah Pott

Quality QA/QC Manager

A graduate of ABG’s brewing school, this Portland, ME native oversees the quality of DBco’s brewing processes, including packaging, cellaring and brewing. Her college degree and passion for health science previously led her down the biotechnology path, where she worked as a development researcher for a drug company. She quickly realized brewing science is more fun and landed in Dorchester!

Joe Carani

Packaging Manager

After becoming obsessed with home brewing, Joe left his finance job to learn the brewery ropes as an Assistant Brewer. He made his move to Portland, OR where he learned every side of the process as a Racker, Bartender, Cellar Manager, and Brewer, and also received his Certificate of Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering through ABG. Today, Joe is our Packaging Manager, honing and perfecting processes in order to package our fresh beer so you can enjoy it wherever you go!