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.

Matt Malloy

Co-Founder, CEO & Chief Keg Washer

Matt Malloy is a marketing, operations, and sales executive with 26+ years of experience. Past roles include VP of Marketing and Operations at Zipcar (8 years), growing the Zipcar brand and category and VP of Marketing and Communications at edx.org, a Harvard and MIT startup. Malloy is an active mentor/advisor on the east coast, an official Techstars mentor and an advisor to crushing & screening equipment startup — Machinery Partner

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

Partner Relations 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 joined the team at DBCo and has been with us since the brewery opened!

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.

James Haugh

Director of Operations

New to the team, James Haugh joined DBco as Director of Operations after 6 years in the military and a Fermentation Science degree from Appalachian State University. He has had the opportunity to work in almost every alcohol space as a maker over the past decade. While not at work, he loves spending time outdoors with his little family hiking, boating, and having a glass of wine on the front porch.

Steph Berman

Tap Room Manager

Born and raised in New England, Steph joined the DBco team after working for her family business for 15 years but found her true passion and calling in hospitality.

Andy Johnson

Head Brewer

A former home brewer who worked his way up from brewery to brewery, Andy started at DBco as a Shift Brewer and was recently promoted into Head Brewer where he crafts DBCo beer recipes, helps contract partners scale their recipes, sources and orders ingredients, and focuses on quality, consistency, and long term goals.

Kimi Nelson

Tap Room Manager

A central Mass native who took a short stint in California found herself back in Boston with a passion for beer and bartending. When she’s not at work, you can find Kimi out on long treks with her dog, at a concert, or visiting local breweries.

Chris Geany

QA/QC Manager

Moving from quality control in consumer products to the cider industry, Chris joined the DBco team to help create high-quality, consistent beer from batch to batch, and ensure safety.  Most importantly, he ensures our beer tastes the best it possibly can be!