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Chris McClellan

The Brew Enthusiast Founder | Digital Strategist |Writer/Educator | Consultant | Certified Cicerone®


Chris was born and raised in Burlington, Vermont. Chris studied at the University of Vermont and currently resides in New York City's Upper West Side with his fiance and dog. His love for great beer started at his first job out of business school, working for his local brewery...a small shop called Magic Hat Brewing Company. After a few years of sales and marketing there, Chris moved to D.C to expand his digital skillset and live the big city life. He was lucky enough to work on the ground floor at LivingSocial as one of the first employees at the company, and has held contracting and project management position at Edelman and AOL. He has stayed thirsty the whole time, and now works heading up the Guinness Brewery Ambassador team here in the states (along with his consulting work), an educational program focused on great storytelling and  the fantastic portfolio of the Guinness Brewery.

 All that being said, Chris will readily admit that an ideal day would involve a sunny porch, a cold beer, a few good friends, and not much else. His vision for founding The Brew Enthusiast lay in the anecdotes, folklore, and stories he constantly heard from friends, former colleagues, and working professionals in the beer world. These amazing stories help differentiate all the fantastic breweries out there, an we're helping to educate a generation of consumers thirsty for amazing adventures and compelling, thoughtful stories.