Florida Keys Brewing Company

Locally Brewed In Islamorada

FKBC Staff

We're A Fun Bunch!

We love coming to work every day, especially when we get to work with this entertaining group of misfits!



Owner/Head Brewer

Craig has always had a love for beer, as required by any good Canadian. As a transplant from Canada over 13 years ago, Craig fell in love with the ocean, beaches, fishing and everything Florida has to offer. His infatuation with home brewing began years ago with a home brew kit given to him as a gift. Brewing soon overcame the tiny apartment that Craig and Cheryl lived in, as well as their lives! His craft has quickly evolved over the years to produce great beers that has all of the locals talking about them!



Owner, Creative Powerhouse

Cheryl is the epitome of an island babe and has saltwater running through her veins. Her libation of choice would be Run Aground Brown Ale, since she’s run many of grounds! However, North Coast Brewing’s Old Rasputin on nitro dispense has stolen her heart. Cheryl’s mantra is “BEER AND BABIES FOR LIFE!” and she already has the superpower of making mean people nice. Cheryl would make the most perfect mermaid, because what else is there? Her luscious locks were once compared to a horse’s mane, but horses are gross and don’t hold a candle to her! Cheryl’s coolest adventure brought her to Newfoundland, Canada, where there are thankfully no people and an excess of moose.



Florida Keys Beer Guy

Mike moonlights as Mr. Iwanna Iguana, bringing the Good News of our Iguana Bait and Brews to South Florida! He’s easy to spot with his painted toes and patterned shorts, but his favorite accessory would have to be his endless onesie collection.




The allure of boats-n-hoes drew Brad from his hometown of Charlotte, NC, and he hasn’t looked back. A lover of all things beer, his favorite libation depends entirely on the type of day he’s having since there are too many great options to choose from. Brad devoutly attends Sunday Services at the Church of the Carolina Panthers and he is definitely the Proudest Father Ever. He would love to be able to fly, but wouldn’t trade being a human being for love nor money. His oddest compliment would be being asked if he was on drugs because he had lost weight and looked so svelte. Arizona would be his most interesting adventure because it’s different than anything he had seen before.

brewer chris



Originally from Leucadia, CA, Chris has ventured through as much of the US as possible. He finally moved to Florida to fully enjoy fierce humidity and cannibalistic mosquitoes (just kidding, he really moved to brew FKBC beer!). Smuggler’s Moon is his most-loved FKBC beer as it reminds him of Ireland; however, he adores PBR and New Belgium’s Fat Tire because they bring him back to his raucous college days carousing through the mountains. Chris is making his superpower a reality and brewing beer! Chris would make a perfect orangutan, as they’re “pretty chill, scruffy haired gingers that are up for just about anything.” The Baja Peninsula holds a very special place in Chris’s heart for a myriad of reasons. He went surfing there all the time as a kid and even took his lovely wife Elyzabeth there on their honeymoon. Chris is Brett Hinds’s doppelganger.




Hailing from the hard working region of Pennsyltucky, Dallas is an international man of mystery and questionable life choices. He loves beer too much to even think about picking a singular favorite. He occasionally leaves the brewery just to dive the vibrant barrier reef. Dallas is the devoted photographer of Purr Monsterr's adventures at FKBC. Check out his work on Instagram @purrmonsterrfkbc




Fleeing the cold of Ann Arbor, MI, Nicole moved for an internship at REEF and decided to make the Keys her permanent home. Her most beloved FKBC beer is Tripel Tail as it’s dangerously delicious and full of puns. She loves to indulge in a bottle of Delirium Tremens (pink elephants courtesy of Dumbo). Nicole is pretty much a water nymph and keeps herself active with underwater hockey, underwater rugby, freediving, spearfishing, scuba diving, kiteboarding… anything to do with being in the ocean! If she could have any superpower, she’d be impervious to being bent and be able to breathe underwater. She’s dying to go wrassle the giant squid in the depths of the Mariana Trench. Her next reincarnation will totally be a cuttlefish (cuddlefish...).




Eleanor has a love affair with the Florida Keys, and the island chain keeps calling her back. An avid diver and a voracious traveler, Eleanor has explored great swaths of this wonderful world but cannot wait to see more. Her partner in crime is Indy, a feisty Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.




Steve left Virginia Beach, VA for warm winters and cool people, which brought him to paradise. He loves FKBC’s Bale Beach Pale Ale because of the perfectly balanced hops and body. He’s in demand, also pursuing his creative endeavors through drone photographer and resin art. Steve was made for the ocean, and loves to surf, paddleboard, and kiteboard. He will definitely be a dolphin in his next life, especially because they’re lucky enough to swim in the ocean and surf waves without a board. If he had any superpower, he would love to fly so he’d never have to wait in traffic again. He could easily pass for Travis Pastrana’s doppëlganger. His coolest sojourn brought him to Snowshoe, WV where he saw -25 below zero (plus wind chill!).




A Keys babe from Tavernier, Sara has a deep passion for sour beers. She adores FKBC’s Pucker Power Hibiscus Key Lime Sour (a collaboration brew with Coppertail Brewing from Ybor City!) and loves how Ommegang’s Pale Sour Ale is an easy-to-find delicious treat. She also works as a junior media buyer for a sweet company called Native Path from California. She loved skydiving so much, that flying would be her superpower of choice. It’d be so much easier to travel that way! In another life, she would definitely be a housecat. Sleep. Eat. Lounge. Get pet. Repeat. One of Sara’s favorite adventures was in Isla Mujeres in Mexico; it is not Americanized yet and you can only get there by ferry! But she also just got back from an epic trip around Europe, so ask her about that too!




Alex is a south Florida native with a keen ear for some funky tunes. He's equally great with a quick turn of phrase and a dirty joke. Alex will travel just about anywhere for a great music fest.




A new transplant from Jacksonville, Clain is quickly adjusting to island life! He followed his ladyfriend south to explore the reefs and enjoy more ocean adventures. He might be able to pass as Fabio's doppelganger.

purr monster

Purr Monster

Brewery Kitty

Sweet Purr Monster arrived at our door a month after Halloween in 2017 and made herself right at home. She patrols the brewery, taproom, and beer garden to ensure everyone is having a wonderful time and has a beer in their hand. The wild chickens and iguanas can't escape her keen gaze while she lounges in the shadiest spots in the garden. Her adventures are well documented on Instagram at @purrmonsterfkbc. She's handsomely paid for her services, while enjoying a bountiful supply of catnip and cuddles.

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