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OUR TEAM

Gregg Bonstein

Co-Owner / Head Brewer

Gregg Bonstein, Owner and Head Brewer, formerly a Quality Manager and Chemical Engineer left his day job back in Feb 2017 to pursue his dream of starting a craft brewery. He has since worked as a brewer at Triumph Brewing in New Hope and Blueprint Brewing in Harleysville. Taking classes at the Siebel Institute and getting certifications as a BJCP judge and Cicerone only cemented the fact that this was his passion.

 

Living in Newtown with his wife Sara of 11 years and their two boys 8 and 9, it was their dream to bring the first brewery to this historic and affluent town. 

 

Besides brewing, Gregg enjoys running, watching cheesy 80s movies, and telling people he's related to the Incredible Hulk.

Sara Bonstein

Co-Owner / Chief Financial Officer

Sara Bonstein, Owner and Head Business Lady, handles all of our financial, business, HR, and administrative duties. She comes with the chops to back it up too, as a seasoned strategic and financial executive with 15+ years of experience in the public biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, where she has raised ~$300 million in the capital marketplace and licensing deals. Currently, she is Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer of OncoSec Medical, a late-stage publicly traded biotechnology company developing cancer immunotherapies in melanoma, triple negative breast and cervical cancers.

 

Partnered along with her husband Gregg, the Head Brewer, they make a great team and can't wait to bring a new fresh local business to Newtown that will be family owned and run.

 

Besides kicking butt in the business world, Sara enjoys taking classes at the NAC, chai lattes, and playing card games / board games with her two boys - anything to get them off the electronics!

Chris Bannerman

Taproom General Manager

Chris has worked in the hospitality and food service industry since he was 14. He started washing dishes and bussing at the Swan Hotel and worked his way through the kitchen to prep cook then moved up to Garde Manger. Eventually he left the kitchen to work as a server. He then left the restaurant industry and worked as a foods manager at the Basil Bandwagon in Flemington for 5 years. After that he worked at Martines Riverhouse as a server, bartender and eventually moved into the kitchen to train as a Sous Chef. After working there for a number of years he left to take a Deli manager position at Costco in East Hanover where he worked as manager for 5 years. Most recently he was the General Manager of the Peasant Grill in Hopewell, NJ.

 

Chris enjoys cooking, visiting breweries and drinking craft beer, spending time outdoors especially on the Raritan river canoeing or kayaking. He currently lives in Lambertville and can't wait to make everyone's visit a great experience at Newtown Brewing Company!