At the Aspetuck Brew Lab, there is no shortage of excellent, award-winning beers. With 17 years
of amateur brewing experience, founder and chief beer scientist Peter Cowles has racked up medals in some of the most prestigious and competitive brewing competitions in the US. A student of the style guidelines, Cowles has won medals across 18 BJCP categories with over 40 different styles of beer, mead and cider. Accomplishments include 15 medals from the NHC first and second round competitions over the past four years and numerous Masters Championship qualifiers, including a gold medal in the 2013 finals for his BarleyHopper barleywine. His black IPA was selected as Best-in-Show in 2011 by the Heartland Brewing Company, resulting in a commercial brewing collaboration, and Sir Blackheart flowed from the taps of two of Heartland's New York City restaurants for a month. Along with 20+ years of marketing and business strategy experience, he brings a creativity and energy to the Lab that will result in some of the most creative, flavorful and well-made beers available.