Throwback Brewery was founded by Annette Lee and Nicole Carrier in early 2010 as a way to combine two passions: brewing great beer and supporting local agriculture.
Annette is the Head Brewer, Chief-Optimist and certified MIT-card carrying engineer (which every good brewery needs!). Annette spent close to 20 years working as an environmental engineer before making the jump to a small brewery owner. Annette started crafting her brewing skills 10 years ago when she borrowed a few buckets from a friend, bought the necessary ingredients, and started to homebrew. It didn’t take long for Annette to get hooked, and for friends and family to start bugging her for beer! In 2007, Annette started taking brewing courses from the renowned Siebel institute in Chicago. In 2008, she completed Siebel’s World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology, while also doing an internship at Portsmouth-based Smuttynose. In mid-2010, Annette started pursuing her dreams full time, launching Throwback Brewery.
Nicole is the Head Marketer, Chief Realist and card-carrying M.B.A, handling marketing, technology, and lots of the ‘people stuff’. Before starting Throwback Brewery, Nicole homebrewed for 10 years, but now mostly dreams up new recipes for Annette to expertly craft. Nicole fell in love with craft beer almost 20 years ago while an undergraduate at Dartmouth college.
Annette & Nicole are backed up by a small, but passionate crew of part time helpers, consisting mostly of friends and family. The whole Throwback team is not just focused on local sourcing, sustainability, and green practices because it is the hip thing to do. Rather, we have spent most of our lives trying to support local farmers and reduce our carbon footprint. Being “green” is a passion of ours, and, as a result, it is simply part of our company’s DNA. Besides, we have always been slightly more geeky than hip anyway .