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Meet the Crew


Eric Berzins founded Fort Hill in Easthampton partly for the city's delicious, environmentally protected water, but largely because he was enamored with the community's friendliness and sense of welfare that everyone under Mt. Tom shows.

Eric enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and yoga.




Start a brewery, they said. It will be fun, they said.
— Eric

Tim Juul is our Assistant Brewer extraordinaire, a job he describes as “hooking up hoses.” He hails from Western NY, but now resides in Amherst. An avid homebrewer and craft enthusiast, he was hard-pressed to limit his favorite beers to the following list: Bourbon County Stout, Easy Jack, Hera Pils, Rauchbier, Ithaca Flower Power, Brew Free or Die IPA, and Southern Tier Pumking. A former motocross racer, he also makes his own biodiesel. 


As Ice Cube would say, today was a good day.
— Tim

Aaron Sparko has been a Production Assistant at the brewery since 2015. Aaron was born and raised in Easthampton, and still lives in the city today with his family. He loves spending time with his kids and hiking. His favorite Fort Hill brew is the Hera Pils. 


Odel and Luna are the resident brewery pups. They enjoy tennis balls, treats and barking! Be sure to say hi when you see them! 

— Odel & Luna