Cosmic Siesta IPA                 06605 Pale Ale               Empirical Evidence Imp. IPA

    Gray Matter Grisette                     DDH Turbidity Lucidity IPA                 Chocolate Stout                Pedro El Negro


Peter Cowles, Founder/CEO/Chief Beer Scientist

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 with over 40 different styles of beer, mead and cider. Accomplishments include 15 medals from the NHC first and second round competitions 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 three of Heartland's New York City restaurants for a month. Along with 25+ years of marketing and business strategy experience and an MBA from The Stern School at NYU, he brings a creativity and energy to the Lab that will result in some  of the most creative, flavorful and well-made beers available. Anywhere!

Tara Kasaks Cowles, Founder/COO

As the COO, Tara provides day to day management for Aspetuck Brew Lab. She has extensive marketing experience and an MBA from the Columbia Business School. Prior to starting Aspetuck Brew Lab, she worked in New York City and Boston on brand strategy, advertising, packaging design and retail environments. Tara has worked for a local non-profit for the last several years in marketing and fundraising and has enjoyed working with the community and learning more about the history of the area. Starting a business has always been a goal. Tara and Peter live in Fairfield with their two sons, Ryan and Pierce.