Megan Parisi

Head Brewer, Samuel Adams Downtown Boston Taproom

Boston Beer Company

In a career spanning two decades, Megan Parisi (she her) has had the fortune of brewing at several breweries, including Cambridge Brewing Co in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and overseeing brewery buildouts and commissionings at Bluejacket in Washington, D.C., Wormtown Brewery in Worcester, Massachusetts, and at her current home as head brewer of the Sam Adams Downtown Boston Taproom. Her first several years at Sam Adams were spent running the nano-scale component of their research and development and new product development program. Megan has also served as a Great American Beer Festival® and World Beer Cup® judge since 2010.

In 2011, Megan spearheaded the first known collaboration brew featuring all women brewers. “Project Venus” brought Megan together with Laura Ulrich of Stone Brewing and Whitney Thompson of Victory Brewing Co for this groundbreaking project. She previously served on the board of directors of the Pink Boots Society and has been a regular invited presenter at the Kiesbye Braumeister Camp in Austria. Megan has passed the IBD General Certificate in Brewing & Packaging and earned the Professional Brewers Certificate from the University of California, Davis.