Rich Mak


Meet Rich, our Founder! You will often find him on a ladder, or a scissor lift, under a tank, or with at least one tool in his hand, building something from scratch. If you don’t see him like that, then you can find him over on the cornhole boards perfecting his toss! Rich’s favorite beer is highly hopped IPA’s and he has a passion for kite surfing. Rich wanted to start BCB after moving to this area to find there was a need for a cool, fun place you could go and gather and we sure our glad he did!

Rich Mak holding a beer, standing in front of the tap wall

Sarah Mak


Meet Sarah, our official curtain puller and owner! She is our tech guru, updates our website, handles our book keeping and a lot of the behind the scenes day to day business! Sarah has a passion for stand up paddle boarding and says the coolest place she’s ever boarded was the canals of Venice! In her (minimal) spare time she is also an adjunct professor teaching assistive technology classes.

Sarah Mak holding a beer, standing in front of the self serve wall
Sara Thomas standing in front of the self serve wall holding a 4 pack of cucumber melon gose and a 4 pack of dry humor cider

Sara Thomas

general manager

Meet Sara, our BCB General Manager. You’ll often find her snapping photos for social media, booking events, designing swag, can labels and more. She joined the BCB team after spending a decade planning large scale alcohol and food festivals all over the East Coast. She also handles our Wholesale Beer Sales and booking of live music! Outside of the taproom she has a passion for fun socks, traveling & pizza ... always pizza! 

Jim Wagner standing in front of greenery

Jim Wagner

head brewer

Meet Jim, our Head Brewer! Jim has been brewing professionally since 1999 and has won medals at both the GABF and World Beer Cup. Outside of brewing Jim enjoys playing poker, well not just playing but winning! His favorite food is Mexican, specifically carnitas and his favorite beer all depends on the season, his mood and the brewer who brews it!

Beth Vita

Assistant brewer

Meet Beth, our assistant brewer and taproom manager. She is the inspiration behind our gluten free beers, ciders, seltzers & wine/beer hybrid. Beth is passionate about inclusivity within the beer community and is a member of the Pink Boots Society. She keeps the taproom in tip top shape and can be found behind the bar at lunch giving the best beer/food pairing recommendations. When she is not brewing, you’ll find her watching Law & Order: SVU. Her one request is that “you bring all of your dogs here all of the time”.

Beth Vita holding CEAL Team Gluten free 4 packs and wearing a GF AF t shirt

Phoenix 5

brewery cat

Meet Phoenix 5, brewery cat, overnight security & welcoming committee. Phoenix aka Feeny joined the BCB team in fall of 2019 through the Baltimore County Working Cats Program. According to the program she was too terrified of people to be adopted into a home but needed a place to find shelter & food. We took her in to help keep our warehouse in tip top shape and it only took her about a week to come out of her shell (we think they judged her too quickly because she sure isn't afraid of people). You'll often see her perched up on the brewhouse steps or when it is slow you might catch her wandering around the taproom.