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They haven ’ t decided the complete starting lineup but have “ settled down ” on several including : SuMo Double IPA , D-Lite Blonde Ale and PT Brewser . The names are abbreviations of longer titles : SuMo is for the hops , Summit and Mosaic , D-Lite for Delightful Lite and PT for Peach Tea .
The brewery partners were on different paths before discovering their passion for brewing beer . Albanese , 39 , grew up in Massachusetts where he attended Salem State College and earned a degree in journalism . After graduation he moved to California where he began dating Anderson ’ s sister , Amelia , whom he married in 2010 . He is currently a business and politics writer for India-West , an Indian print and online newspaper .
Anderson , 36 , graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in applied math . The home brewing experience led him to bartending . He ’ d worked behind the plank at many bars and restaurants in the South Bay for eight years before the pandemic forced him to find another trade . He currently works in hazard waste disposal .
Asked if he ’ s looking forward to getting back to beverage service , Anderson replied he ’ s “ definitely looking forward to it . And I ’ ll enjoy it more selling my own beer .”
According to Albanese , he and Anderson will initially continue with their day jobs and handle brewery duties in their off hours . When the operation is in full swing , they look forward to a full-time commitment to the brewery .
The prospect of a new micro-brewery in Gilroy will certainly bring a collective “ cheers ” from South County beer aficionados and casual fans alike . After all , how could it be bad ?
For updates on the brewery and its opening date , visit instagram . com / settledownbeer or settledownbeer . com .
MAIN IMAGE : Co-founders Robert Anderson and Giovanni Albanese keep the brew flowing at a recent downtown Gilroy “ Gourmet Alley ” public social . TOP RIGHT : the Settle Down Beer team pose during a quick break in the action at Gourmet Alley . NEXT : Anderson and Albanese have turned a love for craft beer and hobby into a budding business . The pair plans for a grand opening of their establishment this Fall in downtown Gilroy . NEXT : Beer conversations are not what they used to be as more beer lovers turned beer connoisseurs share the intricacies of composition , color , flavor , and all other things beer . NEXT : Anderson and Albanese enjoy one of their almost 400 custom creations to date . Beer can be hard work ... but afterall , its beer . Cheers !
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