Rosemarie Certo

Rosemarie Certo


Dock Street Brewing Co.

Philadelphia, PA USA

The real question is, do I want to realize my dream or someone else's dream?


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Rosemarie Certo


My road in life has been direct.
She graduated from school with a literature and philosophy degree.
Taught for two years after college, but after the first year, she was already burnt out.
From there, she went into corporate industrial photography, which she really excelled in.
She and her then-partner would throw frequent dinner parties, and their distaste for most beers led them to start homebrewing.
Says that all good businesses start as a simple little idea, and their success depends on the passion behind that idea.
Calls her job "alchemy": she takes water, hops, yeast and malt, and she turns them into liquid gold.
Her little brewery has become a nationally-acclaimed base camp for beer lovers.
Says the best part of brewing is that not only does it make her happy, but her product also truly makes her customers happy.
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High School
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Moore College of Art and Design



I brew beer and am one of the first women in the mostly male dominated craft beer industry.

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