John Bryce

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Charlottesville, VA


John Bryce is a brewer, entrepreneur, and lover of all things technical brewing. He built his first brewery (Blacksburg Brewing Co.) on a shoestring budget in 2002 and his career continued at several Virginia breweries, including Capitol City, Old Dominion, and Starr Hill. John Bryce graduated from Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei (VLB) in 2008.

Since 2014, John has operated as an independent consultant (Bryce Brewing Co.), helping many breweries launch, expand, optimize processes, train staff, etc. In 2015, he also took on contract work with The Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA), where he has filled various roles, such as developing opportunities within the craft brewing industry, developing craft brewers focused programs and content (Ask The Brewmasters, Tech Tips, webinars, etc.), supporting MBAA’s course offerings and annual conferences, supporting MBAA’s districts & district leaders, committees (Technical, Food Safety, Brewery Safety, Higher Education, Executive, Webinar, etc.) & committee chairs, enhancing member value, and various outreach activities, including countless presentations at MBAA district meetings. John is the voice of the Master Brewers Podcast, which he built and produces soup to nuts.

In 2014, he (and three other guys with day jobs) built The Lupulin Exchange to help brewers navigate the secondary hop market. Together, via Bryce Pappas, LLC, John and his business partner, Jesse Pappas, participate as owners and/or managers in various brewing industry ventures, including Sinkland Farms Brewery, Solace Brewing Co., Blacksburg Brewing Co., and The Lupulin Exchange.


Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei (VLB)
Berlin, Germany
Certified Brewmaster, 2008

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
B.S. Business, 2001