Matthew Curling - Owner / Brewmaster

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Matt's passion for brewing and the craft beer industry started years ago as a hobby in his garage. Now he spends all of his time surrounded by beer, covered in yeast and hops in his hometown, Roswell. When he's not immersed in beer related activities, Matt enjoys music, video games, and KBBQ.

Favorite Beer Style: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Stephen Ferrell - Brewer / Cellarman

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Originally from New Orleans, Stephen is a New Orleans Saints fan and a South Carolina gamecock fan. Stephen enjoys traveling, gardening and hiking with his wife and dog. 

Favorite Beer Style: Milk Stout


Lauren Curling - General Manager

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Lauren's passion for the beer industry started with assisting Matt with homebrewing on the weekends. That quickly grew into traveling to beer destinations, bottle shares, finding beer festivals locally and out of state, and attending seminars such as the Craft Brewers Conference. Outside of the beer world, Lauren enjoys sewing and hanging out with her two huskies and three cats.

Favorite Beer Style: Gose and Berliner-Weisse


Jeff Zielinski - Tasting Room Manager

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Jeff comes to Variant after spending the past three years as a manager for a Virginia craft brewery. He has over 20 years of restaurant experience and brought his training and hospitality skills to the brewery to create a guest first atmosphere. He and his wife Jen are new Georgia residents and when he is not at the brewery, Jeff enjoys meditation, podcasts, walking his dogs and visiting other local breweries.

Favorite Beer Style: Porter