JIM VARELA

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Jim was born and raised in Merrimack, NH, graduating from Merrimack High School in 2010, and Rivier University in Nashua in 2015, where he was awarded the Scholar Athlete of the Year.

He accepted a position at Iron Heart Canning Company, a role which brought him into the craft beer industry. Jim then began home brewing in the spring of 2015 and continuously seeks out opportunities to enhance his knowledge of the craft beer industry and the brewing process.

Growing up in New Hampshire, Jim has always enjoyed all that the Live Free or Die state has to offer. He spends his free time camping, hiking, fishing, snowboarding, as well as playing lacrosse and football.

Jim is currently the Varsity Boy’s Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Merrimack High School; a position he is proud to hold because it allows him to give back to his hometown community.  Above all of these things, Jim finds the greatest pleasure in sharing stories with close friends and family over a few beers.