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MEET THE MUDHEN BREW CREW

Learn About Crew Behind The Brew At Wildwood’s Destination Craft Brewery

MudHen Brewing Company

A Little About Tony...

Weizenbock. It wants to ferment hot but if you keep it cool and let it lager, it becomes deep in flavor. All of its unusual parts make it layered and fun…with a kick.

I made a tea with Elderflower to pitch into a Saison. The brewery smelled like Italian Meatballs, which freaked me out, but the beer luckily turned out to taste nothing like that.

In July of 2023 the island had a black out that lasted 15 hours at the brewery. We were 10 cases into a 100 case canning run and I was 5 minutes from flame out in the kettle. Literal nightmare.

The Beermuda Triangle thread on my phone consists of myself and two others in our county’s brewing community.

Fiber and coffee. Gotta start the new day off free from the day before.

I’m all Gemini. I have a twin sister. Enough said.

Tilly is our fluffy and very muppet like Goldendoodle.

Contemplative. Passionate. Present.

See answer to question #6, then family time.

TONY CUNHA

BREWMASTER

Born and raised in Cape May County. Graduate of Lower Cape May Regional HS. Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida. Lifetime student of the service industry. Homebrewer starting in 2011.

 

Assistant Brewer at Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant in King of Prussia, PA 2013-2015. Assistant Brewer at Sterling Pig Brewery in Media, PA 2015-2017. Brewmaster at MudHen Brewing Company 2017- current.

 

Tony is the husband of Katie and father of Tony III and June. As Lead Janitor he loves the day-to-day operations of the brewery. He finds the “striped collared” lifestyle of his position challenging and rewarding at every turn, the results of which he hopes is a tasty escape for those looking to enjoy life. Tony says, “Joy through beer is the essence of what we do.

 

bryan toland

LEAD brewer

Wildwood Catholic High School class of 2011. Graduate of Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH class of 2015. Bachelor’s degree in marketing with a Minor in Sports Management. Four-year member of the SNHU Penmen Division II nationally ranked baseball team

 

Longtime team member of Sciarra Restaurant Group

-OG delivery driver for Poppi’s Brick oven Pizza & Kitchen upon their opening alongside legend Uncle George Summer 2014

-Moved up in the ranks to Food Runner at Dogtooth Bar & Grill Summer 2015

-Moved to Wilmington, NC 2015

 

Returned to Wildwood, NJ, and Sciarra Restaurant Group in 2019 as a Bartender at MudHen Brewing Company

-Bar Manager Summer 2021

-Brewery Assistant / Sales Representative September 2021

-Lead Brewer January 2024

 

A Little About Bryan...

Double IPA. I like to live dangerously.

I’d rather not say, next question please.

“God made beer because he loves us and wants us to be happy.”

-Benjamin Franklin”

Coffee and sunshine on morning walks with Chase.

Also eggs.

Chase. 8 year old yellow lab mix from the swamps of South Carolina…He’s a good boy.

Loyal, Tough, Kind.

Long bike rides with my girlfriend Maegan along the coastline of our beautiful southern NJ barrier island, The Wildwoods.

A Little About Andrew...

Gruit so people would leave me alone.

My brain is racing with ideas right now, but it would be some over the top IPA style beer named Hopcorn Gun after the legendary Popcorn Gun from the Killer Klowns From Outer Space movie.

Yes, an entire zoo. Contact me for admission price discounts.

andrew slabinski

assistant brewer

From the wintry land of the 26th state where frozen hockey ponds and ice fishing holes run a plenty and the pines rise high enough to kiss the stars, young baby Andrew was born on a cold December evening. After many toe drags and coney dogs, a Faygo drinking boy that grew into a Two Hearted drinking man, decided it was time to adventure out to the Golden State where he grew his hunger for the multifarious art of home brewing. 

 

Following some success, and drinking some of the failures, he decided to go work for The Lion & The Bear to try and sharpen his mash paddle a little more finely. After falling madly in love with a beautiful woman, they moved their happy little family to the always highly regarded state of New Jersey. 

 

On the joyous journey to find a great beer in his new town, a now much older (and much wiser, well, a little wiser) Drew found a beer as delicate as a flower. It made him have a strong desire to work for this brewery that has been producing liquid gold. The brewery was Mudhen. The rest is history.

colin o'brien

director of distribution

Colin grew up in Connecticut without a trust fund,  and his connection to Cape May County began in the early 1980s when his family started spending summer vacations in Stone Harbor. Colin and his wife Lynn moved to Cape May Court House in 2013. Colin’s professional life has been a nationwide journey. In the early 2000s, he pursued a career in golf, earning an associate degree in Golf Course Management. 

 

He was a Golf Professional for twelve years in Arizona and Vermont, where he learned to homebrew beer. In 2013, Colin left the golf industry and moved to Cape May County, pursuing a career in craft beer. He worked for 7 Mile Brewery and has successfully sold craft beer, wine, and spirits for local brands and a NJ distributor over the past eight years.

 

In January 2023, Colin became MudHen’s Director of Sales & Distribution. Although his main tasks are outside the building, he enjoys the creative collaborations and teamwork with his colleagues at MudHen Brewing. To ensure he remains a valued member of the Brew Crew, Colin constantly subjects himself to “quality control” tests of all the MudHen beers.

 

A Little About Colin...