Rising Star Brewer Rich DiLiberto of Round Guys Brewing Co. - Biography
Rich DiLiberto, along with most drinkers, learned to love beer in college. But a visit to Zeno’s Pub on Allen Street in State College, Pennsylvania, opened his eyes to the world of craft beer. And the inspiration never quite left him. DiLiberto worked in the pharmaceutical industry for the next 15 years, mastering process engineering, quality control, and marketing—skills that would prove invaluable in the next step of his career.
Partnering with Scott Rudich to open Round Guys Brewing Co. in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, in 2011, DiLiberto’s initial love of Maibock and Oktoberfest has expanded to include IPAs, stouts, and an enduring obsession with Belgian-style brews. The team made initial five-gallon batches in their garages, but in the Lansdale brew pub, DiLiberto and Rudich upped production seven-barrel batches. Beer lovers can drink Round Guys on tap at the pub and in some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants and bars. In 2013, he was awarded the Brewer Award for the 2013 Philadelphia Rising Stars.