At Foolproof, we think about beer a bit differently. To us, beer is not just an alcoholic beverage but an experience that should be thoroughly savored and enjoyed. That’s why when we brew each beer, we think about specific life experiences and what style of beer would be absolutely perfect for that particular occasion. That’s how we came up with the concept of “experience-based brewing.” Each of our beers serves as a tribute to a sacred beer drinking experience—whether you’re watching a baseball game, relaxing at home on a rainy day, or just catching up with friends at the local pub, Foolproof’s goal is to create a unique and fulfilling beer experience for you. Cheers! And remember, it’s Your Life. Your Beer.
Nick Garrison | President & Founder
Like most people in the brewing industry, Nick started his career as an avid homebrewer. After only a few months of making his own tasty brews and even brewing all of the beer for his own wedding, Nick quickly realized that what started as a hobby had quickly spiraled into an obsession. Determined to turn his dream of owning his own brewery into a reality, Nick set out to put together a plan and a team. Four years later, Foolproof was born!
Steve Sharp | Head Brewer
Foolproof got their introduction to Steve as he hoisted a keg onto his shoulder and carried it down a flight of stairs. It didn’t take long before the team realized they could use a resident strongman at the brewery. But heavy lifting isn’t his only strength; Steve has been immersed in the craft beer movement in Rhode Island from the beginning, cultivating his passion along the way. With his flowing beard and years of experience serving, sampling, and occasionally homebrewing, Steve was an ideal fit for a brewing position. In a short time, Steve has climbed the ranks and now serves as Foolproof’s head brewer. He brings his enthusiasm for craft beer (and keg tossing) to work everyday.
Jay Nadeau | Packaging Manager
As a homebrewer since 2004, Jay periodically tried getting his foot in the door of the brewing industry. However, the timing was never quite right…until it was. Hoping to score some ingredients for the beer jerky he was making at home, he showed up to Foolproof as a volunteer on a packaging day and essentially never left. Jay spends his time eagerly learning ALL of the ins and outs of the canning line while focusing on producing the highest yields possible, keeping low-fills to a minimum, and reducing dissolved oxygen. As demand for Foolproof grew, so did Jay’s responsibilities, and within a few short months, he was on the brewing end of production too. Jay takes an enormous amount of pride in his casks; if you happen to sample off our beer engine, chances are good one of those crazy concoctions was his brain child. A few years in now, he still can’t express often enough how much he loves this job and being a part of this exciting industry.
Corry Salone (aka “Loud Sal”) | Brewer
Sal got his start at Foolproof like much of the team did – he showed up to volunteer on a packaging day and never left. Quickly realizing this was a place he wanted to work, he left the mountains of Wyoming and came back home to Rhode Island. Putting his passion for all things beer to work, Corry worked his way to the position of Brewer. Combining his love for beer and life outdoors, he brings a sense of adventure to the brewing side of things.