The Team

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Josh Letourneau


Josh grew up in Rehoboth, MA where he wandered the woods looking for adventures. For his 21st birthday, his wife, Lindsay, got him his first home brewing kit; this began his lifelong passion of brewing. He graduated from the American Brewer's Guild in 2009 and immediately began brewing at Mayflower Brewing Co. in Plymouth, MA. Josh left Mayflower in 2011 to take the head brewer position at the then newly launching Grey Sail Brewing in Westerly, where he spent 6 years honing his craft. With the start of Shaidzon, Josh is looking forward to using his creativity to brew traditional and interesting beers alike, all inspired by brews he has enjoyed from across the globe.

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Chip Samson


Chip grew up in West Kingston on Fairgrounds Rd. just down the street from the Shaidzon Beer Co. site. In 2004, he moved out west to Colorado where he lived in Boulder and then Denver until returning to Rhode Island in 2016. Chip furthered his passion for well crafted beers in Boulder spending many Friday afternoons in the old Avery Brewing Co. tasting room and doing multiple brewery trips to Fort Collins. After moving to Denver, Chip knew he wanted to be involved in the beer world after thriving in a haven city for craft breweries. Chip and his wife, Molly, moved to Rhode Island and worked together with Josh, his wife, Lindsay, to form the plan for Shaidzon Beer Company.

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Aidan Keilty

Front of House Director

Aidan joined the Shaidzon team in the late Spring of 2022. Aidan grew up in Connecticut and attended the University of Vermont where he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After starting out in the tasting room, Aidan's dedication and talents quickly helped him rise to his current director position. Aidan’s knowledge and skillset come in handy in the handling of the tasting room and beer garden and he is known to pour a great beer with a smile. Aidan can often be found enjoying his favorite TV show to play in the tasting room, Ice Road Truckers.

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Skylar Demson


Meet Skylar, our passionate and seasoned brewer, whose journey from the towering mountains of Utah to the vibrant East Coast has brought a wealth of experience and an insatiable love for crafting exceptional beers. Hailing from the picturesque landscapes of Utah, Skylar discovered his love for brewing amidst the camaraderie of friends during his early twenties. A dedicated hiker and camper, Skylar's connection to nature reflects in every aspect of his life. After spending 30 years in the desert, Skylar is excited to explore the East with his Wife and their dog. Skylar's formal brewing education took root at the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, setting the stage for a career that spans both the West and East Coasts. His unwavering dedication to the craft led him to prominent roles at Uinta Brewing Co., Strap Tank Brewery, and Squatters and Wasatch, where he honed his skills and developed a profound understanding of the brewing process. Cheers to the craft, the passion, and the journey that brought Skylar and Shaidzon together.