About the Founder

Scott Vignola (@nhvbeerguy) has lived in New England most of his life. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he attended high school in Bethel, Connecticut and later earned a Bachelor's in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

After working in the retail and restaurant sectors in Boston for three years, he moved to Washington, D.C. where he gained small business experience as the Director of Operations at a local retail & e-commerce start-up. In 2007, he moved to Eugene, Oregon where he furthered his expertise and experience in small business operations—and with beer. In late-Summer 2010, he began Peace Corps service in Morocco as a Small Business Development Volunteer.

In May 2012, he returned from Morocco and moved to New Haven where he owns and operates Greater New Haven's only homebrewing & fermentation supply store: The Luck & Levity Brewshop.

His focus at the Brewshop centers on bringing people together in the timeless tradition of enjoying fermented foods and beverages. The shop's only motto is "Never pretentious or too serious."

While he has no pets, he welcomes dogs to the shop anytime.

He can be reached at the shop or via his e-mail address.