Terence grew up on the south shore of Long Island in the postcard town of Sayville. Summers spent gardening, fishing,clamming, crabbing and cooking with his grandfather was the start of his love of all things food and beer. It also helped that after cleaning the last flounder and patching up the cuts from pulling up razor clams with our feet, Dud would sneak a Coors Light to his grandson. It’s not the most crafty beer in the world but the seed had been planted. After getting into the restaurant industry at the ripe age of 15, Terence worked his way through washing dishes, bussing and waiting tables, to managing. The realization of his love of all things craft beer crystallized during this time. His sister and her now husband were both working at Bluepoint Brewery during it’s meteoric rise to craft beer stardom. Growlers were often brought home for sampling. A few years later while working at the legendary Mirabelle and Mirabelle Tavern in Stony Brook, a once in a lifetime opportunity was presented. His mentor was taking a job in New York City, leaving the well tended beer list without a shepherd. He jumped at the chance, bringing the list from 80 to 120 beers, hosting dinners and pairings, and bringing beer recognition to a historically wine centered location. When his time at Mirabelle was finished he moved on to hosting independent events and jobs as beer director for The Riverhead Project and currently Brewology. Terence now lives in Wading River with his girlfriend Nicole, and their four children, Philomena, Lucy, Fransico, and Wallace.