River Ambrosia was founded in 2007 to brew a fine local mead. We are producing in our Greenfield, MA facility (co-located at the Katalyst Kombucha brewing facility).
Our Scurvy Crew Consists of:
Neuroscientist, long-time homebrewer, marathoner, gardener,
triathlete, outdoorsman, and un-repentent schemer finally
broke free from his 15 years in the tech world to focus on Green
He has stood on the point on earth closest
to the sun (Chimborazo) and can walk on water (see photo).
Will is the founder of Katalyst Kombucha
and is rock climber, DJ, brewer, cyclist, and dog walker.
He is investing himself in the Greenfield community, and hopes
to see a thriving local economy and an all around great place to
Sam started making mead in 2005 in conjunction
with taking the Beekeeping course at Warm Colors Apiary with Master
Beekeeper Dan Conlon. Shortly after joining Katalyst Kombucha
in 2006, Sam helped establish Green River Ambrosia and took his
passion for mead making to a whole new level. Since their market
debut in 2007, the role of Head Brewer has constantly evolved
and taken on new dimensions. Sam has performed a leading role
in new projects, from renovating the meadery, researching and collecting
the best ingredients and equipment, to perfecting our very own
Ginger Libation. He is currently working very hard in his dual
role as Head Brewer for Green River Ambrosia and Katalyst Kombucha,
and finds time between brews to continue beekeeping alongside co-founder
Will Savitri. His mission in the coming years is to expand bottle
and keg production steadily to meet growing demand with products
of the highest quality.
Brendan grew up in Belchertown MA,
receiving most of his education from the Quabbin Reservoir and
the Earthlands Environmental Preserve in Petersham MA. He had been
an avid home brewer for years when he discovered that he was allergic
to gluten and could no longer drink his own beer. Disappointed
with gluten free beers and facing the prospect of giving up his
craft, he decided to do something completely different--and made
the first batch of Ginger Libation. After several trial runs to
refine the recipe (and many pints of ginger beer), Green River
Ambrosia asked him to come on as a partner in the company. Currently
he brews Libation and Mead, and enjoys the wilderness in the mountains
of Ashfield in his spare time.
Our newest partner lives in Hadley,
MA and does sales, community relations and also works production.
Sandy is very passionate about all of our work and is truly an
ambassador for our company. He plays jazz guitar at events
around our region. He is also a lover of our local agricultural
economy and raises organic free range organic chickens and keeps
geese and goats. Sandy has done various community projects and
is past president of WFCR and former board member of the Western
Mass Community Foundation and Western Mass Food Bank. He is our