Our Crew


Greg Fagen

Founder

A Rochester area native with a passion for great beer. Greg has been homebrewing since 2013. As a graduate of RIT with a degree in Business Administration and a mind for Marketing, Greg has supported a world-wide Corporate technology leader as a Global Program Manager for the past 10 years. It’s this mindset that pushed him to take making beer to the next level and create something more.

Creating a business with purpose, a business that focuses on our people, our products and our profits in that order. This is how our company came about. The name – Something everyone can be and relate to…Heroes Brewing Company became a reality in 2016. It hasn’t been the smoothest road to get to his point, but it ended up the path that was meant for us.

I encourage everyone to embrace their inner Hero and do their part to make this world a better place for us all.


Marlene Fagen

Founder

Marlene’s experience spans years of customer service – from retail positions to administrative support. Responsibilities will include ensuring that our beer, food and our tasting room are exactly right today, tomorrow and every day. This is what drives her.

Event planning, ordering and reporting will be major parts of Marlene’s day to day. Focus for the taproom will be on the customer’s experience – always making it a good one.

When not working at the brewery, Marlene is a committed volunteer – working with organizations helping children, animals and our community.


Phil Boulanger

Brewmaster/Chief Financial Officer

Born in the small town of Sutton, Quebec, Canada; Phil has a passion, (bordering on obsession) for beer. After finding a dusty wine kit in his father’s attic and using it to make beer, he was hooked. He moved to the US in 1999 and has since travelled the country on beer pilgrimages to enjoy beers and even moved to Colorado for a period of time to chase the mountains and exploding beer scene there. As an undergraduate of SUNY Geneseo, Phil went on to Canisius College to earn his MBA in Finance. As a versatile Finance professional, Phil brings over 8 years of progressive FP&A, Pricing, and Accounting experience in both service and manufacturing industries to our team.

As a passionate home brewer you will always find 4 different beers on tap at all times. One of his greatest joys is sharing beers with family and friends that can satisfy any palate. Since 2015, Phil has won nearly 100 home brewing awards for his beers including 4 from National Competitions and 2 Best of Show Awards.

Phil lives in the Rochester, NY area with his wife and 2 children.