OUR BREWERY

WHAT’S THE STORY?

2 Silos Brewing Company, located on the 8-acre Farm Brew LIVE Campus in Prince William County VA, is a premier destination brewery in the Northern Virginia area.

2 Silos Brewing Co. story started in 2014 at a backyard Labor Day BBQ.  It was where our Co-Founders and longtime friends, Marcus Silva & Forrest Morgan, shared their ideas on craft beer, customer service, quality, and hospitality over a few of Forrest’s recipes. It was here that the vision to create great beer and the regions premier destination brewery campus was born.

2 Silos Brewing Co. is independently owned, small, and uses traditional brewing methods and ingredients. The facility houses our canning and kegging operation as well as our quality assurance lab.

Officially opening October 25th, 2017, 2 Silos Brewing Co. has made its mark at Innovation Park in Manassas, VA – 5 miles from historic old town Manassas.

Meet the Team

MARCUS SILVA

Principal and Chairman of 2 Silos Brewing Co.

Marcus Silva is the Principal and Chairman of 2 Silos Brewing Co.  He brings a diverse background and skill set that encompasses asset management, marketing, design development and operations.

Over the past twenty years, he has built a family of companies ranging from construction management and development to hospitality, food and beverage.  Marcus can best be described as an imagineer and is the creative force behind the design and development of Farm Brew LIVE at Innovation Park, the backdrop to our 2 Silos brewery facility.

Marcus lives in northern Virginia with his wife and partner in all things, Colette, and their two children, two dogs, a turtle and a hamster.  Marcus is an alumni of George Mason University and served in the United States Air Force.

FORREST MORGAN

Co-Founder & Head Brewmaster

Forrest’s primary role includes overseeing all aspects of brewery operations and recipe development but has also been known to serve as janitor, bartender, technician, & an overall nice guy.  Mr. Morgan has a background in mechanical engineering, graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, before converting to brewer  (and mad scientist)- in pursuit of his craft beer vision.

Known as the “old soul” in the company – and at home, Forrest and wife Jackie are also proud parents of little Madeline and a baby on the way. With his unusually long arm span of over 6 feet, Forrest can (and does) hug the brewery’s hop back frequently.

He has hand-selected his brewery production team to turn his vision into reality, which accounts for over 30+ years of production and QA experience.

ASHTON HILDRETH

General Manager

Ashton has lived in Northern Virginia for 40 years, the last 21 residing in the Bristow, VA area. At the age of 21 he started his hospitality career with Outback Steakhouse and proceeded to work 17 years with them, 10 of which spent as a Managing Partner at the Centreville, VA location. He then moved on to become Chef and Culinary Director for Stone’s Cove Kitbar, in Herndon,VA for 9 years. An avid sports fan, especially wrestling and college football, Ashton looks forward to spearheading the Pour House at 2 Silos Brewing Co.

NELSON GARCIA

Head Sous Chef

Nelson was previously the Executive Chef at Kona Grill in Arlington, VA., and has over 20 years’ experience in the restaurant industry. He has a great deal of experience opening restaurants and contributing to their success. Born and raised in El Salvador, he moved to the U.S. after he finished his schooling in 2005 and first got into the restaurant industry as a dishwasher. Since then, he has been awarded and recognized multiple times for his dedication and hard work. He’s married and has two sons and, in his spare time, enjoys taking his two boys to the park to play soccer. Nelson also enjoys traveling with his family to the beach, as long as he’s kept firmly on the ground while doing so, and away from ships and airplanes.

ERICA DAVIDSON

Quality Assurance

Erica enjoys all things earthy! From her degree in Horticulture from Virginia Tech, to creating and running a water quality lab with Culpeper County, to craft beer lab technician for the past three years, she has a true passion for the science and safety of the industry. Erica has received her Beer Server Certification from Cicerone Certification Program and graduated the Beer Quality and Analysis Series at Oregon State University. Known by co-workers as a friend to all animals, including her two cats, Erica is also considered the “adventurer.”  When not donning the lab coat in the Quality Assurance Lab, she can be found out in nature, exploring on her bike or gardening. In fact, Erica dreams of traveling the world sampling beers along the way and writing about her experiences from the uniqueness of a custom camper-van.

ELLIOT KIEMEL

Brewer/Cellar

MICHAEL SCHEETZ

Cellar

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CHRIS FOLEY

Assistant General Manager

DIEGO FEBRES

Assistant Manager