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Rosemarie Certo
Rosemarie Certo

Rosemarie Certo

Dock Street Brewing Co.

Philadelphia, PA USA

"The real question is, do I want to realize my dream or someone else's dream?"

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Rosemarie's work combines: Entrepreneurship, Food, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life


I brew beer and am one of the first women in the mostly male dominated craft beer industry.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

  • Graduate Degree

    Moore College of Art and Design

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    She graduated from school with a literature and philosophy degree.

  • 2.

    Taught for two years after college, but after the first year, she was already burnt out.

  • 3.

    From there, she went into corporate industrial photography, which she really excelled in.

  • 4.

    She and her then-partner would throw frequent dinner parties, and their distaste for most beers led them to start homebrewing.

  • 5.

    Says that all good businesses start as a simple little idea, and their success depends on the passion behind that idea.

  • 6.

    Calls her job "alchemy": she takes water, hops, yeast and malt, and she turns them into liquid gold.

  • 7.

    Her little brewery has become a nationally-acclaimed base camp for beer lovers.

  • 8.

    Says the best part of brewing is that not only does it make her happy, but her product also truly makes her customers happy.