About Us

On the surface, Printer’s Ale Manufacturing Co. is a 20-barrel system production brewery & taproom based in Carrollton, Georgia. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find that PAMCo. closes the loop on a trajectory spanning more than 200 years (more on that below). We are brewing beer with the same precision and love for making things that our family has shared for generations—both as printers and as brewers. We are tinkerers, entrepreneurs, and dreamers. Allow us to introduce you to the family trades.

Our History

  • 1800

    Great-great-great grandfather and brewmaster Martin Fischer (born 1769) opens his own gasthaus in Brunau, Germany.

  • 1886

    Great-great grandfather Karl Ludwig Fischer closes the gasthaus and moves his family to Scranton, PA after stowing away on a ship to America.

  • 1911

    Great grandfather Philip John Fischer forms his own printing company in Scranton that is owned and operated by our family to this day.

  • 1982

    The family printing business expands to facilities in Carrollton, GA to service the record companies opening factories in the southern U.S.

  • 2017

    Greg Smith, the great-great-great grandson of Martin Fischer, comes full-circle (occupationally speaking) by opening Printer's Ale Manufacturing Company in Carrollton, GA.

Founders

  • Greg Smith
    founder & owner

    Greg is a 4th generation printer who missed out on the chance to move to Santa Cruz in 1991. Hopefully you’ll taste the beer, and be glad he didn’t. Greg grew up surrounded by the family trade—Never content to stay in his lane, Greg has been brewing since 1993. Ask him about his experiences starting various punk rock bands: He’ll seem cagey about the topic at first, but we suspect he may want to brag about it over a pint or two. Greg claims his favorite job of all-time was washing dishes at a Knoxville restaurant, because of the tightly-knit community that formed in the kitchen. We can only assume that his new gig at the brewery will prove to be a close second.

  • co-founder & managing partner
    Elliott Hall

    Elliott was born and raised in Georgia. He comes from a family of entrepreneurs and grew up helping with the family construction business. After college, he spent several years working in the Georgia alcohol industry and home brewing on the side, before helping to start Printer's Ale. When not at the brewery, he enjoys jogging, learning, and visiting breweries with his fiancé.

Brewers

  • head brewer
    Brian Quinn

    After graduate school, Brian started working at a few breweries in North Carolina. He left to study brewing science at the Siebel Institute and explore the brewing scene abroad. Being a brewer combines his love of science, history, and culinary arts. This allows him to explore unique flavor combinations and to reinterpret nearly forgotten beer styles. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and hunting leprechauns with his scrappy little beagle.

  • assistant brewer
    Nick Moran

    Nick comes from a large family in Tennessee. After a few years of college, he discovered his passion was in brewing beer. He began his career working for a couple of breweries in Tennessee & North Carolina, before making his way to Printer's Ale. When he's not working, you can probably find him on the disk golf course.