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.

Founder

  • Founder & Owner
    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.

Brewers

  • Josh Watterson
    Brewmaster
    Josh Watterson

    Josh Watterson is an accomplished and award-winning Brewmaster with over a decade in the industry. After finishing his degree in Business Administration at Boise State University he attended the World Brewing Academy spending time at both the Seibel Institute in Chicago and the Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany. There he received his diploma in “International Brewing Technology” and set his sites on building his career in beer. He worked for both Owen Roe and Fausse Piste Wineries before being accepting a position at Bridgeport Brewing in Portland, OR. After Portland he ran operations for Brasserie Saint James in 2011 for over 6 years and then later help build a destination brewery located in the Hill Country outside Austin, TX. After creating an award-winning lineup and beer portfolio Josh was lucky enough to cross path’s with Greg Smith (Owner at Printer’s Ale) and a mutual respect and admiration led to an opportunity to join the team and Josh couldn’t be more thrilled. If you find yourself in Josh's presence be sure to geek out about beer with him, he loves it!

  • David Burton
    Brewer
    David Burton

    David has had his hand in nearly every aspect of the company. Bartending, Managing, Social Media-ing, Game Nights, and Brewing, David is a valuable Printer's Ale member for many reasons. Filled with golden smiles and a love for beer, he games and reads and reads and games. And brews beer. Delicious beer.

Taproom

  • Matt Tapley
    Taproom Manager
    Matt Tapley

    Matt is one of the original staff members at Printer's Ale! You may recognize him as the Saturday Bartender but Matt decided it was time to level up!
    Everything from brewery tours to taproom event planning Matt handles it all. He's a go-getter and we couldn't be more happy to have Matt in the Printer's Fam.

  • Jessica Wasson
    Graphic Designer
    Jessica Wasson

    Jessica takes things and makes them pretty. Originally from Wichita, Kansas Jessica has made her way to the South much to her surprise. She keeps clicking her heels to go home but ends up at the brewery---and she's not mad about it. If you find yourself enjoying a Taproom sign or a funny social media post, you have Jessica to thank. If you find yourself finding typos, well, you can also thank Jessica.

Territory Managers

  • Parker Maples
    Atlanta Territory Manager
    Parker Maples

    Originally from beautiful Tennessee, Parker knows what he's doing and he isn't afraid to prove it. When it comes to craft beer, Parker has had years of experience in selling and drinking beautiful beer. If you are in the Atlanta area and find yourself in need of Printer's at your favorite spot, Parker is your guy.

  • Dylan Beaumont
    West Georgia Territory Manager
    Dylan Beaumont

    Dylan might be a familiar face for Carrollton folks! After kicking ass as our Taproom Manager, Dylan has leveled up. Dylan's customer service skills, love for Printer's Beer, and his general beer knowledge is nearly unmatched. Dylan is a good dude with a great attitude and he can't wait to see where Printer's goes from here. If you're in the West Georgia area and need anything at all, Dylan is more than glad to help you.