We’re passionate about what we brew. Get to know the creative force behind the legendary Reaver Beach Brewing Co. below.

Winston Percefull

Head Brewer

Winston has an extensive background in brewing innovative and quality beers. Prior to joining Reaver Beach in 2018, Winston held senior brewing positions at Origin Beer Lab and Center of the Universe Brewing Co. in Ashland, Va. He graduated from the American Brewers Guild Brewing Science & Engineering Program and is a member of the Master Brewers Association of America.

Josh Bennett

General Manager

Josh coordinates brewery operations and guides sales development for the brewery. He comes to Reaver with a diverse Restaurant background, working with full service, quick service, and multi unit brands. Josh is a Virginia Beach native that enjoys spending time with his son, barbecues in the summertime and is an avid beach bum during the summer months. Oh and he loves craft beer!

Shelby Godfrey

 Taproom Manager

Shelby has been a member of Team Reaver for 4 years. The
Cicerone Certified Beer Server and Virginia Beach native previously managed beer and wine tastings and merchandising for Grape and Gourmet.

Stu Kersting


Stu is in his fourth year of brewing professionally. Prior to joining the Reaver team in early 2019, he brewed for Boulevard Brewing Co. in Kansas City , MO. Stu is also a graduate of the American Brewers Apprenticeship program.

Justin MacDonald

Founder and Director of Brewing

Justin, along with his wife Kristin, founded Reaver Beach Brewing Co. in
2010. Since then, the brewery has become a leader of the region’s craft beer movement, pioneering the use of microflora and becoming the first to install and use a Coolship. Justin is also  a U.S. Air Force veteran. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Business Administration degree from Old Dominion University.

Jacob Riley

Taproom Customer Experience

Jacob is  dedicated to providing an outstanding experience with our craft beers. Born in Texas, he has been living in Virginia Beach since 2014.  Jacob is a Marine veteran and he enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, video games, gardening, jiu-jitsu, traveling and of course drinking craft beer.

Mark Adkins

Head Reaver

Mark is an avid craft beer champion, committed to producing quality beers and supporting the local community. He has a rich background in media, production environments, distribution and sales. Mark lived in several areas of Northern Virginia before joining the Reaver Team. He enjoys a great craft beer, fly fishing, golfing, painting and spending time with his family.