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Interview with Matthew Sebastionelli, 2016 March 11
This interview, conducted by Gregory Hargreaves, took place in the office of Matthew Sebastionelli at River City Cannery, located at 6660 Santa Barbara Road Elkridge, Maryland 21075. Sebastionelli discusses his background in a military family, and early career in firefighting. An injury on the job forced Sebastionelli to reconsider his career options, a process that led him into the craft brewing industry. Lacking sufficient capital and expertise to open a brewery, Sebastionelli decided to try an innovative business model providing mobile canning services for craft breweries. Sebastionelli discusses the challenges of getting his business off the ground, which involved skills development, industry networking, and extensive assistance from his wife and business partner Ashley Sebastionelli. Sebastionelli has enjoyed considerable success with his business, such that he has expanded its offerings to include packaging brokerage services and co-manufacturing, co-packaging services for alcoholic and non-alcoholic craft beverage industries.
Matthew Sebastionelli (1984) is Founder and Co-Owner of River City Cannery and Lucky Clover Packaging. Born into a military family in Arizona, Sebastionelli grew up in a variety of locations, but considers Olympia, Washington his hometown. He enterd into firefighting out of high school, and served for thirteen years before an injury caused hiim to reconsider his career. An interest in home brewing lead him to the craft brewing industry, and the development of the mobile canning business River City Cannery, and its subsidary business lines Lucky Clover Packaging and Craft Pack contract manufacturing and packaging, based in Elkridge, Maryland.
Beer industryCanning and preserving--Equipment and suppliesBrewing industry--Technological innovationsSmall business--PlanningSmall business--EmployeesNew business enterprises--PlanningBeer cansBeer--PackagingNon-alcoholic beverage industryDiversification in industryBusiness--PhilosophyEntrepreneurship--MarylandSmall business--MarylandBrewing industry--MarylandBeer industry--Quality control
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Beer and craft brewing oral history interviews (Accession 2016.287)
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