About: Jim Turturici, 
Co-Owner and Brewer
The long and short of it: 
Jim was born and raised in the California Bay Area and was professionally brewing beer before he was legally allowed to drink it.  Since Jim began his brewing career in 1992 at the Santa Cruz Brewing Company, he has transformed his passion in brewing into a lifelong respect for the industry.  Jim has brewed for Santa Cruz Brewing Company, Rock Bottom, Campbell Brewing Company, Uncommon Brewers and Uproar Brewery. It was at Campbell that Jim decided to enter his first beers into the GABF and came home with a gold medal for his Scottish Ale in 2013.  That same year, his Imperial Stout took home the silver medal at the World Beer Cup.  Then in 2014, his Barley Wine won a silver medal at the GABF.  Soon after, Jim and his Assistant Brewer, Char, decided it was time to do their own thing.  After much hard work, Bellpenny was born.  

Words to live by: “So you can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of football team or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least, you need a beer.”  Frank Zappa


About Char Boger
Co-Owner and Head Paper Pusher
The long and short of it: 
Char began her career in the craft beer industry in 2013, managing media for Dipsomania Inc., a well known craft beer restaurant group in the South Bay Area. As part of her role she managed ticket sales and media for The Beerwalk. In 2014 she met Jim at Campbell Brewing Company. They became fast friends and within a few months he put her on the payroll as an assistant brewer and the rest is a craft beer fueled history. 
Where I got smarter: The streets. Just kidding...University of Oregon
Hobbies: Marvel, Warriors Basketball, Mushroom hunting/hiking and Beer...Duh
Words to live by: "Always, do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."- Ernest Hemingway

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