Scott Rudich and Rich DiLiberto founded Round Guys Brewing Company in 2012. Round Guys Brewing Company opened up the same year as other regional breweries including notables Free Will Brewing Co, Tired Hands Brewing Co, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co, and Forest & Main Brewing Co. According to Rudich, the impetus for starting a brewery came from a late night conversation he had with his founding partner, “either we start a band or we open a brewery, and considering we can’t play instruments, I think the former is out.”
Prior to opening Round Guys, Rudich and DiLiberto spent a couple of years perfecting their craft via homebrew competitions. Take for instance, the Original Slacker English Style Brown Ale, which originated via a beer the two men brewed that took second in the 2010 Yards Clone Competition.