Dave Skonieczka grew up on the Erie. In 1981, while living in Colorado, he became interested in home brewing and brewed his first batch of beer. He makes beer and wine on a regular basis from the many beer ingredients and wine kits that he has in stock. Dave says, The more I learn about beer or wine making the less I realize I actually understand. The great aspect of beer, wine, and mead making is the interaction of the ingredients necessary to produce a desired result.