Craft Beer Is Our Passion

Founded in 1983 by Geoff Feltner, The Feltner Group is a family-owned, client focused insurance agency which has grown to specialize in several niche categories, including the craft beer industry.

Meet Our Team

  • Peter Feltner
    Agency Principal

    Peter went to college in New Hampshire where he became familiar with the craft beer scene as Red Hook and Smuttynose had established themselves in the mid-90’s. After working in and around the bar and restaurant industry as a server and bartender, Peter started to try new and different beers. A move to Colorado where he stayed involved in the hospitality business, and where the beer scene was taking off, really accelerated Peter’s passion for craft.

    He’s excited to see the industry’s ongoing growth and excited to be part of it from the insurance side. As the agency evolves from where his father Geoff started it back in 1983, Peter has made it a point to bring on carriers with specific craft programs. He wants the agency to be able to offer the best products to the craft brewers of New York and beyond.

  • Scott Newburge
    Agency Producer

    Much like Peter, Scott got hooked on craft early. While at Syracuse University for his undergraduate degree in sports broadcasting, he was lucky enough to bus tables at Empire Brewing Company. There he was indoctrinated to a world class hefeweizen… and the rest was history. Scott admits he spent a fair amount of time exploring wine and bourbon (the latter during a 3.5 year sojourn in Lexington, Kentucky), but came back to craft a few years ago. And he came back with a vengeance, learning all he could about proper cellaring of high ABV beers, gaining a deeper understanding of the brewing process and seeking out breweries and bottle shops on every road trip for work or with family. While Scott decided not to become a home brewer (he wants to stay married to his lovely wife of 12+ years), bottle shares have been known to regularly break out in the family kitchen, on the deck or in the basement in front of a ball game.