I always knew I wanted to find a craft for a profession. Out of high school, while I was applying to trade schools, I started work as a busser in a local brewery. Seeing what the brewers were doing, I convinced them to let me wash the kegs for them and my brewing career was off.
I would still be working in a trade. My father is a carpenter and my grandfather was an elevator technician, so I am bound to be building and creating.
My first memory of beer would be my father drinking Coors Light when camping at Smith Reservoir with my family.
The palette of the staff members. Tasting the beer throughout the process, and batch to batch, gives the most detailed understanding of the beer.
I never pick favorite beers. There is a time and a place for every beer. However, I will normally be ordering whatever is light and sessional.
Anything light and drinkable, it ain't a good beer unless you ask for another.
My dream is to perform the technique called “Parti-gyle”. This involves using as much malt as the vessels will handle and making two beers from one mash.
Why not all three? I match the music to the beer I am brewing or I put the music on shuffle.
X-box, purely because most of my friends have one. I like all game consoles.
Pants! Always! Safety first in the brewery.
Chuck Norris is judging you.
Shiner Bock, Coors Light
Utilitarian pants with lots of pockets, work boots and a beer T-shirt.
Random Mexico vacation tank top, cargo shorts, and brown Birkenstocks
Taste Tickler (chicken teriyaki sub) and Du's Grill (chicken and beef)
Paul’s Boutique - Beastie Boys, Metamodern Sounds of Country Music - Sturgill Simpson
Leatherman Multi tool, and my cell phone aka google and the internet
Nunchucks. I’m team Michelangelo
I'm always more focused on with whom, and where, I'm drinking beer. So the best beers are beers with friends on the beach on new years, or on a dirt road in the woods with my Dad.