1. Where is your brewery?
2. What was the first beer you had that made you realize craft beer was going to be a bigger part of your life?
Dogfish head Indian Brown Ale
3. What is your favorite style to brew and Why?
Double IPA, I am truly a hop head - the more hops the better
4. If you were stranded on an island (with a working refrigerator that automatically replenished itself) and you could only have one beer for the rest of your life in that fridge, which would it be?
Firestone Walker Pale 31
5. What is your favorite music to listen to in the brewery?
I love listening to Ray Lamontayne while I brew, just easy going music
6. Which other brewery has inspired you the most? Why?
Dogfish Head Brewery. I worked for them for a while, but even before I worked there I was so amazed at their creativity and their fearless approach to ingredients in beer. I have always looked up to Sam as a business man and super creative individual.
7. Single hop beer – which hops are you using?
We do a Single hop IPA series called Lupulin Lab IPA. We have done a bunch of them but my favorite so far has been a hop called Bravo, really citrus forward and lovely floral flavors.
8. Where is your favorite place to get a beer after work and why?
I love this local bar called 5 Walnut. It’s actually a wine bar, but they have an awesome beer menu and really cool old school music every night. Always a good time
9. What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone who thinks they want to get into the craft beer industry?
I think it is important to really think about why you want to be a brewer. It’s not a glamorous job, its alot of hard work, and not that well paying. But if you love it and know what you are getting yourself into there is nothing like being able to sit at a bar drinking what you made with your own hands and watching others around you enjoy something you did.
10. Dogs or cats? Dog
DOGS DOGS DOGS... I’m allergic to cats