1. Where is your brewery?
San Diego, CA.
2. What was the first beer you had that made you realize craft beer was going to be a bigger part of your life?
Rogue Chocolate Stout. I remember it vividly.
3. What is your favorite style to brew and why?
The simpler the better. Brewing is though and has a lot going on. If I can avoid extra nuts and bolts, it's great.
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?
The Harlot. The Harlot is a Belgian Extra Pale Ale at 6% ABV and it is the first beer that we brewed at Society. It is desert island worthy (trust me).
5. What is your favorite music to listen to in the brewery?
Everything from bluegrass to death metal to country. We're an eclectic group.
6. Which other brewery has inspired you the most? Why?
It's hard to only name one. Probably Russian River Brewing Company. My pallet aligns with their flavor profiles really well. Additionally, I like their approach to beer and business.
7. Single hop beer - which hops are you using?
8. Where is your favorite place to get a beer after work and why?
Here at the tasting room. It's great to hang out with co-workers after the day is done. Plus, we've made good friends with our regulars and it's nice to catch up with them.
9. What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone who thinks they want to get into the craft beer industry?
Definitely work at a brewery for at least one year before you consider starting your own place.
10. Dogs or cats?