What makes this man tick? What does he look for on his beer ops team? And who the fuck is Electric Six? Questions. So many questions. Actually, just ten.
Taking the bottom valve off of a kettle full of 150 degree water. I would advise against doing that.
1) Attention to detail 2) Insatiable love of craft beer 3) The ability to lift seventy-five pounds.
Music would finally be something you could taste.
I learned as an assistant brewer at Rock Bottom in Warrenville, IL and Denver, CO. Kevin Reed, Van Havig, John McClure, Kevin Marley, Pete Crowley, Scott O'Hearn, Eric Sorensen, Marty Mendiola, Barnaby Struve and Chris Boggess to name a few.
Chicago Craft Beer Week 2012. After nearly a year without brewing, it was great to finally put our beer in folks' hands. Being surrounded by new and old friends, family, other brewers and supporters at events was very rewarding.
Obviously the local craft scene is growing by leaps and bounds, but it's also great to see other reputable craft brands like Deschutes, Lagunitas, Oskar Blues and Gigantic (among others) in our market. The craft beer scene in Chicagoland gets bigger and better every year and I'm proud to be a part of it. That being said, I often hear reference to the "microbrew fad". We can lose converts as quickly as we created them if we don't continue to focus on quality and support each other.
Walking the streets of the oppressed villages of Champaign, Normal and Evanston, seeing Bob Marley flags proudly displayed on condo verandas and hearing "Redemption Song" alongside the fevered chants of fraternity members shouting "Don't tread on me, bro!"
Chief of Pediatrics, Cedar Sinai.