Carli Smith

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What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry?

I’m the brewmaster at Bold Missy Brewery in Charlotte, N.C. I started in the beer industry as a hostess at a brewpub at age 16. In college I worked as a hostess at Gordon Biersch. Our brewer was in between assistants and needed help on a temporary basis. I fell in love with brewing and wouldn’t leave. I moved from Gordon Biersch to Rock Bottom and became head brewer there. I stayed for three years before the opportunity came up with Bold Missy.

What’s new at Bold Missy?

We recently released our Trapper Keeper Pink Peppercorn Lemon Saison that has edible glitter in it. It went viral on the internet and now we are bringing it back for the first time since the craziness.

What’s the best part of being a part of the craft brewing community?

The best part of the craft beer community is absolutely the people. I have never met a more collaborative and helpful community, even with the increasing amount of competition that we are currently experiencing.

Name a favorite food and beer pairing.

A big double IPA with a strong piney, dank, resin character and key lime pie.

What’s your biggest accomplishment unrelated to your job?

I got my degree in accounting and finance, so I have created some badass excel spreadsheets for work.

What’s your favorite beer that your brewery does not produce?

Big Sky Moose Drool.

What’s the most memorable travel destination at which you’ve had a chance to sample the local beer?

Vienna and Salzburg, Austria. The mix of traditional breweries and modern production facilities creates an interesting dynamic within a very diverse market.

What do you like to do in your time away from the brewery?

I’m a devoted brew dog mom and I love to go camping with my furry sidekick.

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