Cassie Salinas

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What’s your current position, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry?
I am a home brewer! I came to the Brewers Association Board of Directors by way of the American Homebrewers Association. I guess you could say I’m lead brewer and quality assurance. 😉

What’s new in your homebrewing?
I’ve been trying out aging beers in my cellar. I hadn’t had a cellar before 2020, so that’s been a fun new experiment.

What’s the best part of being a part of the craft brewing community?
The people! I’ve met some of the most interesting and passionate people in this community and I’m in awe of them. They inspire me to try new things, love more, and laugh often!

Name a favorite food and beer pairing.
A classic salted soft pretzel and doppelbock.

What’s your biggest accomplishment unrelated to your job?
It feels like a cop out to say my daughter, so I’ll say I’m proud of the life my husband and I have built together for her.

What’s your favorite beer from another brewery?
It’s a tie for obviously very different reasons between Cascade Brewing’s Kentucky Peche and Westmalle’s Trappist Tripel.

What do you like to do in your time away from the brewery?
My time in the “brewery” is away from my day job. But when I’m not working, or brewing (or drinking!), I like sewing, knitting, and spending time with my daughter.

What’s the most memorable travel destination at which you’ve had a chance to sample the local beer?
Seoul, South Korea. They are doing some interesting things with craft beer over there and people should go check it out!

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