What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry?
I’m the co-owner and brewer at The Brew Stooges [in Huntsville, Ala.].
What’s new at The Brew Stooges?
We’re still in our first year of having the taproom open. Our vision keeps growing ‘we have live music or comedy every week and art classes once a month. And we’re looking forward to being a part of Rocket City Yoga Week in June 2015.
What’s the best part of being a part of the craft brewing community?
The people and the beer! Whether it’s fellow brewers, regulars at the taproom, or festival goers trying our beer for the first time, the people surrounding the craft brewing community are good folks!
What do you like to do in your time away from the brewery?
Beer festivals! I’m looking forward to being a part of Southern Makers in May. I’ve just learned about EAT South – Educate. Act. Transform. I’m super excited for our brewery to be a part of Southern Makers and helping to benefit EAT South.
What’s your favorite food and beer pairing?
We just teamed up with The Bottle in Huntsville for a night of food and beer pairings. Chef Chris paired coffee rubbed lamb chops, Falls Mills Parmesan grits, and roasted winter vegetables with our Espresso Knucklehead Porter. It was out of this world!
What’s your favorite beer that your brewery does not produce?
That’s a tough question and it just gets tougher each day. But what a good problem to have! The first thing that comes to mind is Lost Abbey Spontaneous Cheer, an outstanding sour blonde ale.
What’s the most memorable travel destination at which you’ve had a chance to sample the local beer?
Last October, Jeff (co-owner of The Brew Stooges) and I traveled out to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. Taprooms, brewer sessions, tastings, brewpubs, parties…we had a great time!