What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry?
I’m a wearer of many hats [at Peticolas Brewing Company in Dallas, Texas] but primarily assistant brewer with a little lab and sensory work. I got started by volunteering at the brewery, then got hired on as a driver and delivered kegs across DFW before moving to production full-time.
What’s new at Peticolas Brewing?
Sensory! I’ve been working on a sensory program for the past couple of months. It is a huge benefit to our staff in identifying off flavors more consistently, and now I’ve found my super tasters!
What’s the best part of being a part of the craft brewing community?
The hospitality shown by fellow members of the industry is unmatched, and as a female brewer, the support and encouragement of my peers is what keeps me in it.
Name a favorite food and beer pairing.
A crisp lager and a supreme pizza, no olives.
What’s your biggest accomplishment unrelated to your job?
I was a police officer for three years and got to help many people. I’ll tell you a few stories over some brews.
What’s your favorite beer from another brewery?
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
What’s the most memorable travel destination at which you’ve had a chance to sample the local beer?
Barcelona. It was great to see and taste the differences in local craft beer being brewed thousands of miles away from home.
What do you like to do in your time away from the brewery?
Hanging out with my dogs, mountain biking, or rewatching Lord of the Rings.