What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry?
I’m head brewer [at Sleeping Lady Brewing Co. in Anchorage, Alaska.] I got started in the industry a little over eight years ago. I graduated from the UC Davis Master Brewers Program and accepted a job working for Sleeping Lady. I had never been to Alaska, and now I can’t imagine leaving.
What’s new at Sleeping Lady?
We have recently started playing with kettle souring beers.
What’s the best part of being a part of the craft brewing community?
The community itself. Brewers tend to be friends regardless of market competition.
Name a favorite food and beer pairing.
IPA and spicy Alaskan halibut tacos.
What’s your biggest accomplishment unrelated to brewing?
Competing in and completing multiple Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classics. It’s an endurance challenge in the wilds of the Alaskan backcountry.
What’s your favorite beer that your brewery does not produce?
What do you like to do in your time away from the brewery?
What’s the most memorable travel destination at which you’ve had a chance to sample the local beer?
Munich Oktoberfest. It was the beginning of an amazing European trip with one of my best friends.