What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry?
I am CFO of Epicure Brewing in Norwich, Conn. My husband has always enjoyed good beer. We traveled around the country and various islands exploring other breweries. We always found something we wanted to bring back to the East Coast so we could enjoy it in our state. We started the process of creating Epicure Brewing in 2011, and opened the doors in June 2017.
What’s new at Epicure Brewing?
We’re one of the newest breweries in Connecticut. We’ve started to establish relationships in the brewing community, including the local Girls Pint Out. We’re offering yoga and beer in our space once a month, and have many new beer releases.
What’s the best part of being a part of the craft brewing community?
I am also a small business owner of a bookkeeping business, so I deal with many industries. The brewing community wants you to succeed and will help you in any way they can. That is such a foreign concept in business, it is refreshing to see.
Name a favorite food and beer pairing.
Pizza and beer, what else is there?
What’s your biggest accomplishment unrelated to your job?
We have a running group in the state of Connecticut called the Run 169. The group’s goal is to run a posted timed race in all 169 towns in Connecticut. I completed that goal in June 2017.
What’s the most memorable travel destination at which you’ve had a chance to sample the local beer?
Grand Cayman, where we got to try their local brewery, Cayman Island Brewery. Great people and the beer was outstanding. They made a donation to a cause of your choice if you bought a flight. They were very welcoming into their space. We got a tour of the brewery, and it was very much the same as ours…just a lot warmer!
What do you like to do in your time away from the brewery?
Travel has always been a passion of mine. I love experiencing new places and seeing the world. There is so much to learn about other countries and the best way to do that is to see them firsthand.