What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry?
My current title is Austin sales representative at Celis Brewery [in Austin, Texas]. Like at any startup, I wear multiple hats, including helping out with social media/marketing and in the taproom when I can.
What’s new at Celis Brewery?
We recently brought back Celis Grand Cru! It’s one of Pierre’s recipes from 1967, a unique and delicious Belgian tripel.
What’s the best part of being a part of the craft brewing community?
The Texas brewing community is amazing and warm. Everyone is always looking out for each other and you can find a friend in any city by showing up at a taproom at their local craft brewery.
Name a favorite food and beer pairing.
Mussels and witbier.
What’s your biggest accomplishment unrelated to your job?
My wonderful two-year-old son! Being a single parent is hard no matter what industry you’re in, and this one is no different. He’s definitely a product of the village he’s in. I’m so happy the craft brewing community here is a part of that because he’s a pretty fantastic little dude.
What’s your favorite beer that your brewery does not produce?
Sweet Baby Jesus from DuClaw.
What’s the most memorable travel destination at which you’ve had a chance to sample the local beer?
Definitely Aecht Schlenkerla in Bamberg, Germany. The town itself was so beautiful and unlike any place I’ve visited. I’ve always loved their beers but it was so special to drink them there, and the food was amazing too!
What do you like to do in your time away from the brewery?
If I’m not with my son, drink margaritas. I also enjoy painting.