What brought you to the brewing industry?
Which craft beer first opened your eyes to the complexities of beer?
To be honest I was really into the Lime & Lager concoction that Flying Saucer used to have on the menu about ten years ago. It was a nice bridge from Miller Lite to craft beer. From there I went straight into Hefeweizens. Franziskaner, and other German Hefeweizens, were my favorite. I eventually ventured out to try American Wheats and also was really into La Fin du Monde and Belgian Saisons. My husband starting feeding me my “daily dose of hops.” Finally, after years of heavy beers I started getting a taste for hops and began drinking Pale Ales and IPAs. Today, my favorite styles are Porters, Pale Ales, and Saisons.
People would be surprised to know:
Before the brewery came along I was a 4th/5th grade Teacher. I quit after five years to work for the brewery full-time and take care of Tucker (the brewery-baby).