Friday, August 5, 2011

Interview Series: Meet the Geeks: Brewmance NW

Cheers! It's Perry, aka BrewmanceNW
Name: Perry

Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Favorite Beer:

Too tough to say. Love many Sours, and IPA's as favorites. Laurelwood Workhorse is a good hit for me. Also Cascade Sang Noir.

Favorite Beer Haunt:

By the Bottle
The BeerMongers
Belmont Station
... so many, haven't even been to them all yet..

What was the first craft brew you ever tried? What did you think?

It must have either been Widmer Hefe, Bridgeport IPA, or Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale. Maybe even Hair of the Dog Ruth... can't remember. Loved them all compared to the crap my friends were drinking.

Do you homebrew? If yes, favorite homebrew to date:
I only brew extract so far because of space and time.. but I made my own duplicate recipe for Full Sails Hop Persuit. Came out great and almost spot on. Tough call vs. an Imperial Red I make with honey and molasses.

How’d you hear about the pdxbeergeeks?

Saw my beer bud mmcooljam post some twitter comments w/ hashtag, and some others. Caught on to the idea only a couple days after its brainstorm phase.

What does being a beer geek mean to you?
It means meeting really cool people who share a common interest. Beer unites, and brings together total strangers. I enjoy all the new faces I meet, and it is an opportunity to continue to develop my knowledge not of just beer, but the industry in general. Of course it means drinking a lot of really good specialty beers that poor folks across the world just can't touch! I feel like some M.C. Hammer could be the northwest's theme song as far as good craft beer goes.

If you could change one thing about beer culture in the US, what would it be?

The abuse and overuse of it. The quantity over quality ideology is still thick and rampant. It's the same old story seeing a drunk jock chewing Copenhaggen at a ghetto dive getting into fights. The same type getting in my way in line at the beer fests.

What do you love about Portland’s Craft Beer scene?

I love how diverse the beers are. The selection, and rare styles popping up are astounding. It's great. I also love the local support. Kinda like a make-believe world of brewers supporting other brewers and drinkers in a weird sorta way. An unrealistic utopia of sorts.

Where can we find you on the web?

My Twitter handle is @BrewmanceNW and my craft beer blog is at


We'll be featuring different Beer Geeks through the blog, so if you're a #pdxbeergeek and you're interested in being featured, let us know