Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Meet the Geeks: Illinois Edition: Sarah Stegeman of Hoppy Beer Girl

Name: Sarah Stegeman 

Hometown: Volo, IL

Favorite Beer: Ommegang Biere De Mars

Favorite Beer Haunt: US Beer Company

What was the first craft brew you ever tried? What did you think? Spotted Cow, I thought that it was one of the best beers I had ever tasted and why didn’t they serve it at bars by me… I was visiting my cousin in college.

Do you homebrew? If yes, favorite homebrew to date: Not yet… But I love to try other people’s homebrews.

How’d you hear about the pdxbeergeeks? Twitter suggested you to me.

What does being a beer geek mean to you? Talking about beer, sharing my love/obsession with the world and trying new beers whenever possible.

If you could change one thing about beer culture in the US, what would it be? I want to show people that beer is a integral part of our history, society, and culture and is not something that is only for hairy men an shouldn’t be provided only by mass distributors. Beer is as American, if not more, than Apple Pie (actually German in origin) and baseball (derived from cricket which is English)

What do you love about Portland’s Craft Beer scene? I am jealous of Portland’s Craft beer scene! I want to go and enjoy the entire thing, absorb the enthusiasm and love of beer that I hear about… alas we don’t have a huge Craft Beer culture in Illinois, but I am hoping to help that with my blog.

Where can we find you on the web? 

You can check out my blog at, find me on Twitter, or find me on Facebook