Hometown: g-boRo, NC but Portland is my true home.
Favorite Beer: Right now i’m a huge fan of the Hopworks Abominable Winter Ale, and the C-son’s Greetings from Lompoc. Hair of the Dog Fred is always a classic, and Oakshire Stout is delicious as well. I love them all. I can’t pick a fav.
Favorite Beer Haunt: You will find me all over. I like to include as many different breweries, beer bars and bottle shops. I visit 11 different breweries on a weekly basis with Brewvana, and when I’m not playing tour guide, I’m serving HUB beer- so you’ll find me there for a pint after work.
What was the first craft brew you ever tried? What did you think? The first craft beer I ever tried was the Deep River Wheat from Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery. I got a job there and thus began my love for the craft.
Do you homebrew? Heck yes! Well, I’ve brewed only twice at Portland U Brew.... I don’t know if I could have done it alone, without the help of Jason, Aaron and Adam! Also, I helped brewing with the Pink Boots Society at Coalition. So much fun!!!
If yes, favorite homebrew to date: Brewvana’s Fresh HOP: Complete Hoppiness IPA. It was amazing. I almost didn’t believe that that was the beer that I brewed!! My Dad would have been proud!
How’d you hear about the pdxbeergeeks? I met one of your founders, Michael when he scored a free ride on the Brewvana Bus for the Google Places Brewery Tour.
What does being a beer geek mean to you? Appreciation for the amazingness of beer in Portland Oregon, and spreading the word.
If you could change one thing about beer culture in the US, what would it be? To not waste so many glass bottles. We should all be drinking off of brite tanks!
What do you love about Portland’s Craft Beer scene? The people are what make Portland’s craft beer scene so unique and special. Without the support, love and encouragement from the beer community, the beer wouldn’t be the same.
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