Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Interview Series: Meet the Geek: Daniel Roy

I've personally known Dan Roy for longer then I care to mention. (20 years?) So I was excited when he offered to step up and do our interview series. Come on down to The Guild Public House for our "Meet the Brewer" series and Can Release party from 6-8pm on 2/16 with Natian Brewery, and meet Dan for yourself.  ~ Michael

DanRoy of The Guild Public House
Name: DanRoy

Hometown: Portland, OR via Salem, OR

Favorite Beer: Too many to name, but here are a few. Burnside Brewing Oatmeal Pale Ale, Natian Brewing Old Grogham Winter IPA, Pelican Brewing Kiwanda Cream Ale, Boneyard Skunk Ape IRA, and once in a while I like a nice PBR tall boy (it did win a blue ribbon once).

Favorite Beer Haunt: The Guild Public House...duh

What was the first craft brew you ever tried? What did you think? Probably Widmer Hefeweizen around 1995. I was drinking as much of those as I could, sometimes without a lemon. That’s right, I was hardcore. I thought it was like mana from heaven. No longer did I have to suffer through another six pack of “Beast Ice”.

Do you homebrew? If yes, favorite homebrew to date: I used to homebrew, but I wasn’t very good at it. I gave it up years ago.

How’d you hear about the pdxbeergeeks? An upstanding young lad named Michael Umphress. We have been known to have a pint together every now and again.

What does being a beer geek mean to you? Just enjoying beer and trying different styles. You never know when you are going to find the perfect one. I haven’t yet so the search continues.

If you could change one thing about beer culture in the US, what would it be? I would want more people to support the craft brewing industry. Portland is great for it, but there are a lot of people who won’t venture away from the macro lagers, and that’s not to put those beers down. They definitely have a place in society, but c’mon...

What do you love about Portland’s Craft Beer scene? So much to choose from. It seems like everybody is doing quality beer right now. 

Where can we find you on the web?