Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Interview Series : Meet the Geek : Tyler Vickers

Tyler Vickers
Name: Tyler "The Elder" Vickers

Hometown: Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

Favorite Beer: Pliny The Elder

Favorite Beer Haunt: Other than Saraveza? Split between Apex and The Brass

What was the first craft brew you ever tried? Bridgeport IPA
What did you think? I thought I was drinking the best beverage I had ever tasted. (I was 15 by the way).

Do you homebrew? I leave brewing to the professionals.

How’d you hear about the pdxbeergeeks? My good friend Michael told me about it.

What does being a beer geek mean to you? It means having access to the best beers in the region and sharing those beers with solid, down to Earth people.

If you could change one thing about beer culture in the US, what would it be? I don't know that I would change anything. I feel it has grown very organically and I would love to see it continually evolve. But it would be nice to see proper glassware wherever craft beer is served.

What do you love about Portland’s Craft Beer scene? The food that comes along with it and the People. Beer geeks get a lot of guff about being snobs, but I think the people tend to be approachable and open to criticism and new ideas. This is not always my experience in other areas of artisinal craft.

Where can we find you on the web? Lurking in many corners...