The social interactions produced by food and drink have always intrigued me.
From a young age I took great pleasure in preparing and serving meals and refreshments for my friends and family, especially the beer I made in my closet. This interest took me on a journey through a decade in professional kitchens, a degree in anthropology/sociology and finally towards the decision that what truly makes me happy is brewing craft beer.
The ability to embody millennia of knowledge/traditions, a belief in using the highest quality ingredients and a embodying the ultimate social lubricant all in a frosty cold pint is what keeps me waking up every morning more excited to brew beer than ever.
I used to stand outside the liquor store trying to get adults to boot for me. Unlike other kids my age who wanted the cheapest possible 40oz, I was the weirdo asking for beers the helpful adults in my small town had never heard of; mostly Innus Gunn, Leffe and fledgeling local breweries like village and wild rose brewing, etc.
Favorite Beer Styles
I am a seasonal drinker, the weather greatly dictates what I drink but my go to styles are Farmhouse, sessionable IPA’s and of course a crisp classic european lager (preferably a hoppy pilsner).
I have many I would love to support but if I were to choose one it would be share the warmth, an organization in Pointe Saint-Charles. They do many things in an effort to help those living in poverty and try and raise them out; food bank, thrift shop, youth programs, scholarships, etc.
Braveheart! My buddies and I watch this at least once a year with a bottle of scotch. We know all the lines and will try in our worst possible scottish accents to one up each other. Nothing beats Mel Gibson showing his arse.