Foothills Sexual Chocolate, Three Floyds Dark Lord and Cigar City's Hunahpu’s Day. These are just a few of what has grown to be a regular occasion within the world of craft beer. The explosion of craft beer coupled with the limitations of particular breweries, it is now common to see massive lines or creative schemes employed to handle the demand for these small batch collectible beers. We'd like to find out what the community is willing to accept in order to get these cherished brews.
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Hello good people of the internet. We bring to you today another of our interviews with industry professionals. This time we could not get this person to sit in the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame, so he did his interview from the park bench of fest (you'll understand).
Today we also have two firsts. First is the fact that the interview was not conducted by TheCellarMonk, but by user GrafStout (TheCellarMonks brother). Second is the fact that this is not a written interview, but one conducted in person at the interviewees own festival.
The interview is a talk with Daniel Bart, organizer of Főzdefeszt. Főzdefeszt is Hungary's largest microbrew beer festival in a country rapidly expanding it's craft beer offerings. Daniel talks to GrafStout about the evolution/revolution of the festival, micro brewed beer in Hungary (GrafStout resides in Budapest) and some of his festival favorites.
Note: This is GrafStouts first in person inteview, so be gentle. Also, there is some colorful language so if played at work one might turn their sound down as to not offend.
We hope you find the interview mildly interesting. Please let us know what you would like to see, or any comments about the video itself.
After a bit of a haitus (for work and travel), we are back with our latest magical homebrewer interview. The Comfy Computer Chair of Fame has been dusted off and into we have seated a typical garden variety gnomebrewer...err homebrewer. He say he resembles those diminutive spirits from magic and folklore, I just don't see it. Please give a warm welcome to Mr. Jason Nelms.
Name: Jason Nelms
Day Job: IT SQL Monkey
When did you start homebrewing?
I started about 7 years ago while my wife was pregnant with our youngest daughter.
What got you into homebrewing? A person? An unfulfilled interest? Sheer boredom?
A bit of all of the above. I am always picking up hobbies but usually drop them once I get a basic understanding. My family got me a brewing kit for Xmas and it was really a great fit for me. I have been an obsessive fool for it since then.
Do you belong to a homebrew club? What is it?
Yes. Music City Brewers (Nashville, TN)
Where do you brew? Inside/outside?
I usually brew in my garage. I have brewed indoors when brewing extract or test 1 gallon batches.
Where do you ferment? Have you had to do anything creative to facilitate this?
Currently, I ferment in a closet in our house but I am building out a temp controlled fermentation chamber from the ashes of my keezer.
Do you have a pet name for your homebrewing enterprise? If so, can you give us a little background?
Mellow Gnome Beer Company. No real story to it other than I grew a long beard earlier this year and I really looked like a garden gnome. So, I decided to throw the name at it.
How large are your batches?
12 gallons at the highest, 1 gallon test batches.
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
-- Oscar Wilde