Interview with a Brewmaster

As the name suggest, we will be trying to contact Brewmasters from around the world to get their take on the art of brewing.

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    Interview with a Head Brewer – Motoring Along

    From the birthplace of the ubiquitus ‘Jeep’ we have our latest interviewee. Taking time from his continued climb up the brewing ladder to answer these hard hitting interview questions (ha). Like many we profile here, this individual has made his way from homebrewer to pro. As you’ll see though, this didn’t happen overnight. The next Head Brewer to sit in the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame, let’s welcome Nate Bacher.  Name(s): Nate Bacher Brewery Name: Recon Brewing (Have a look at the brewery notes for the explanation of the ‘Jeep’ reference) How long have you beer head brewer/brewmaster there? 3 years Any type of formal training in brewing science or art?…

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    Interview with a Head Brewer – Step by Step

    Our return to interviews. Our first interview in a while has us posing questions to someone we can safely say has taken his career in brewing step by step. Incrementally making his way in the brewing industry and at this point achieving the goal of most homebrewers, to be brewing professionally. Come read along of the journey that the latest brewer to sit in the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame took to his current position and please welcome the Head Brewer for Broad Ripple Brewpub, Jonathon Mullen. Name(s):  Jonathon Mullens Brewery Name:  Broad Ripple Brewpub How long have you beer head brewer/brewmaster there?I have been the only brewer here 5…

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    Interview with a Head Brewer – Gimme Celt’er

    We’ve done quite a few interviews with head brewers in the past here, but none quite measure up to our latest. They were all good, but for sheer quirkyness our latest is a cut above. The Comfy Computer Chair of Fame had a hard time holding this brewer down. Fantastic interview nonetheless. Hold onto your hats and get to know our latest interviewee, The Celt Experience head brewer, Mr. Tom Newman. Remind us never to ask any more about “dogwhelks” (you’ll understand). Name(s):  Tom, Thomas, Thomas G, George @CeltBrewer Brewery Name: The Celt Experience (‘Celt’) How long have you beer head brewer/brewmaster there? Since 2003 officially Any type of formal…

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    Interview with a Head Brewer – Sole Man

    We are on somewhat of an English brewer kick at the moment with our head brewer interviews. The latest brewer was recommended to CellarMonk from an avid beer drinker (thanks @broadfordbrewer) and luckily he agreed to sit in the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame (well, somewhat) and hold court on all aspects of his brewing life (well, the exciting bits at least). Please welcome to CellarMonk, the head brewer for Adnams Plc, Mr. Fergus Fitzgerald.Name(s): Fergus Fitzgerald  @SolebearBrewery Name: Adnams Plc How long have you beer head brewer/brewmaster there?I joined in 2004 and became head brewer in 2008. Any type of formal training in brewing science or art? If not, how…

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    Interview with a Head Brewer – The Man From Ossett

    The time has come to restart our monthly interviews with professional brewers. Since breweries seem to be opening once every 35 seconds or so, we will probably not run out of interview subjects anytime soon. Now up, our next guest in the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame, is a brewer that hails from West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. With nearly 15 years in the industry he’s a right “old timer” (compared to the multitudes of new brewers entering the brewing scene). Please welcome to Cellarmonk, Ossett Brewing Company’s head brewer, Mr. Paul Spencer.Name(s): Paul Spencer – @paulspencer1973 Brewery Name: Ossett Brewing Co Ltd, Ossett, West Yorkshire, England How long have you…

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    Our Brewmaster/Head Brewer Interviews

    One of our favorite things here at CellarMonk is when we get the opportunity to engage with brewing professionals. From Germany to Great Britain, Belgium to the United States and around the world; we have had brewers from two and three man operations all the way to centuries old, world renowned breweries. Our interviews aim to not only show these brewers in their craft, but also to show them as the same as the rest of us outside the brewery. Our aim is to show that they may have the occasional bad batch, they too strive to get better at what they do  and that their ultimate goal is to provide the best beer (whether craft or crafted) to…

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    Interview with a Head Brewer – For What Ales Ya

    {xtypo_dropcap}A{/xtypo_dropcap} lot of hard work, a little bit of luck and a bunch of good friends. That is the best way to describe the last six months for the next head brewer to sit in the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame. Having built his little brewing startup to some local recognition, he was blindsided by what would happen next. Though a little hectic, with the power of social media and help from and guidance from friends and fellow brewers, everything turned out for the best. Bringing quirky small batch beers to Edinburgh, Scotland’s thirsty masses, please help us welcome Mr. Ben Bullen of Elixir Brew Co.   Name(s):  Ben Bullen …

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    Interview with a Head Brewer/Brewmaster – Properly Vetted

    Just in time for their 3rd Anniversary and with Veterans Day having just passed, we bring you the latest brewer courageous enough to sit in the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame. Swatting away our grueling questions as if they were just practice targets, CellarMonk is proud to present to you Navy veteran and head brewer for Railhouse Brewing, Mr. Brian Evitts. SALUTE. Name(s): Brian Evitts Brewery Name: Railhouse Brewery       How long have you beer head brewer/brewmaster there? Three years, since Railhouse’s inception. Our third anniversary is December 1.  Any type of formal training in brewing science or art?  If not, how did you learn the craft? I learned by…

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    Interview with a Brewmaster – Summer Camp

    Perhaps knowing the this was the brewer they were looking for, our sailor friend to the right was prescient enough to pick our next brewmaster out of a crowded field.  Starting with homebrewing in 1996, this brewer has taken the most common route to his position as Head Brewer at Port Townsend Brewing Company.  This means starting as a homebrewer and then working his way through various positions at this brewery or that, all the while soaking in all the brewing knowledge he could.  Please welcome to the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame, Mr. Carter Camp. Name(s): Carter Camp Brewery Name: Port Townsend Brewing Co How long have you beer…

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    Interview with a Brewmaster – Hans On Brewmaster

    It is my pleasure to introduce to you, the brewmaster from one of the most well known and well respected Weissbier breweries in the world.  I had to dust off and tighten up the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame for this interview as I did not want anything out of place.  The man carrying more that 140 years of tradition on his shoulder and doing a fine job of it.  Please welcome to CellarMonk, Hans-Peter Drexler  Name(s): Hans-Peter Drexler Brewery Name: Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH How long have you beer brewmaster there?I have brewed there since 1990 Any type of formal training in brewing science or art?…