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    We love beer! Crafted with passion, by brewers that share our same love. Brewers that spend an entire year shaping the taste of one recipe to create something truly remarkable. When you put freedom and great ideas in the hands of brewers that have no boundaries or corporate agenda, they become creative and develop truly great beer.

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    Our Interviews with the Industry

    Our Interviews with the Industry The craft beer world has exploded in the last fifteen years to become something almost unrecognizable. Where once a city may have had one or two breweries, many now have ten to twenty. Some of these are of course brewpubs, yet a vast number are production breweries brewing for the retail market. WIth his explosion in breweries comes a host of new positions withing the craft beer industry. From cellarman to sales rep, brewery fabrication to publican, the industry is creating jobs at a frantic pace. We here at CellarMonk want to get to know the less glamourous jobs out there. Head Brewers and brewmasters…

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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 Homebrewer – Brew Builder

    Once again we are starting up with our interviews of the worlds homebrewers. Our latest hails from the UK and as strange as it seems homebrew’s to save money (or at least keep more of his own). After quickly dusting off the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame, allow us to introduce to you homebrewer, Mr. Ady Goodrich Name: – Ady Goodrich Day Job: – Architectural Project Technologist When did you start homebrewing? Started kits in 2011, but graduated to all grain in August 2012. What got you into homebrewing? A person? An unfulfilled interest? Sheer boredom? I liked drinking most ales in the pub, but started drinking more at home…

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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 Beer Blogger – Brews & Boots (Pink)

    What does one do with a Communications Degree, well of course they communicate. Our next individual to sit in the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame has just such a degree. Lucky for us, she uses it to spread the word on the one thing we love – beer. Coming to us from the Pacific Northwest is beer blogger and sometimes foodie (but mainly beer), Ms. Kris McDowell. Name: Kris McDowell Blog Name: Beer Musings from Portland (http://www.bitteredunits.blogspot.com/) When did your blog start? 2007 What got you into blogging about beer? When we, my husband and I, started our blog it was designed to be something fun for us and our…

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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 Homebrewer – Brew Duo

    The homebrewing community is thought to be one of the solitary brewer standing forth at his mash tun or brew kettle, contemplating his next step or next brew.  Yes, there are homebrew clubs and such, but rarely do we get to see a couple that actually brews together.  Past experience, and quite a few, “That’s nice, honey” has this writer heard from his own spouse while brewing.  We are excited to bring to CellarMonk our first husband and wife brewers.  From the way it sounds, this will be a lifelong endeavor.  Please welcome to the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame (Lara, women first ya know) and to the Not So…