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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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    A Visit To Bhramari Brewing Company

    I recently had the opportunity to stop in at Bhramari Brewing Company during a recent visit to Asheville, North Carolina while my daughter worked at a wedding in town.  I would have to say that I quite enjoyed myself. Saturday afternoon, taproom not too busy (but I could see it becoming very busy later in the day). The building itself it quite large and broken into different seating sections. Plenty of seating is available around the taps as well as there being a quite large patio and another section the encompasses another corner of the bulding. The brewery’s beer selection was quite extensive and there were also other alcoholic options (mixed drinks)…

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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 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/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 – Maryland Malt Master

    A part of the “Featured Brewery” activities this month on CellarMonk, we are lucky enough to interview the head brewer for the DuClaw Brewing Company.  Since we are covering almost every aspect of DuClaw, it was time for their head brewer, Jim Wagner, to sit down in the comfy computer chair of fame and answer some of the most important questions ever asked of a brewer.  Not really, but they are good questions.  So sit back, grab a HellRazer IPA (available locally in Maryland, sorry) and read on. Name(s):  Jim Wagner Brewery Name: DuClaw Brewing Company When did the brewery start?  1996 How long have you been brewmaster there?  1998 Any…

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    Interview with the Industry – Belgian Bio Brewer

    Like most breweries, Brasserie de Brunehaut has their stable of standard beers (by Belgian standards). These include a blonde, a dark and a tripel all brewed under the Abbeye St. Martin banner. What is setting Brunehaut apart is their additon of a completely organic line of beers. The brewery grows its own barley and wheat and in a nod to the green movement, packages some of their wares in recyclable kegs. We had to the opportunity to interview the man in charge of it all, Mr. Marc-Antoine De Mees (Director of Brewing and CEO of Brunehaut), about his thoughts on the brewery and the brewing industry in general. So, from the…