What is your beer back ground? How did you get started in the industry and with Mayflower Brewing Company?
I am like many others that began by: (a) drinking craft beer, (b) homebrewing weird concoctions of beer and (c) knowing I should work for someone who makes much better beer! Fortunately, I was able to begin my “beer career” with Mayflower Brewery and almost 3 years later love is still in the air!
What’s the best part of being a part of the craft brewing community?
Besides the obvious part of drinking awesome beer, I feel as though we all know that we are part of something unique. Our goal is to collectively take shares of the bigger beer guys.
What do you like to do in your time away from the brewery?
I enjoy the outdoors. I like hiking, camping, kayaking, beaching, and any other activity that helps bring my family and I together. All other time is spent mowing the lawn and doing laundry!
What’s your favorite food and beer pairing?
Mayflower Winter Oatmeal Stout in a Wendy’s frosty. Boom. I just blew your mind!
What’s your favorite color?
Green (not with envy).
What’s your biggest accomplishment unrelated to your job?
Being a father is undoubtedly my biggest and most fulfilling accomplishment. I do feel it is a second full-time job but is rewarded with love and laughter instead of short pours and soggy, wet feet. Rubber boots are the worst.
What’s the most memorable travel destination at which you’ve had a chance to sample the local beer?
I recently vacationed in Boulder, Co and had the pleasure of visiting Avery Brewing Company. I sampled a barley-wine aged in tequila barrels and danced with the beer gods!
What’s your favorite Mayflower Brewing Company memory so far?
There are many favorites. They usually involve a roof, a soccer ball, old produce, or a muddy pond (actually called Muddy Pond where “Mayflower III” was launched unsuccessfully). Further details must remain limited.
What are your pet’s names?
I have a chocolate lab named Belle and 3 chickens that do not respond to name calling.