What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
I’m the operations manager for the plant. I manage all of the design, planning, proving, installation, and maintenance of the majority of our equipment and brewery systems. Sometimes I even make beer.
If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
I would probably be doing something very similar, but in Maui.
What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Forged in Fire.
If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
I'd brew a beer for Governor Abbott because I know he likes beer and if he had one of his own perhaps he'd throw his support behind modernizing Texas' archaic and broken beer laws! It would be a clean lager, and it would smell of economic opportunity and personal liberty.
Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
Pretty much anywhere in the world as long as I'm enjoying one with a good friend. Other places include in the shower/ on a patio/ my front yard/ at the beach/ on the lake/ on a plane/ on a boat...
Drinking game you were really really bad at.
All of them, equally. However, I excel at shotgunning.
What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery?
I am pleased to report that after nearly 8 years we no longer have any equipment that I hate. I love some pieces more than others, but just like children you never say which one you love the most.
Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
I have an articulated skull and spinal column beer-bong that I call "Agent Skully." That's definitely the strangest thing I've drank from.
Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
This is a trick question! Not today, Satan.
What rhymes with deer?
Go Texas Craft Beer!