Q. What’s your roll at OUB?
Q. What drove you to the beer industry?
A. I started home brewing while in college and thought if I could make a career making beer I’d be a happy man.
Q. Who’s your biggest influence?
A. Definitely my parents. They have been so supportive of me throughout my life and I wouldn’t be anywhere today if it weren’t for them.
Q. What is your favorite beer moment?
A. Probably the first time Shane let me tag along on brew day all day and really absorbing everything that goes into making beer on that scale.
Q. What is your favorite spot in Oakland and why?
A. Anywhere that serves fresh, local beer.
Q. If you could have a beer with anyone in history of the world who would it be? and what would you be drinking?
A. I don’t know. Maybe Al Capone. Seems like that would be a wild time. We’d be drinking some local German lager and whatever Canadian whiskey he’d smuggled across the lake.
Q. If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have one brew for the rest of your life what would it be?
A. I’d have to say a black lager (Schwarzbier). A lot of different flavors but still crisp and refreshing.
Q. What was the first beer you ever tasted?
A. It must have been a Coors Light but the first craft beer I had was Ninkasi’s Total Domination. That was a game changer.
Q. What is your favorite thing about OUB?
A. The smell. To me nothing beats the smell of mashing in early in the morning.
Q. What is your favorite sound?
A. Music. I’m into everything.
Q. If you weren’t in the beer industry where would you be?
A. Probably an astronaut. Maybe a pirate. I don’t know. Something fun.