How long have you been a Baron? 2 years.
How long have you been brewing? 8 years (1 year Extract) (7 years All-grain).
What style do you brew most often? I brew a lot of IPA’s and Belgian Style beers.
What got you into brewing? I love to cook. I think that brewing is a natural extension of cooking. I also grew up in a familywhere we made a lot of homemade wines and spirits.
How often do you brew? I try to brew 10 gallons a month.
Do you brew solo or with other people? I’m a better brewer when I brew solo, but I usually have people over.
What is your favorite style and why? Wow that’s a tough one. It’s like asking who your favorite child is. Belgian Dark Strong and American IPA’s are my favorite. For IPA’s, I love the citrus aroma backed up with a nice malty background. For Belgian Dark Strong’s, I love the caramel/malty/ melanoiden taste with a bone dry finish.
What is your favorite beer? Russian River’s Pliney the Elder double IPA is the best beer I have ever had. Bar none.
What is your favorite brewery and why?
- New Glarus unplugged beers because of the varieties they produce.
- Russian River because of their Double IPA and sour beers. If you’re ever in San Francisco you have to visit the brewery.
- Unibroue because all their beer are great and under $8.
What is your commercial to homebrew consumption ratio? 80% homebrew 20% Commercial.
What has been your favorite Baron meeting? The Lakefront Brewing Company meetings. It’s fun to walk around the brew house.