It was not the love of alcohol nor the love of drinking that astounded me. Rather, it was the love for the whole process of brewing that captured me. Recipe formulation, fermentation control, conditioning, cellaring and finally presenting the beer is an art and science entwined. The process to making the” perfect pint of beer” is whole and interconnected with every step can and will make a difference in the final product. As a brewer, every decision I make in the process will play a role in making the beer enjoyable or not.
I have yet to make the “perfect pint of beer”. My belief is that there is always room for improvement and I never settle for the pint in my hand. When I’m drinking a beer I always think of it as a unique and enjoyable experience. Every beer is enjoyable however, while drinking that beer I always ask myself the following questions: what is wrong in this beer? Where in the process did a mistake happen? and what do I need to do to correct this undesirable note? There is no end for this journey, I’m on the road and I love to sample, enjoy and critique beer any time and all the time.