I’ve spent the last few years working in music venues, guiding river tubing trips, and touring the country with several different bands. Although I was a beer drinker prior to these experiences, it was these past years that really turned me into an enthusiast. When bartending at venues, I spent more time than I would like to admit cracking Lone Star after Lone Star after Lone Star: so on my nights & days off I would spend my time drinking real beers like the damn fine ales we make at Hops & Grain. After leaving my previous bartending job: good luck and serendipity lead me to the opportunity to pour those damn fine ales for a living. While I still odd job around and play in three different bands, Hops is not only my work home, but where I take my friends & family to hang out even when I’m not behind the bar.
My favorite combo is a cold Zoe and an afternoon at the greenbelt. Although come September, I’ll have to sub the Zoe for a River Beer!