Where did you grow up?
I am originally from Eastern Pennsylvania. I grew up there and completed my undergraduate degree in PA as well. After that I moved to California where I attended a brewing specific program at UC Davis and then worked in the state for nearly 8 years.
Do you remember the first craft beer you ever had and what effect did it have on you?
I don’t really recall the first “craft” beer I had had specifically. I’m not sure I know what that means anyway, but I’ve always enjoyed the taste of beer in general. I grew up in Yuengling country and there is a tremendous pride there for the locally brewed beer. When I discovered brewing to be a viable career I was hooked, there is a tremendous history and romance surrounding the trade.
How did you get into brewing and what was your first professional brewing job?
I went to Juniata College for my undergraduate degree, which is a BS in Natural History. My coursework covered a broad spectrum of natural sciences including Biology,
Source: Beer in Hawaii
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