Feb
08

Sacramento Beer Week 2017 – The Brains Behind the Beer

By: Laurel Harrison 

Join SacFoodies this week on “The Road to Beervana” (a.k.a. Capitol Beer Fest) with a peek into the brains behind the beer that we love so much!

Have you ever wondered what your local brewer sings in the car? Who their #1 beer pal would be? What beer of theirs you absolutely have to try? You’re in luck! Check out SacFoodies’ Q&A with some fabulously awesome fermenters below.

Bike Dog Brewing Co.
Sage Smith: Co-Founder 
What is your favorite beer made by another brewery?
Maui Waui by Altamont. That beer opened my eyes to the amount of tropical flavors a beer could have.

If you could share a beer with any person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Liam Neeson—I ate dinner at a table next to his in NYC and figured it would be cool to have a beer with him since we’re practically best friends now.

What’s your go-to car karaoke jam?
It used to be “Angels” by Robbie Williams, mainly because I’m terrible with lyrics and I somehow mostly knew the lyrics by heart. Now, my go-to is “California” by Phantom Planet (the theme song from The O.C.) because you get to yell California for a long time. Also, I still can’t believe Marissa is dead.

What beer do people absolutely have to try when they come to your taproom?
Mosaic Pale Ale is our go-to suggestion because it’s the beer that showcases our brewing philosophy the best.

The Monk’s Cellar 
Andy Klein: Founder

What is your favorite beer made by another brewery?
Local beer would probably be the classic Rubicon IPA or the Gold Country Pilsner from Auburn Alehouse.  Non-local would be Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont in Belgium.

If you could share a beer with any person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Probably Michael Jackson (the beer writer, not the musician).  He was so instrumental in developing our understanding of world beer styles in America, and because of that had a huge influence on the American Craft Beer revolution. He inspired many brewers.

What’s your go-to car karaoke jam?
You won’t see me doing a karaoke jam.

What beer do people absolutely have to try when they come to your taproom?
The Crooked Bridge English Style Pale Ale.

 

Oak Park Brewing Co. 
Tom Karvonen: Owner 

What is your favorite beer made by another brewery?
Space Dust by Elysian Brewing Co.

If you could share a beer with any person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Mick Jagger because he was a visionary musician that changed the course of music.

What’s your go-to car karaoke jam?
“Roxanne” – The Police

What beer do people absolutely have to try when they come to your taproom?
Honey Lime Gose & Brimstone Belgian Golden Strong.

Knee Deep Brewing Co.
Andrew Moore: Sales & Marketing Manager

What is your favorite beer made by another brewery?
If you don’t see me drinking Knee Deep you will most likely see me drinking something from Pizza Port.

If you could share a beer with any person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Ken Griffey Jr. Always has been my #1 idol and favorite baseball player.

What’s your go-to car karaoke jam?
Deltron 3030

What beer do people absolutely have to try when they come to your taproom?
Breaking Bud.

Big Stump Brewing Co. 
Alex Larrabee: Owner

What is your favorite beer made by another brewery?
Blind Pig – Russian River Brewing Company

If you could share a beer with any person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Arthur Guinness – founder of Guinness Brewery. We’d really like to hear first-hand what brewing was like in the 1700s!

What’s your go-to car karaoke jam?
“99 Bottles of Beer”

What beer do people absolutely have to try when they come to your taproom?
Get a flight and decide for yourself! We love everything we make.

For a full list of Sac Beer Week events, click here!
For more information on Capitol Beer Fest, click here!

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