What do you find most enjoyable about working in the brewing industry?
Other than the beer? People who are passionate about beer really make it an amazing industry to work in whether we’re on the job or enjoying a pint after a big event. Every day is something different, and given the scale of craft you really get to understand the big picture and be a part of everything from brewing to packaging to sales.
What’s your favourite beer that your brewery does not produce?
It changes all the time! Lately I’ve been thinking about my trip to Oregon where I had my first sour a few years back. Now I can’t imagine a summer without a good sour in hand.
People would be surprised to know:
I have a sister less than half my age who’s pretty cool.
What do you do when you’re not working?
Patio beers, riding my bike around town or on longer adventures, DIY projects here and there
Favourite Collective arts’ artist or musician?
Of Montreal! I got to see them live in London, UK. They had these black balloons floating around the club that said “Repent! Repent!”. It was pretty awesome.
What do you enjoy about working with CAB?
Craft beer is fun, dynamic, collaborative. I’ve really been able to carve out a space for myself and take on new projects, and learn about the whole supply chain of beer. Our office banter is pretty good too!
How did you get started in the craft brewing industry (or, end up here)!?
Pretty much, a well-timed change in my career’s direction. I have a few friends who have become brewers (at home and/or professionally!) and have loved being a part of all of it.
I’ve been lucky in that my foray into the brewing industry has really been a step in my own professional development, and that I have been supported in my growth. I am really excited to keep growing with Collective Arts and see where it takes me!
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