Why do you brew beer?
It's a very Zen undertaking and there are almost endless possibilities. If you can think it; you can drink it.
What drew you to opening a small business?
Independence, a certain amount of control, and the perpetual learning experience.
What is your background in the industry?
Started working in microbreweries in 1996 (Stone Coast, Laconia, NH) and always had an interest in some type of brew house career.
If you had several million dollars, what would you do?
Travel all over with my wife, produce live Theater, give to humanitarian and children's charities, pay off my student loans, set my parents up to relax and enjoy their retirement for the rest of their lives, and build more breweries.
What is your favorite place to drink/support locally?
ALL of them! If I had to choose one though, I'd probably go with Baerlic. Ben and Rick have become friends and they, along with the entire beer industry, really, have been incredibly accessible and supportive.
What is your favorite beer that BCB will have on Tap and why?
The Brown Ale (name TBD). It's a style that is really (finally!) seeing a resurgence and it's there to honor one of my best friends and the man who got me into brewing, who sadly passed away in 2003. I swore if ever in a position to do so, I'd brew and name a beer after him in his favorite style. This is that chance!
Best new beer to try that isn't BCB?
There are a couple from Baerlic that are fantastic but I don't want to come across as a fanatic! So, I'd have to go with Pfriem Pilsner. It may not be "new" but it is one of the best beers I've ever had; it really knocks it out of the park on so many levels.
What can we look forward to in the next few years from BCB?
We are 4 beer geeks who want nothing more than to share, to learn, to grow, to excite people, and to craft GREAT beer. It really is ALL about the beer for all of us, so get ready to come with us and share our dedication, in every glass.