I have long coveted Michael and Oliver’s red overalls, and had secretly hoped to win a pair of my own at Side Launch. I was disappointed when the decision was made to stop entering competitions. But Michael had two pairs and was purging, so I get a pair on a bit of a technicality (hey, I made the beer that won world wide golds, right?).
A fun day at Niagara College brewing a collab with Michael, George, Jon and the students on the “big” system.
Updating my LinkedIn profile. Ugh.
Deer crossing the road on my morning commute. The taste of coffee and the smell of the mash in the quiet mornings. The cheerful voices of my coworkers as they come in, people I like working with. Seeing a rainbow arcing across a patch of blue sky after a dull rainy morning. The taste of a perfect butter tart from the bakery on my way home. #brewerlife #itsagoodlife #gratitudeweek2019
There’s something so very satisfying about clean stainless vessels. I almost hate to put anything in in.
Selfie in the augur mirror
Two years ago today I had what I thought was a completely disastrous interview. So bad that I sat in my car and cried when it was done.
Here I am today, taking sunrise brewhouse shots, waiting for the day to unfold: people I like to work make it a fun way to spend the work day, home to the yellow house and the man I love more than I thought possible, off to a community fish fry and then to yoga.
Yes, it’s a very good life.
I was distracted by a conversation and so missed the moment when I should have turned off the sour coming into the mash mixer for preheating. Even with the clamps off, there was very little leaking.
I am glad I’m in a spot where there is no lack of vitamin D falling on me while I work.
My first time doing a cask. We’ll sort of. We didn’t get the cask until late in the game so carbonation was in a keg first. There’s a next time for everything, right?