What Would You Ask the Brewer?

Over the course of the next few months (or years if new breweries continue to pop up in Colorado at the current rate), I will be travelling to the small and not-so-small breweries of Colorado in order to drink their beer, interview their brewer, and tour their brewery (with camera in hand).

What I could really use help with, however, is deciding what to ask these brew masters. Have you had a burning question you’ve wanted to ask but haven’t had the chance? Well if you submit a good one (please keep them appropriate), I’ll ask it for you! I won’t be discussing things like how beer is made, asking for recipes, or delving into their personal lives. Rather, more of how they got started and what they have planned for the future… as well as a few other random questions to keep it interesting.

Bonus points if you can guess the first brewery I’ll be stopping at, here’s a hint:

About Sean Buchan

Sean is a Physical Therapist and Photographer living in (and loving) Denver, Colorado. He enjoys shooting just about anything but his true passion is capturing the craft beer culture here in Denver. If you enjoy his photographs check out Beertographer.

  • http://denveroffthewagon.com PJ

    I’m really excited you’re taking this on. The info plus the shots should be awesome. Now, why the caveat for appropriate, non-personal information? I’m pretty sure a quick gave of Never Have I Ever would provide some interesting results…

    • http://www.mackinnonphotography.com/ Sean Buchan

      I guess I should clarify what I meant by “appropriate”. Basically, I would like to be invited back to these breweries so I can continue to enjoy their beer. I hadn’t though of Never Have I Ever for this… but it definitely could be interesting. I’ll think about how I can make that happen.

  • Troy

    Dry Dock

  • Kyle

    I like to know the professional background of the people who start the brewery. They all seem to give a similar personal story about homebrewing for years and wanting to do it on a bigger scale, blah blah, but there’s a huge difference between the approach taken by engineers (Del Norte), laid off IT guys (Strange), and an academic (Crooked Stave). I think professional background has an effect on the approach to the craft side and the business side.

    I’m guessing the picture is Copper Kettle.

    • http://www.mackinnonphotography.com/ Sean Buchan

      I will definitely be covering how these guys got into the business and what sets them apart from their peers, thanks Kyle. You also guessed right, my first stop on this tour will be Copper Kettle Brewing Company!

  • http://tewsdaybrewsday.blogspot.com CraftBeerDude

    Looks like Avery with all the brushed copper….

    As for the question: “How in thr bloody hell do you get into this industry!?”

  • http://www.mackinnonphotography.com/ Sean Buchan

    So Kyle guessed right, I’ll be interviewing/touring Copper Kettle Brewing Company first! If you have a question you’d like me to ask Jeremy (Brewer) and Kristen (Manager), leave it in the comments.