The brewing community is chock full of interesting people, in more ways than one.

Talk to your local brewer - find out how they got into brewing

For example, I know brewers who ‘used to be’ environmental engineers, lawyers, teachers, programmers, aviarians, and all other paths pursued. Heck, some even went to school for brewing (!). And by the way, many professional brewers started by homebrewing.

It’s clear that beer is universally appealing and fascinating, perhaps even a cathartic as a profession. It bites people and there’s no going back. And really – who knows too many retired brewers?! It’s almost an oxymoron.

One of the most interesting lines of questioning for consumers to ask brew community members – especially brewers for some reason – is “what did you used to do?”

Buy them a beer and get comfortable. They have terrific stories to share.

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4 Responses to “You Used To Do What?!”

  1. Brooke

    I used to brew beer before I became a stay at home mom. Hopefully I can get back into brewing again soon.

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  2. Josh@lazymagnolia

    Though I cant call myself a pro brewer, I do work in a brewery now. Ive held titles from cook and camp counselor to artist and volunteer coordinator. Once you find your way into something like this (something so multifaceted that people have such a wonder about), its like walking into a new world. I think people looking in from the outside apply a certain mystique to those inside this world. The image of the bad ass brewer, is like being an explorer or a cowboy. Though these images aren’t entirely true and i find people on the inside would say its a job like anything else, this mystique isn’t entirely undeserved. You get to see, do and understand a lot of cool things you might not get from another job.

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  3. Ginger

    Thanks for chiming in Josh. Hope all is well in Mississippi – looking forward to getting back there soon! Best – Ginger

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  4. Josh@lazymagnolia

    Thanks Ginger 🙂
    Hope all is well. Please stop on by…we love visitors.

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