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Tagged With: brewer interviews

John Mallett/Director of Operations at Bell’s Brewing Inc. Q&A with Bob Benenson

John Mallett, the longtime director of operations for Michigan’s thriving Bell’s Brewery, has been a major figure in the craft brewing trade since its still-formative days in the late 1980s. As a recent college graduate, he rose quickly to the position of head brewer at Boston’s Commonwealth brewery. After taking a break to obtain a … Continue reading »

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Growing Hops is a LOT of Work- Even in the Winter: a note fromHopHeadBon

Hello out there, in internet land!  Jeff and I get a lot of questions like: “What do you guys do in the winter?“ “When do you start to get busy?“ and  “What are you doing on the farm right now” Well, these are all good questions I guess.  Jeff gets a little annoyed because he … Continue reading »

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“The Brew View” DryHop Brewers Q & A with Bob Benenson

Greg Shuff (owner) and Brant Dubovick (head brewer), DryHop Chicago brewpub, July 16, 2012:   Have you ever joked about beer being better than sex? That proposition will get a new twist in a few months when DryHop — a gastro-pub with an all-star lineup in the brewhouse and kitchen — opens in a Chicago … Continue reading »

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Sam Sherwood, head brewer, Walldorff Brewpub and Bistro, Hastings, Michigan

The southwestern portion of Michigan has become a hotbed for craft brewing over the past couple of decades, with producers such as Bell’s (of Kalamazoo) and Founders (of Grand Rapids) growing into nationally recognized brands, and others gaining serious regional reputations. Yet when Michigan Travel and Vacation magazine in June 2012 named the winner of … Continue reading »

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A Welcome to Hop Head Bob

This spring we had the pleasure of meeting Bob Benenson.  He is a writer going through a sort of rebirth.  Having been a political writer and editor for many years (something I try to stay far away from), Bob decided to make the move to more enjoyable things in life.  That move brought Bob, his … Continue reading »

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