Christian – Beer Guide & Partner
As a Highland bagpiper, Christian has been around pubs and breweries performing, and this is where he found a love of craft beer. Since moving to Cleveland in 2002, his background as a public relations professional allows him to showcase/showoff all the new adventures for Clevelanders, including the bursting craft beer scene. He’s always for hearing a favorite beer story!
Favorite Beers: Market Garden’s Wee Heavy Wallace Scotch Ale and Citramax IPA, Great Lakes Brewing Co.’s Eliot Ness Amber Lager, Terrestrial’s Fanboi Hazy IPA, and a good Saison.
Kevin – Beer Guide
Kevin was born and raised on Cleveland’s east side but is regularly caught in brewpubs all over Cleveland. He was just waiting to HOP into the beer scene; just a month after he turned 21 he became a home brewer!
Likes: Kayaking, hiking, homebrewing, The Office, CBJ hockey, punk rock, the gym, coffee, dogs
Dislikes: Contaminated beer, really really long brew days, old coffee, wasted beer, bad haircuts
Favorite Beers: Great Lakes: Chill Wave Double IPA, Unibroue: Terrible, Noble Beast: Widowmaker, Terrestrial: Morning Halp. Too many to count!
Bob – Beer Guide
Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Bob has had a passion for craft brewing and the Cleveland Craft brewing scene. Bob had his first pint of Heisman (Now Dortmunder Gold) at Great Lakes Brewing on their second day of operation in September of 1988 and it was a game changer. You can find Bob making the rounds at all of the local breweries “researching” new releases and talking beer, breweries, and sports with other patrons. Bob also volunteers at all of the Cleveland Beer festivals and has represented Market Garden Brewing at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver which he and his son attend regularly. Family, Friends, Guitars and Martial Arts keep Bob busy. Never bored, always ready for a beer and conversation.
Favorite Beers: Edmond Fitzgerald Porter from Great Lakes, Chinook Strike from Market Garden, Terrestrials Public Pilsner, Brick and Barrel’s Bitter Chief and Collision Bend’s Saison De Bruell
Matt was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and currently lives outside Akron with his family. He has been homebrewing for the past 5+ years and that has helped to spur his love of craft beer. Luckily for him, his wife loves craft beer as well, and the pair have traveled all over the country on beer trips. Matt loves to host beer tastings at his house with friends and family, although his wife gets angry at him giving away a lot of costly beer. Matt is also a high stakes shareholder in BrewDogs USA and the DogHouse Hotel. Lastly, and maybe most importantly, Matt is a talker. He loves to spread the word about craft beer. What better way to do it? Ask him, he’ll tell you!
Favorite Beers: Coast Hop Art, Wicked Weed Pernicious, Royal Docks Yuletide (in winter), Brick & Barrel Bitter Chief, Market Garden Chinook, and One Well Professor Nutty Butter. Plus so many more, but has been on a sour kick since last August.
Audrey – Beer Guide
Audrey loves good beer, puns, Cleveland, and her cat, Pico de Gato. Balancing a love of craft beer and law school sometimes means shirking readings in favor of a release party, but oftentimes leads to amazing jobs like this. Audrey hopes to one day blend her love of craft beer and law into a position as head of legal counsel for a craft brewery. But for now, she’s perfectly happy to show Clevelanders and out-of-towners the best brews Cleveland has to offer. Cheers!
Favorite Beers: Oberon by Bells (Audrey’s first love), Dead Man’s Curve IPA by Goldhorn Brewing, Nano OG by Market Garden Brewing, whatever Terrestrial has in their infusion tower, Oktoberfest by Great Lakes, and 12 Dogs of Christmas by Thirsty Dog.