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Before we reached our present predicament, we were about the launch a light-hearted series – 10 (or more!) Questions with a Brewer. Well, we’re still going to move forward with that, but it would seem a bit strange if we don’t also check in to see how they’re dealing with the coronavirus shutdown. Up next is Joe Hitselberger, owner and brewery of Wolf Tree Brewing in South Beach, on the central Oregon coast. Find takeout and delivery options on their website.
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10 (or more!) Questions with a Brewer
Hometown: La Canada, CA. Moved to Oregon after highschool in 99′
Favorite beer: It might sound cliché, but Orval is my absolute favorite beer. It’s really complex and is a great beer to pair with food.
Beatles or Stones? Stones
When I’m not drinking beer, I’m drinking… Wine, I drink a lot of wine.
If I weren’t a brewer I’d be a… I was a forester before I was a brewer and I could fall back on that. I like trucks too though, so being a dump truck driver isn’t out of the question.
When I’m not brewing beer you can find me… Hiking in the woods with my dogs
What’s on the stereo when you’re brewing? Indie, alternative rock, with a little Westside Connection sprinkled in there. I have terrible taste in music for the most part, or so I’ve been told.
Ale or lager? Big fan of ales, but learning to appreciate lagers more.
What was your first craft beer? Rogue Dead Guy Ale. Growing up on the coast, it is a pretty iconic brand and a really unique beer.
Favorite book? Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living. Nick Offerman. Aka Ron Swanson
Favorite album? Smashing Pumpkins- Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Double disc?! I was the coolest 15 year old I knew when I bought that.
Favorite vacation spot? Bend/ Sunriver. Great weather and great beer.
Favorite quote. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take -Wayne Gretzky – Michael Scott”
The next big thing in beer will be… Gruits. I have no idea, it seems like really well made lagers are making a comeback.
Timbers or Blazers? Blazers
Ducks or Beavers? I’m an OSU Alumni, Beavers all the way.
If I could choose anyone to have a beer with, it would be… Garrett Oliver. I’d love to talk with him about beer and food pairing.