Scott Kirk is the Brewmaster at The Pump House. Like a true brewmaster his favourite drink is beer, then water, but never ever a Jager. Ask him why, we’re sure you’ll get a few good stories out of it. In conversation with Explocity.
I was born and mostly raised in Ohio of the USA. I spent two years of my childhood in Tennessee but the rest of my upbringing in Ohio.
I think it's unfair to put it that way for many of us drinkers. Anything over one a day has been deemed unhealthy...by the WHO I think. What matters, I think, is that our drinking never hurts us personally or professionally, and in that I feel I drink just enough. What separates craft drinkers is that most of us drink for taste and not only to get high.
I started brewing at home about 10 years ago. From there about seven years ago I started in a brewery in Alaska washing kegs. I worked up from there to cellaring and then brewing. After becoming a brewer I took courses from Siebel in brewing and brewing theory, but it was the hard work from the bottom that I credit for any great beer that I make today.
I don't know what this question is about...cocktails, food pairing, lock dynamics...That said I love pairing IPA's with food, as I find them the most difficult. As for booze, I like a well-made spicy Bloody Mary before a meaty meal or a good bourbon whiskey before or after a stout sometimes.
There aren't many written ones to begin with, and more rules would mean less innovation for us. Be clean, then clean more, then clean again to be sure. I judge a dirty brewer as having a dirty brewery, which makes it nigh impossible to make good, consistent product.
Beer. Then water. Sometimes quality whiskey. My mood and what I'm brewing plays a large part in my beer choices. I also love salty lime sodas. I've found few things better when I walk from the brewery dehydrated some days.
I'm not a fan of sugary or super herbal cocktails. More than anything I can't stand Jager. I ruined that for myself when I was young and dumb.
I don't think there is one yet. One day I hope India makes the IPA their own. It is complex enough to make an Indian version unique without being gimmicky. The ragi beers I've tried are uniquely Indian as I can tell, but I've had too few so far that seemed close to past being a gimmick. I didn't try many, so maybe I missed a great one, or should not complain and try one myself.
I got here in Oct, 2017. I've visited a few locales around the country for a few days each, but most all of my time has been here in Bangalore.
How could I not? Most of the craft beer here is good and I've come to love the melting pot of curries here. I also can't stand the cold, so that's a big step up from Alaska.