Beer. A story that needs to be told.
What is a need? A need is to have to have something, or wanting something very much. I need to reach as many people as possible with my own story of beer, and to tell a tale of the little brewer who could. Attention to detail, work ethic, and passion are some of my driving forces.
Why is the story important to us?
It’s simple really, the answer is connectivity. Did you know that at 26 years old I was a recipient of an anterior right hip replacement August 2015? Well now you know that you are drinking beer from “one hip brewer”. I want everyone who drinks our beer, to be connected to where and what it came from. Where did the beer come from? Right here in wonderful downtown Tempe Arizona! Now here is the kicker, what did it come from? The simplest way to put it, the beer came from LOVE. I know what you’re probably thinking…how cheesy. Am I right? I’m lactose sensitive too, but I truly mean the beer is made with love. Thats part of the story that needs to be told. I come to work with the intention of being the best I can be and brew the best beers I can brew. It makes me so happy to see one person’s face light up after a sip of a beer I just put on tap. I want customers to know the special care that takes place in all process’ to make our beer.
The story that needs to be told happens everyday here at the brewery. It could start with the scar on my left arm from my very first batch of beer brewed at this facility. Or a burn on my left leg from the highest ABV beer i have created here so far. All of these triumphs and tribulations are fuel to my fire of continuing to strive to be and brew the best. Each batch of wonderful beer has an individual stamp of approval by me. Nothing hits the taps without being perfect.
Creative freedom is one reason I love my career field so much. If I have a quirky idea for a new beer or a way to improve on a classic, then i hit the books. Research and development at this smaller scale is really exciting. Now the process continues with refining that quirky idea. How will the beer’s carbonation, color, body, balance, alcohol percentage, bitterness, and etc be when its done? How do i incorporate ingredients into beers that I’ve never brewed before? Experience, practice, and knowledge all play into making a new beer the best it can be!
With a fast growing craft beer industry here in Arizona, it may be difficult at times to stand out with the wonderful boost of new breweries in this great state. My goal is to showcase consistent and amazing hand brewed craft beers here at Blasted Barley Beer Company and other establishments. Our brewery is different than most you will encounter, have you heard about our night life? It gets exciting at the brewery, highly exceptional and knowledgable staff are the same handsome/gorgeous faces that bring all of the energy. So when crafting these beers, I think of incorporating that same positive energy into everything I make. Come relax for brunch on the weekends, get into some trivia/pong tournament/paint with a pint during the weeknights, or get crazy with live DJ’s/light shows/go-go dancers/confetti blasters during late nights. We embrace our unique style here, and we aren’t called Blasted Barley for nothing.
I support all the independent Arizona breweries, and enjoy creating a relationship with other up and coming breweries here. If any other local Arizona breweries are listening….I’m making a switch to our draft lineup at Blasted Barley Beer Company. We are committed to featuring only local craft beers on tap. If you are a local brewery in Arizona and want to feature your beer on tap in Tempe, come sample your beer and if it is good, then I’ll get you in the lineup.