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Time For Your Hobby

Nov 2019

Ep.65 The Sharp Beer Palate (Matt - Craft Beer Enthousiast)

November 24, 2019

(Matt - Craft Beer Enthousiast)

In this episode, I had the honour to have Matt as my guest. He shared with me his interest in being a craft beer enthousiast.

Matt suggested that if you are interested in learning about craft beer, you should check out your local brewery.

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00:28 - Intro
01:12 - Who is Matt?
01:43 - What is your hobby?
02:01 - Would you consider yourself a craft beer enthousiast?
02:08 - How did you get introduced to craft beer?
02:35 - Do you remember the first craft beer?
02:48 - Did you have that beer recently?
03:29 - What would you say is the best part about being a craft beer enthousiast?
04:10 - Did craft beer become popular in your hometown?
04:23 - Do you have a favourite craft beer from your hometown?
04:47 - Do you have a spreadsheet of the beers you had?
05:15 - Are you a fan of imported craft beer?
05:32 - Have you travelled anywhere (internationally) to try craft beer?
06:02 - Do you go to beer festivals in Ottawa?
06:45 - What are some key things you look for when you try a new craft beer?
07:35 - Do you collect the bottle caps, the bottles, the stickers?
08:01 - Does the art on the beer can or bottles play a role when you are selecting a craft beer?
08:18 - If you had the chance to create a design on a beer bottle or can, what would you make?
09:13 - Was there a beer can or bottle design that really stood out?
09:25 - What are your top 3 favourite craft beers?
10:36 - Did you ever do a brewery tour?
11:02 - What is the most interesting beer you ever tasted?
12:27 - Have you ever considered making your own beer?
15:02 - Are you currently working on any beers right now?
15:58 - Would you ever consider making craft beer as a side job?
16:48 - What are some misconceptions about people who are craft beer enthousiasts?
17:33 - Do you also like other types of alcohol?
18:00 - Have you ever considered making wine (Matt grows grapes in his backyard)?
18:31 - What has craft beer enthousiasm taught you in life?
19:09 - How is the beer craft community in Ottawa?
20:02 - Where do you go to get new information about craft beer?
21:15 - Do you want to present your hobby to the world or use it as your escape from reality?
21:35 - Has learning about craft beer ever stressed you out?
22:13 - Has being a craft beer enthousiast ever help you relax?
22:53 - What was your biggest challenge when you first started your hobby?
23:22 - Is there a better season for craft beer?
23:57 - Do you prefer cans or bottles?
24:19 - What is your current biggest challenge?
25:00 - Have you convinced your dad to drink any kind of craft beer?
25:27 - Do you have any word of advice for anyone who might be interested in this hobby?
27:22 - Do you have any questions for me about craft beer?
30:18 - Outro