Des Moines native and all-around nerd. Proud father of Halden and Caulder. Eric is living one of his dreams being able to work, not just in a brewery, but in a brewery that he loves and respects. Eric loves quality beer in any form, but has a huge place in his heart for Belgian beers as well as sours, and more experimental varieties. When not drinking beer he loves nerdy pursuits, hockey (The Chicago Blackhawks), and woodworking/tinkering in his workshop.
Joined Confluence in 2013.
What is your favorite Confluence beer? Or, If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Gray’s Lake Nessie
What is your favorite Confluence story?
Once when I was lending a hand to an intern of ours (years ago) I got to witness a dry-hopping volcano. I thought it was funnier than he did…
Any random facts about yourself?
I love camping and bouldering
If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?
Beer, a box of cigars, and a hammock
What celebrity do people think you look like?
What is the one thing you can’t live without?
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
Being a Dad. My boys are huge goofballs.
What does “craft beer” mean to you?
Beer brewed or designed by someone who holds their passion for the craft of brewing over their passion for fame or reward.
Describe yourself in three words:
Happy, Hairy, Nerd