BEER OF THY FATHER
What’s your favorite kind of beer?
“St. Pauli Girl, for its everyday drinkability. Also, because I used to work for St. Pauli Girl.”
If I was a bartender, what would you order?
“St. Pauli Girl.”
Fruit in beer: yay or nay?
“Absolutely not. If beer tastes good, it tastes good. You shouldn’t have to doctor it.”
Let’s talk IBUs.
“International bitterness units. Um… I think it’s a pretty established and renowned and accurate way to measure the bitterness of beers and ales. It’s a way to keep selection of hops consistent.”
So do you like IPAs?
“Most of them are too bitter for me.”
How many beers do you think I can drink before throwing up?
TREND WATCH! What do you make of all these people who blog about food & drink?
“To each their own. I think the extent to which people talk about food is a little ridiculous. I like food -- I’m not a gourmet, but I think it’s a little crazy. But to each their own.”
Where do you stand on foie gras?
“It’s not for me… I’ve never really even had it. It sounds disgusting.” [I tell him about California's recent ban on it] "I'm not surprised. California does a lot of goofy things. Where does it come from? A goose?”
What’s your favorite cooking show?
“The one with Guy? Diners, Dumps… is that a cooking show? Yeah, that one.”
Is mixology real?
“Yes! OF COURSE IT IS! It’s the scholarly learning of being a consummate bartender. It’s absolutely an art and a science.”
Do you think the donut will eventually become too big to fail, like the cupcake craze of 2011-’12, or the macaron craze before it?
"The donut?! They have been around for a million years. Yeah, they made it! They’re here to stay!”
Have you ever eaten something farm-to-table?
“Oooof. (Scoff/fart noise) Maybe had eggs, somewhere along the way. Yeah.”