I started in craft brewing like most people, in a very roundabout and convoluted way. I was a sportscaster for 12 years on various local news stations in random markets around the country and developed a love of craft (microbreweries back then, ha!) beer and craft beer culture. One night between the 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM news, I decided I was going to email that Brock Wagner fella and take a flyer on getting hired at Saint Arnold. He responded and a year later my plan actually worked!
I've now been at Saint Arnold for 12 years and have seen us and the industry make tremendous strides. I don't plan to go back to the glamorous world of local TV anytime soon and instead will just focus on making low-medium quality iPhone-shot videos for our brewery.