September 25, 2015
“Milk is for babies, when you grow up you have to drink beer.” -Arnold SchwarzeneggerIt was on my 21st birthday, April 11th, 2009, that beer and I officially met for the first time. I was living in the dorms on campus at Willamette University in Salem Oregon. About two blocks from my dorm, across the tracks and down the street, was the beer mecca of Salem, Capital Market. Little did I know this beaten down bodega would fuel the flame that would later ignite my passion for brewing.