We have found our new assistant brewer!
I am sure that Stacey Roth (Block) is no stranger to many of you MI beer fans. But for those who haven't yet heard of her, here's a brief introduction.
Stacey got her start on the MI beer scene working at the Michigan Brewing Company from 2002 to 2005. Though her official responsibilities there were bartending and managing the tap system, she could often be found in the brewery lending a hand and asking a bajillion questions.
Stacey has spent many a beer tasting ar Arbor Brewing Company as a volunteer pourer and recently said "I do" to Tom Block (another familiar face on the MI Beer scene) at last year's Great American Beer Festival.
In 2006 Stacey got the opportunity to get more extensive brewing and bottling training and experience splitting her time between Grizzly Peak and Jolly Pumpkin.
Stacey brings with her a passion for craft-brewed beer, a tremendous work ethic, an interest in quality control and facilities management, and a very laid-back and friendly personality that should fit in quite nicely with our ever-expanding brewery team.
Until everybody gets up to speed, Matt will continue in the role of head brewer at both Arbor Brewing Comany and Corner Brewery and Ryan (Foamy) Hale and Stacey will split their time between the two breweries as needed.
Many thanks to all of the home brewers who applied for this position. We will most likely be adding some part-time positions in the Spring to assist with kegging and bottling and will keep all applications on file.
Oh, and about the label (no that's not Stacey) - just a teaser. You'll have to stay tuned.