Meet the Brewers!

With the Deland Craft Beer Festival in a little over 24 hours (insert squeals of excitement here),  we thought it would be good if y'all got to know a little bit more about PHBC's bearded brewers.  

They work hard, they brew harder, they play even harder. Then they brew again, even harder than that.

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                                               Andy Sistrunk (L) and Robbie Carelli (R).

Andy Sistrunk

Age: 37

Hometown: Keystone Heights, Fl

First Beer Consumed: Natty Light

First Craft Beer Consumed: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Top 3 Favorite Craft Beers:

- Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

- St. Bernardus Wit

- Ommegang 3 Philosophers

Top 3 Breweries You Admire:

- Ommegang (NY)

- St. Bernardus (Belgium)

- Dogfish Head (DE)

Favorite Style: Belgian Quad

Favorite Style to Make: Belgian Abbey Ale

Estimate How Many Beers You've Had in Your Lifetime: More than any human should.

Dream Beercation: Spending time in Belgium going from monastery to monastery reflecting and drinking.

 

 

Robbie Carelli

Age: 26

Hometown: Deltona, Fl

First Beer Consumed: Natty Light

First Craft Beer Consumed: Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

Top 3 Favorite Craft Beers:

- Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA

- Terrapin Chocolate Moohoo

- Highland Oatmeal Porter

Top 3 Breweries You Admire:

- Dogfish Head (DE)

- Terrapin (GA)

- Highland Brewing Company (NC)

("This is a rolling list, it depends on my taste at the time.")

Favorite Style: Double IPA

Favorite Style to Make: Anything Belgian

Estimate How Many Beers You've Had in Your Lifetime: I was a late bloomer, but I've made up for it. I'd say I'm about 1/4 of an expert.*

(*NB: An expert, as defined by Malcolm Gladwell, does something for 10,000 hours.)

Dream Beercation: The West Coast. I want to start in Washington and drink my way south.