Brewmaster, High Mountain Brewing Company
Photos and questions by Maureen Provençal
PQ: Whats your brewing philosophy?
AO: Drinkability and simplicity are number one.
PQ: What beer do you enjoy the most?
AO: I like a lot of beers. I take them for what they are.
PQ: One ingredient you cant live without when making beer?
AO: Clean water.
PQ: What beer should people be more open to trying?
AO: In general, darker beers; something new.
PQ: Most unusual beer youve ever tasted?
AO: Hot pepper-flavoured beer. It had hot chili flavours in it.
PQ: Most memorable beer youve ever drank?
AO: Free beer.
PQ: Exact moment you decided to become a brewmaster?
AO: When I realized the perks of the job.
PQ: Best trend in beer brewing?
AO: Higher quality micro-breweries.
PQ: Worst trend in brewing?
AO: Light beers; beers that taste like water.
PQ: Greatest professional moment?
AO: When someone compliments my brew.
PQ: Where would you go to drink beer if you could go anywhere in the world?
AO: Belgium for its variety of beers.
PQ: Where would you go for your last beer in Whistler?
AO: Outside in the sun, on the concrete bar at High Mountain Brewing Company.
PQ: What brought you to Whistler?
PQ: Personal hero.
AO: Bob and Doug.