My engineering career brought me to Austin in 1991 where I met Chip McElroy, a homebrewer with similar passion. We founded Live Oak Brewing Company in 1996. In 2001, I left Live Oak to brew with Tim Schwartz at The Bitter End. Our chemistry led to some interesting and award-winning beers. I became the brewer of Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que in 2007 and continued my lager-obsessed ways. For the past five years, I have had the pleasure of brewing with Amos Lowe. Together, we opened the Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company in south Austin in 2013. I was on the Board of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild for three years and was Chair of the Festival Committee for two years.