Brew Kettle Production Works/Ringneck Brewing Co.
How long he’s been brewing:
He’s been home brewing since 1996. He started brewing professionally in 2003 and joined the staff of the Brew Kettle last November.Before he went pro:
Before brewing full-time, he worked as a computer animator, graphic designer and brewed part-time at a Wallaby’s restaurant, where he worked for about six months. When a position opened at Willoughby Brewing Co., Kephart decided to switch careers entirely. He applied and got the job.What he likes most about brewing: “
The creativity and making something people enjoy.”Favorite type of beer:
Spiced beer and fruit beer. “Unless you’re brewing Belgian beers, you shouldn’t be adding spice or fruit.”Common brewing mistake: “
Not keeping things clean.”Favorite food-and-beer pairing:
Smoked prime rib with a dark porter or stoutWhat he wishes more people knew about beer:
“The variety of beers that are available; there’s more out there than just fizzy, yellow beer. If more people would be open to try something new, I’m sure they’d find something different they’d appreciate.”Mug, bottle or can?
mugTop 3 places to have a beer:
1. Brew Kettle Works 2. Cornerstone Brewing Co. 3. Willoughby Brewing Co.Why not wine?
“I do like wine. I really should learn more about it, because I do enjoy it.”— Brandon Petitto