Meet our fearless beer leader, the man behind the beard, the king of coconut, Jason Buehler. Our head brewer inspires us daily with his amazing and creative brews. We thought you should get to know a bit about the guy who creates that goodness in your pint. Here he is folks.
Q: What is your hometown, and how long have you lived in CO? What brought you out here?
A: Millersburg, Ohio. Right next to Killbuck. No Shit. We moved here in 2004 from Chicago, I spent a summer in CO during undergrad and loved the lifestyle and the mountains.
Q: Who is we? Tell us about your family.
A: I have a lovely wife Leanne, three kids Otto(3), Clive(4), Ellie(6), a mutt named Logan, and a brood of chickens who include Sammy Davis Jr. (rooster) and the rest of the ladies (the chicks).
Q: How long have you been with DBC?
A: 1 year
Q:What did you do before joining the DBC family?
A:Made beer at a few breweries throughout the state
Q: What is your job title, and what do you do on a “typical” day at DBC?
A: I’m the Head Brewer. You’ll typically find me adding or removing coconut from beer.
Q: What are your areas of expertise?
A: Rapid Facial hair growth, baking extravagant birthday cakes for my kids, and creating fun beers
Q: We do admire that beard of yours. What gets you out of bed and brings you into work each morning?
A:The sweet smell of fermentation.
Q: We’re assuming you like beer, what else motivated you to work in the beer industry?
A: Creating something that people can enjoy and never having to shave or wear a fucking tie.
Q: Do you have a favorite memory, or a great story from working here?
A: Seeing joy on the faces of our team members when we won a GABF medal last year.
Q: Yeah! Congrats on that big win for King Ink. What’s your favorite beer we make or have made?
A: Summit Sunrise
Q:What about one that’s not from us?
A: Rodenbach Grand Cru
Q: So, what do you do for fun? Or what does your ideal day off look like?
A: Riding bikes with my family, running, seeing live music, hiking.
Q: What are one or two items on your bucket list?
A: Running a marathon and going to Oktoberfest in Germany, ideally not on the same day
Q: If you could have a beer with any person (dead or alive), who would you choose and what beer would you drink?
A: Any beer with my dad in his basement bar
Thanks for chatting with us Jason! We can’t wait to taste whatever you have fermenting in that tank. Here’s to our head brewer!