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Katie Eells


Where are you from? River Falls, WI

What is your favorite brewing topic to talk to customers about? Beer styles and/or yeast

What was your biggest brewing blunder? That time I tried to use a pump when it was 10 degrees outside. Turns out the wort will freeze in the pump and the pump will stop working.

What movie have you watched the most times? Ahh...err... okay, it's Dirty Dancing...

What was your proudest moment in your fermentation history? When my Northern Brewer coworkers (who I completely admire) tell me that they thought a beer I made was amazing.

Why do you brew? To find ways to make my next batch better.

When did you start brewing? 2005 What is your brewing system? 10 gallon system with 15 gallon Megapots, Center of Gravity brewing stand, Steelhead pump to recirculate, plate chiller, temperature controlled fermentation.

What is your favorite style of beer for drinking and for brewing? American Pale Ale, Cream Ale or Helles Lager

If you could share a beer with anyone throughout history, of even fictional, who would it be? Oliver Sacks

Where do you spend your non-brewing time? Visiting breweries, biking, and reading.

Who are your three favorite musicians/bands? This is an impossible question in which my answer could change by next week. But... Trampled By Turtles, Bob Dylan, most 60's R&B acts 


Read Katie's Short Pour article: 

Designing Your Perfect Cream Ale