Eric started his professional craft brewing career a little over two years ago. After five years of home-brewing, he decided to get his IBD certificate via a brewing school program held in Bend, OR which was put on by current and past employees of Deschutes Brewery. Shortly after receiving his certificate, he started at Laurelwood as a cellarman, eventually making his way to the brew deck. Laurelwood was always one of his favorite breweries before starting and conveniently his local neighborhood watering hole. As a brewer Eric’s duties include crafting the beer, helping create delicious recipes, cleaning fermenters, taking care of barrel aged beers, and being the brewerys overall morale booster and goof. In the Fall, if you’re in the pub you might get a chance to see this goofball in a clown costume while bottling our seasonal Pumpkin beer.
What’s your favorite style of beer? “My favorite style of beer is very hard to decide. My “go-to” would probably be IPA, but I love all beer styles. Other favorites include, Hefeweizen, Belgian Blonde, and nitrogenated stouts.”