Team Penrose went on a road trip to Michigan over the weekend to visit our friend Ryan from Virtue Cider and check out the farm, then he jumped in with us and the four of us went way north to visit a hop farm and orchard. We took the scenic route back. Check out what you missed on the brewery’s Instagram or mine.
Last month I spent some time in Sebastopol, California, documenting for Good Beer Hunting and helping out one of my best friends in the final days before his new brewpub, Woodfour Brewing Company, opened for business. What was supposed to be a four-day trip was extended to 10 days, and because of spending that time immersed in the project (and being Seth’s whipping boy when I didn’t have a camera around) I think I got some of the strongest photos I’ve ever taken. Working 14-17 hour days and loving it during what was supposed to be a vacation also made me realize that a career in the craft beer industry was something I would love to do and encouraged me to apply for the job at Penrose. I sent my cover letter and resume for the job from a table in Seth’s restaurant.