Do you ever wonder who is behind that delicious beer in your glass? We sat down with one of our brewers, Matt Blair to get some fun facts about the man behind the tanks.
Name: Matt Blair
City of origin: Missoula
What is your favorite thing about beer? My favorite thing about beer is probably that it brings such a wide range of people together. I just like seeing people from all walks of life coming in and enjoying the same thing. Coming in happy, having a beer, and leaving stoked.
How did you get your start in the industry?
I started out as a bottle filler at a brewery in Oregon and then slowly worked my way into other roles such as keg washing and keg filling.
What is your favorite beer style? I truly enjoy all of them but if I had to pick one, I would say I’m into pales and/or sours. A well balanced pale ale and any sour ale.
What is your current favorite beer on tap? I’m really liking the kolsch because even though summer is over we are enjoying a gorgeous start to fall and its just light and crisp.
What is the best thing about working at Draught Works? How well the owners take care of the staff and how much fun the staff has working with each other. Also, how many cool people come through the door and enjoy themselves here.
What is your favorite food? I want to say BBQ but I also really like Thai food.
Who is your favorite fictional character? Donald Duck
Twizzlers or Red Vines? Red Vines
Dogs or cats? Dogs
Ale or lager? Both. I mean, I do love both.
What is the most “Missoula” thing you’ve ever done? Wore my Chacos fly fishing!
So there you have it. A little bit about Matt Blair. Next time you come in, see if you can spot him on the brew floor and give him a wave!