Things have been a bit slow on the blog as of late, so I thought that I would treat our regular readers (all three of you) to a special interview that I recently conducted with one of the most talented up-and-coming brewers I have ever had the chance to meet. I found this discussion intriguing and insightful, and I hope that you will as well.
So without further adieu, I present you with my exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with Seth Treptow, one of the super talented founders of Regular Guy Brewing. Enjoy!
Me: So, what made you want to become a brewer?
Seth: I like drinking beer. Beer is pretty cool. I also like making stuff. So why not make beer? Just made sense.
Me: Who are your greatest influences?
Seth: In terms of other brewers, I don’t really have any. I kind of see myself as a vanguard who has broken the mold of convention. I don’t really care about all those other guys. I just don’t see what they have to offer me. Instead I find that I have to tap into other sources for inspiration. If you put my feet to the fire, and made me name a few though, I would probably have to cite Rick Astley, William Shatner and Alf as my three biggest influences…in brewing and in life. I learned a lot from those guys.
Me: If you had to describe yourself, how would you do it?
Seth: Probably with words. Given the proper time, I might be able to do it with numbers, but that just seems silly. Words are definitely the way to go.
Me: Any particular words?
Seth: Modern Renaissance Man. I like to think of myself as being on par with Leonardo, Michelangelo or Donatello…the artists not the turtles. Those guys were multi-tool threats. That’s how I roll. I’m not just some one trick pony, I’m versatile. My mind is always in motion. The gears never stop turning. I am a machine…but also a man. A man with big ideas and plans. A freight train with the mind of a ninja. That’s me.
Me: What about the other guys behind Regular Guy Brewing? Any thoughts about them?
Seth: They’re alright…I guess.
Me: So what are your plans for Regular Guy Brewing?
Seth: World domination. But if that doesn’t happen, I’ll settle for making kick ass beer that is enjoyed en masse by our adoring public. It may take some time, but I think we’ll get there.
Me: Wow! Terrific stuff. Thank you so much for your time and candor.
Seth: Not a problem. It was an absolute pleasure. Drop by anytime.