The other day I was messing around on Twitter, and found homebrewer Stephen Byram talking about craft beer. We were chatting back and forth for a little bit, and I said, “Hey, I want to interview you. You interested?” He was and we did it right there on Twitter. 140 characters at a time, we learned more about him and his brewing techniques. This guy has brewed a lot of beer, and likes to drink good craft beer at some of the best bars around. Oh, and I forgot to mention… He lives in Arizona! I didn’t even know that until he mentioned Angels Trumpet Ale House. Fun! You can see the entire interview below. Cheers!
Where are you brewing from?
@1001Bottles unfortunately my non air conditioned garage! Looking forward to some cooler weather!
How long have you been brewing?
@1001Bottles only since January of 2012. But I really took a nose dive into the world of brewing!
What is your favorite style?
@1001Bottles double IPA, hands down.
What is your favorite style to brew?
@1001Bottles I’m torn on this actually. I love brewing IPAs because they are difficult, and love brewing Stouts because of the grain bill
Do you use @untappd?
@1001Bottles I actually don’t. I have downloaded the app, but have never used it. I might have to check it out now.
When you brew, do you bottle or keg?
@1001Bottles I brew every other weekend or so, depending on the football schedule. I keg, but have the ability to bottle from the keg.
What are some of your favorite beer bars in your neighborhood?
@1001Bottles actually, the is not Alot to choose from in my area. But I will go out of my way to drink a beer at @angeltrumpetale
Do you have a favorite beer?
@1001Bottles I have a few. Rampage IPA from Black Diamond. Abner from @HillFarmstead. And Westvleteren 12 from Abbey St Sixtus
If you could only drink 1 beer for the rest of your life, what beer would you drink?
@1001Bottles ha! What a question! Probably Russian River Pliny the Elder. Perfect combination of alcohol, cleanliness and hops!
Where do you buy all your brewing materials and ingredients?
@1001Bottles honestly, a hodgepodge of places. I like to support local business. What ales ya in Glendale, hops and tannins in anthem
Have you ever made a mistake while brewing?
@1001Bottles of course! I was Brewing a wheat beer and wanted to add prickly pears. Didn’t think about the red fruit turning my beer pink!
We would love to try your beer. Any chance you can send us a bottle to review on the blog?
@1001Bottles absolutely. I currently have a double IPA and double chocolate mint stout. Looking forward to sharing them!
Have you ever considered brewing professionally?
@1001Bottles working on it right now! WWW. STUNTCOCKBREWING.COM
Do you have a favorite brewery?
@1001Bottles Firestone Walker
What beers have you always wanted to try but have never had the chance to enjoy?
@1001Bottles @3floyds zombie dust
What’s next for Steve Byram?
@1001Bottles another beer in my glass
Brewers are artists. In all of the interviews I do, I always give the artist the last word. Go.
@1001Bottles be inspired. Expand your palate. Don’t accept mediocrity.