#107 | Live from Victor 23 with Head Brewer Todd Britt | All About the Barrel Aged
Business Over Beer #107 | Live from Victor 23 with Head Brewer Todd Britt
On this episode of Business Over Beer, we recorded live from Victor 23 Brewing with Head Brewer, Todd Britt. Victor 23 is a great local brewpub, complete with all the regulars saddled up at the bar, there to support the brewery.
In this episode, we learn about where the name "Victor 23" originated from. Also, Todd talks about his journey from the Midwest to The Pacific Northwest, brewing for institutions like Goose Island and Rock Bottom, before landing the head brewer job for Victor 23. Todd talks about the art of brewing and his passion for barrel aged beer, but understanding that this is a business, and he needs to brew beer that his customers want.
"Somebody's gotta buy it," Todd told us. "It Doesn't matter if its the best beer in the world, if I can't get you guys to drink it, it doesn't matter what I think of the beer"
4:05 50k foot view of Victor 23 Brewing
5:00 The beer portion of the program
7:35 What's new with the beer industry
9:21 Todd's passion for barrel aging beer
15:50 Changes to hop technology
19:55 Todd's brewing background
22:22 Goose Island
24:10 Rock Bottom
25:45 Adjusting to the PNW beer culture
27:51 Does the PNW love for hops hinder our beer culture
33:47 Angie's Mystery Beer
39:35 Where the name Victor 23 comes from
41:37 Getting the Victor 23 brewer job
43:54 Let demand lead supply
49:37 The Final Question
52:40 Wrap up
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