Originally from Florida, Andy attended Siebel Institute in Chicago and Doemens World Brewing Academy in Germany. This is where he met Davin (one of the Bartosch brothers), quickly bonding over snarky quips, nonsensical graphs and creating ridiculous ficticious brewery names for class projects (Endagered Feces).
Upon graduation, they went their separate ways. Davin to Chicago to brew for Rock Bottom, and Andy to Montana to brew for (at least self proclaimed) America's most remote brewing company, Lang Creek. After 9 months, Lang closed (it was quite remote) but Andy scored a job at the Great Northern Brewery in Whitefish.
Over the next 6 years, Andy had a lot of fun. He skied Big Mountain, hucking cliffs on his back. He hiked and rafted. Looking for a bit more fun in his work life, he came upon a photo shared on Facebook. The Bartosch brothers finally started their brewery, WISEACRE, and were documenting their set up with silly photos like this one:
Andy wanted in. In the spring of '14 (about 6 months after WISEACRE opened its doors), Andy moved with his wife and dog to Memphis. His favorite activity is drinking Rumpleminz on the back patio of The Cove. It was in this home-away-from-home, with Andy plied with many beers, that this interview takes place: