Jeopardy question: This Chicago native spent time opening a restaurant in Mongolia in his younger years and is likely the only person brewing beer at 5:30AM in Memphis on a regular basis. Answer: Who is Brian Balough? Correct! With a background in the kitchen, Balough made the switch to brewing as Davin’s volunteer assistant in 2010 in Chicago and garnered 2 years of professional brewing experience before heading down to Memphis to join up with WISEACRE.Favorite Breweries: Short’s Brewing, New Glarus, Alesmith, Haymarket Pub and Brewery, Half Acre, Samuel Smith’s, and Rock Bottom.Favorite Beer: Bell’s 2 Hearted, Hamm’s, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout, La Chouffe Houblon IPA, Half Acre Daisy Cutter, New Glarus Moon Man, and Revolution Eugene Porter
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