Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Interview with Scott Veltman - Ommegang brewer (part 1 of 2)
Scott Veltman is a Capital District native who is now a professional brewer working for Ommegang in Cooperstown. He reached out to me on Facebook awhile ago letting me know he was a fan of my beer reviews. We've met up a few times when he's been in town and at a few beer festivals and other events.
He invited me to come down to Ommegang for a behind-the-scenes tour and while there we shot a review of a very special beer as well as this interview. Scott's a great person to interview as you'll see in the video. Here's the questions I asked him:
0:42 How old are you and where are you originally from?
1:24 How did you get into beer?
3:39 Did you go to brewing school?
4:56 How did you get a job with Ommegang?
6:01 What's brewing school like?
7:26 Is there anything you can learn at brewing school you can't learn from homebrewing?
7:52 What's an average workday like for you?
10:34 They say if you love your job you never work a day in your life. Do you find that's true?
11:23 Do you ever get sick of being around beer all the time?