Derek Brown - Head Brewer


Head Brewer, Derek Brown, has been with us from day one, and we couldn't be happier about it. He came from an Assistant Brewing position at Town Hall with an Associate Degree in Brewing Technology from Siebel Institute.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Doing anything or nothing with my girls at home. Making cider. Smoking meat. Hanging out in my hammock. I don't have a whole lot of free time these days, so when I do I want to be relaxing.

What is your favorite style of music / band?

Psychedelic rock

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

I would go to Spain for the food.

What is your favorite part about working at a brewery?

I like that most days are challenging - it keeps my senses sharp.  

If you had to pick one style of beer to describe yourself, which style would it be and why?

British Brown Ale. I'm mostly British, my last name is Brown and I make ale for a living.

What is your position with Tin Whiskers?

Head Brewer

How long have you worked here?

2+ years

What is your favorite Twin Cities hang out spot?

Merlins Rest and Millers Corner Bar and Grill.