Meet The Brewer: Josh Stewart
Josh Stewart is the Safety Manager and Packaging Manager here at Perrin Brewing Co. This fall will mark his third year with the company. These are a few things he would like to share with you:
What do you do here?
Imagine Auguste Rodin’s statue, The Thinker, add about 15 lbs of muscle to him and you pretty much have what I do here in bronze form. I started out in packaging, moved to the cellar (coldside), spent almost a year brewing (hotside), somewhere in-between the two I adopted a safety culture and as well I am the Packaging Manager. It has been a neat transition and I believe I am one of only two employees that are competent in all production areas (someone fact check that).
What is your favorite beer?
My favorite beer to drink is an American lager, My favorite beer to brew is QStew
Do you have any hobbies?
I am about as cool now as I was in high school (flash back to high school and I am sitting alone at lunch playing Pokemon Red on the Gameboy laughing at my own jokes). Just kidding. I enjoy football, so you can catch me playing in flag football tournaments or coaching high school football in the Fall. I also enjoy cooking, reading books and watching movies.
If you are not at work, what can we find you doing?
I am a HUGE homebody; you can find me with my wife and son and our dogs if I am not at work. We try to do a lot as a family: go to the zoo, play outside, go to Grandma’s, or anything else that fosters a fun family time.
Who would you do a collaboration brew with?
I get teased about this but I really enjoy drinking hard cider. I have volunteered and judged at a few competitions and enjoy the sense of nature that ciders offer. It makes sense then that I would like to do a brew with Thistly Cross or Woodchuck.
I listen to country, Top 40, some hard rock, but my default radio station is normally WCSG.
Favorite Sports Team?
Michigan State Spartans
What is your favorite Perrin Lunch Item?
Chicken wings, half Parmesan Garlic-half black ale BBQ