Celebrate Oktoberfest on a brand new episode of In the Drink as Joe Campanale is joined by Neil Witte, the Training and Technical Support Manager for Duvel USA, Boulevard Brewing Co. and Brewery Ommegang. Neil began his career in the Kansas City brewpub industry, moving to Boulevard Brewing Co. in 1997 as a brewer. In 2001, he took over field quality and training responsibilities and continues that role today with the new Duvel family of beers. With quality and education as a main focus, he works closely with the national sales and marketing teams on all technical and training matters. He also does extensive distributor and retailer training on all manner of beer related topics, including the brewing process, beer styles, draught systems and beer and food. He is BJCP Certified and is currently one of 7 Master Cicerones. He is co-author of the Brewers Association Draught Quality Manual, Draught Beer Quality for Retailers and a contributing author to the MBAA Beer Steward Handbook. This program was brought to you by Michter's.
"The rule book in beer has been thrown out - people are doing whatever they want. Brewers are pushing the envelope and do something different than they did the day before." [30:00]
--Neil Witte on In the Drink