How long have you worked at Idle Hands?
Officially since the beginning of July. Before that I volunteered on packaging days and also picked up cases for the liquor store where I worked at the time.
What’s your role at Idle Hands?
I am the assistant brewer and also taproom bartender.
When and how did you first learn about Idle Hands?
I’m sure the first mention was through the internet, looking up local breweries. I started regularly buying Idle Hands in 2012/13; usually grab a bottle to try after stopping at the homebrew store.
What were you doing before you started working at Idle Hands?
I worked at Acton Wine & Spirits as the craft beer buyer. I was also homebrewing way too much.
What do you like most about working at Idle Hands (besides the beer)?
The educative atmosphere. I can pretty much ask Chris & Brett any question about process and ingredients and get some new nugget of information, which is pretty much the place I want to be in at the moment!
Favorite Idle Hands beer?
Adelais is real nice. Batch 2 of Two Seam is kinda absurd.
How about your dream 6-pack (with no Idle Hands beers)?
Favorite thing about the new Malden location?
Bathrooms. Taproom. Also Malden itself, as I am not (yet) familiar with this area, I know have a new place to explore!
Favorite bar that carries Idle Hands on tap?
You’re a devoted homebrewer. How long have you been homebrewing and what beer have you created that you’re most proud of?
I started in the fall of 2011 doing one-gallon batches in Brooklyn, then moved up to 5 gallon batches once I moved back to Massachusetts in 2012. All grain all the time. My favorite beer thus far is a blended Saison: mostly a saison aged on raspberry with small portions of aged saisons with lots of yeasts and bacteria and even some pale ale. Long bottle fermentation resulted in lovely integration.
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You’ve already met Brett, Dan, and Josh. Now it’s time to meet another member of our Idle Hands team – Jillian. How long have you worked at Idle Hands? I have been at Idle Hands since the new location opened up back in July. We really have a fantastic group working here and I […]'Filed Under: Employee Spotlight, Uncategorized
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We’re continuing our employee Q&As today with Josh Deering. You’ll find Josh behind our bar, pouring Patriarch, Adelais and your other favorite Idle Hands beers. How long have you worked at Idle Hands? I have been an employee since the day the new tap room opened earlier this summer, but I started volunteering bottling beers […]'Filed Under: Employee Spotlight, Uncategorized
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