I’m no professional artist, so when I started building this “Surly” game, I knew I needed to utilize tools I had experience with. Blender was the only “art” tool I really knew how to use. I used it for fun projects, back when I taught, like creating a logo for our robotics team. My work […]Read more "Is Lou 2D or 3D?"
A year ago, I started studying for the Cicerone. I found out it’s hard as Hell without a study group. A great group of coworkers and I tried pushing through our conflicting schedules, but we gave up after a good effort. Leading into that summer, I ran daily, training for Grandma’s Marathon. Once I completed […]Read more "I Love My Job, so Why Not Make a Video Game About It?"
I’m back! After a one year hiatus, I’ve decided to refocus my brewing blog. As I settle in to work, and have more time for other things, I want to focus my studies on the Cicerone test. I will still add updates to my brewery experience, and cool events that occur, but I also want […]Read more "Tackling the Cicerone"
Last update, I was beginning to work my way through becoming a brewer at Surly’s old location. Since then, I moved to the new, 100 barrel brewery in Minneapolis, and have become trained in multiple facets. Due to my robotics experience, and the fact that I had not been fully trained yet, I was a […]Read more "Rundown of the Big House"
A year a ago, when I began my adventure, schooling, and this blog, it was a 5 year goal of mine to work at Surly. One year later, and I’m living my dream! As one might imagine, life has been crazy for the last couple of months. I began my new job, and moved back […]Read more "Living the Dream"
I’ve enjoyed my time in Chicago, learning about beer, drinking great beer, working with beer, and making great friends whom share my passion for beer. I started with Seibel, but it’s been my experience with Goose Island that has made my passion flourish, and jolted my need to continue the brewing path. This past month […]Read more "Final Month with the Flock"
I may not be writing much on here lately, but my life has been moving really fast. First of all, I received a full time job at Goose; I pretty much do the same tasks, with the added business of running the floor and doing some scheduling. September flew by. Most of what I did […]Read more "Moving Fast!"