Local legend Brian Hunt caught on video

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joet
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beers 2675 º places 111 º 15:26 Fri 2/17/2012

Yes you can say that on the internet, Brian.


 
MatSciGuy
beers 924 º 16:59 Fri 2/17/2012

Damn, that’s a persistent interviewer. Kudos to that guy, Brian does not seem like an easy guy to interview.

 
Arbitrator
17:06 Fri 2/17/2012

There have been more sightings of the Loch Ness Monster than of Brian Hunt.

 
joet
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beers 2675 º places 111 º 17:10 Fri 2/17/2012

Originally posted by Arbitrator
There have been more sightings of the Loch Ness Monster than of Brian Hunt.


this is true. although I have bumped into him personally while at the supermarket.

 
Sparky
beers 2244 º places 26 º 17:12 Fri 2/17/2012

Seems like a cool guy. Thanks for posting it Joe.

 
Arbitrator
17:21 Fri 2/17/2012

Originally posted by joet
Originally posted by Arbitrator
There have been more sightings of the Loch Ness Monster than of Brian Hunt.


this is true. although I have bumped into him personally while at the supermarket.




What a coincidence. Nessie and I have the same barber.

 
hopscotch
beers 11409 º places 291 º 17:38 Fri 2/17/2012

He seems sort of like a dick to me. However, I don’t care if you’re Ty Cobb; brew great beer and I’ll pay you for it. Is Brian singlehandedly resposible for the beer style that is "Dark American Lager?"

I mean, was Josh afraid that Brian would hunt him down and cut his nuts off if Death and Taxes were classified as a Schwarzbier?

 
joet
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beers 2675 º places 111 º 17:59 Fri 2/17/2012

Originally posted by hopscotch
He seems sort of like a dick to me. However, I don’t care if you’re Ty Cobb; brew great beer and I’ll pay you for it. Is Brian singlehandedly resposible for the beer style that is "Dark American Lager?"

I mean, was Josh afraid that Brian would hunt him down and cut his nuts off if Death and Taxes were classified as a Schwarzbier?


A little background... this all started when he looked up D& T at RateBeer and found it listed as a Schwarzbier for lack of a better bucket.

This was actually my personal classification at the time. He had a gripe I fully understood and could sympathize with (see my feelings on styles here ), we just couldn’t accommodate his request at the time. The whole thing slowly devolved in a Brian (and Joel?) sort of way over the course of several years.

I’m not fully certain he understands that it’s now classified as an American Dark Lager at RateBeer now. There’s a bigger part of me that hopes he doesn’t, as this whole thing has not quite run its course yet.

 
kmweaver
beers 3208 º places 116 º 18:36 Fri 2/17/2012

Originally posted by MatSciGuy
Brian does not seem like an easy guy to interview.


Hardest person to interview I’ve ever encountered.

We were having dinner with him one night, and I’m busily taking down notes about lager specifics while he’s winking at Ali half the time to let her know he’s totally messing with me. (She corrected me on the more important points afterwards, and he was kind enough to offer to proof the writeup for me, which was definitely helpful.)

An opinionated, outspoken, and incredibly talented brewer. I’m fascinated by the dude, and that video gets him at his most ornery. Which is only one facet.


Originally posted by joet
Originally posted by Arbitrator
There have been more sightings of the Loch Ness Monster than of Brian Hunt.


this is true. although I have bumped into him personally while at the supermarket.


Apparently you shop at Oliver’s, too.

 
joet
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beers 2675 º places 111 º 00:20 Sat 2/18/2012

Originally posted by kmweaver
Originally posted by MatSciGuy
Brian does not seem like an easy guy to interview.


Hardest person to interview I’ve ever encountered.

We were having dinner with him one night, and I’m busily taking down notes about lager specifics while he’s winking at Ali half the time to let her know he’s totally messing with me. (She corrected me on the more important points afterwards, and he was kind enough to offer to proof the writeup for me, which was definitely helpful.)

An opinionated, outspoken, and incredibly talented brewer. I’m fascinated by the dude, and that video gets him at his most ornery. Which is only one facet.


Originally posted by joet
Originally posted by Arbitrator
There have been more sightings of the Loch Ness Monster than of Brian Hunt.


this is true. although I have bumped into him personally while at the supermarket.


Apparently you shop at Oliver’s, too.


Raley’s is a lot closer to his house. But the food is not as fancy as at Oliver’s. :-)

 
rpattinson
beers 84 º 03:55 Sat 2/18/2012

Originally posted by Arbitrator
There have been more sightings of the Loch Ness Monster than of Brian Hunt.

Really? I’ve met him. Lovely bloke and a great brewer.