Who are you and your current job?
Jeffrey Stuffings, founder, Jester King Brewery, Managing Member for the brewery
What was the inspiration behind your brewery?
We were inspired by farmhouse brewers, both domestically and abroad. I loved the beers being made by Jolly Pumpkin, Thiriez, and De la Senne (to name a few) and wanted to pursue similar styles and techniques in Texas. Beers that have a unique connection to a time, place and people were very appealing to me.
Can you give us a tour of your beer scene?
It's growing fast! Austin and the surrounding area has a nice mix of brewpubs and production breweries. Pilsners and IPAs are very popular here, like a lot of places.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start a brewery?
I'd say have a clear, focused vision of what you're looking to brew and refrain from trying to be everything to everyone.