Welcome to Better Know a Brewer, where we meet the human element that is the creative force behind all of your favorite Midnight Sun beers. Today we meet the fearless leader of the crew, Head Brewer Jeremiah Boone.
Name: Jeremiah G.(don’t ask) Boone
Title: Head Brewer
First Year at MSBC: 2008
Tattoos: Multiple, all animals
Education: BS Environmental Science with a concentration in theoretical modeling
Beers Created: Brewtality, Second Chance Porter, Rye Out, Czech Yourself Pilsner, et al.
Jeremiah Boone was born in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia which is just about as far away from Alaska as you can get. His stepfather was a Roadie who imparted upon young Jables a deep and diverse love of music. Jeremiah came to Alaska to attend APU with the dream of working for Fish and Game.
Jeremiah fell in love with Craft beer and eschewed his career in Environmental Sciences. Jeremiah began working at Midnight Sun Brewing Company as a part time retail employee and began working in the brewery by washing kegs.
A brewing Wunderkind, Jeremiah was named Head Brewer within four years of starting at MSBC. The first beer that Jeremiah fully created on his own was called Brewtality and was part of Midnight Sun’s 2009 ‘Crew Brew’ series. As both evidence and proof that any beer that he touches turns to gold, Brewtality is the number one ranked Schwarzbier on Ratebeer.com. In the world. The beer was such a hit for Midnight Sun that the company has since rebrewed Brewtality twice and is bringing the beer back in semi-permanent status as part of the ‘Alaska’s Most Wanted’ series. When Jeremiah Boone wakes up he puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like everyone else. It’s just that once he has his (short) pants on, he makes #1 in the world beers. Recently Jeremiah has been awarded a brewing scholorship by the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation. This is a tremendous honor and is a testament to Jeremiah’s hard work and skill in his chosen profession.
Six Questions with Jeremiah:
1.) What is your favorite beer that you did not brew? “Consecration by Russian River Brewing Company.
2.) What is your favorite swear word? “Usually the F-bomb, I can’t say it because my kiddo is right here.”
3.)Why did you become a brewer? “It’s what I like to do- work hard and drink hard.”
4.) If you were an animal, which animal would you be? “Platypus, because, why not?”
5.) If you could live the life of any musician, who would it be? “Prince, obviously.”
6.) Are you a hipster? “No, I have a full-time job.”
And now you better know, Jeremiah Boone.