With the much-anticipated Kindred Beer sours nearing their release, it's critical that the barrel-aging process is run and supervised by capable hands.  Not only is he a Kindred brewer, he is the resident expert of all things funky (and he even makes his own maple syrup!)  Get to know Patrick Gangwer.

Name:  Patrick Gangwer

Special Talents or Hobbies:  Carting my kids around for sports and events, maple syrup making, cooking and homebrewing.

Beer I'm Drinking Right Now: I am really into Trappist ales right now.

Favorite Kindred Beer: Golden Strong Ale

Best Beer I've Ever Had: Farewell My Friends by Jackie O’s

Favorite Ohio Beer: The last one in my glass!

People Might Also Know Me From: Teaching nursing.

Reason I Love My Job: I make beer, play with barrels, yeast and bacteria, and get to talk about beer a lot.

Three Things I Would Save if My House Were in Flames: My Family, my Dog and my beer cellar.

Who Would I Want to Have a Beer With, Living and Deceased: Living: Jean Van Roy, the Brewmaster at Cantillon.  Deceased: My grandma and grandpa.

My Perfect Vacation: Anywhere spending time and laughing with my family and good friends.

Playing on My iTunes Right Now: Run the Jewels and Blue October