Friend of OverServed and all-around fantastic human Ashley Kinart, who has been with Capital Brewery since late 2012, is taking over the role of Capital’s brewmaster. Brian Destree, who has served in that position, is becoming Capital’s director of operations. Ashley, as you may recall, made some headlines earlier this year with the release of Fishin’ In The Dark, an Imperial Schwartzbier.
Word of Ashley’s promotion broke in a few places earlier this week, notably in Isthmus and the Wisconsin State Journal. At brunch yesterday it was pointed out to me in no uncertain terms that we’d had dropped the ball on covering this news. Mea culpa. But we were there first—OverServed interviewed the nascent brewer in February 2012, just as she was plotting her beermaking career. We learned about homebrewing, the Seibel Institute, Germany, and how difficult it is to wrangle a decent podcast when you’re drinking the entire time. Check it out here.