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  • Samobor, Croatia
  • I am an American expat living in Zagreb, Croatia. I work freelance for Marvel Comics as a color artist, with my primary job of the last number of years being the comic book Daredevil. I'm from Southern California, but lived in Portland, Oregon for nine years. That's where I started my real heavy beer education.
  • Playing drums,all things beer,driving around the Croatian countryside.
  • Color artist.
  • Matt Hollingsworth
  • All kinds, but stuff with a funky backbone is best.
  • Bladerunner, Apocalypse Now, Godfather 1 and 2, There Will Be Blood.
  • Lost. Medium.
  • The Road, by Cormac McCarthy. An Analysis of Brewing Techniques by George Fix.
  • I got into homebrew while living in Portland, Oregon, in 1997. I was in the land of beer so I was naturally drawn to that. I brewed 10 extract batches, then 80 all grain batches in the next 5 years after that. Somewhere around batch 20, I started entering competitions with my first being an online one called Networt, based in New Jersey. Took 2 gold out of 3 beers entered. Sometime maybe around batch 30 or 40, I joined the Oregon Brew Crew. Loved that group. Entered beers in competition around Oregon, Washington and Texas and won a bunch more medals. And judged at a lot of competitions too, which was fun and educational.

    I moved to Southern California in 2002 and stopped brewing because of space constraints in apartments. I'm now living in Zagreb, Croatia and have been brewing in my apartment here since August of 2009.
  • American IPA, American Barley Wine, British Best Bitter, British Imperial Stout.
  • Gajničko Boično Pivo (Christmas Ale)
  • Batch 91: Sveti Dude West Coast Pale Ale
    Batch 92: Smola American Amber Ale
    Batch 93: Tunisian Brown
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  • Posted in thread: First all Brett - WLP645 on 07-15-2014 at 03:08 PM

  • Posted in thread: First go at a 'wild' brew, feedback needed :) on 07-03-2014 at 09:36 AM
    Yeah, limited space makes aging beer difficult. Good luck with that.

  • Posted in thread: First go at a 'wild' brew, feedback needed :) on 07-03-2014 at 07:01 AM
    I wouldn't even want to ferment in a keg at all. I'd want to watch the pellicle! Sort of like
    having a science experiment that you cannot watch.I am doing my first truly sour beer on the
    13th. Done ab...

  • Posted in thread: First go at a 'wild' brew, feedback needed :) on 07-02-2014 at 01:16 PM
    Pils for sure and you do want to keep it below 70F. If it gets below 60F, that's ok it will
    just take longer.Why not just primary in the corny? You want to leave it on the yeast, for food
    for the Bret...

  • Posted in thread: First go at a 'wild' brew, feedback needed :) on 07-02-2014 at 10:13 AM
    I think putting it into the attic is not necessarily a good idea if it gets warm up there. I
    have no sours under my belt yet, but if you reread Wild Brews, you will see that the pros in
    Belgium say th...

  • Posted in thread: First sour on 06-29-2014 at 02:12 PM
    Last night. Tastes greatGreat!Any other notes on the character of the beer?

  • Posted in thread: Mixed Primary Ferment WLP565 and Brett Brux on 06-29-2014 at 11:28 AM
    brett doesn't behave the same way as sacch, so you can't simply vary the ratios of sacch and
    brett and expect to get a balance that way.brett is slower than sacch. sacch will take off in
    24 hours, whe...

  • Posted in thread: First sour on 06-29-2014 at 10:15 AM
    Have you tasted it recently?

  • Posted in thread: First all Brett - WLP645 on 06-27-2014 at 06:50 AM
    doesn't matter, but i'm of the opinion that a pellicle is indicative of something going on
    under there so it's not time to rack yet. bugs at work - do no disturb.A pellicle is formed
    from the bugs, in...

  • Posted in thread: First all Brett - WLP645 on 06-26-2014 at 07:37 AM
    Fruit in a carboy seems a bit rough to deal with just to get some visuals. Just ferment another
    one with no fruit and stick it in a carboy. With a bucket, I think you can better pics once you
    DO open ...

March 30, 2014  •  10:16 AM
Hi Matt,
We met over a year ago, at Ludo Beaurain's place. Had a great talk, and some of your excellent beers. You told me you never tasted Westvleteren, and I (half) promised to try and get you some. I finally got hold of a (two years old) bottle. Will be glad to swap it for a bottle of one of your better efforts! I'm following you on Twitter, so you can leave me a message there, or here, or, best of all, contact me through the Belgian Embassy in Zagreb (ask for Katrien).
Now I will have a Delta, a fine Belgian IPA created last year by Brussels Beer Project. Cheers!

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