Hi, my name is Gary Fish. In 1988 I founded Deschutes Brewery (not Brewing Company!). Our original business plan was simply a small brewpub in a small town in Central Oregon (Bend). We got caught up in the growth of the craft brewing industry and now rank somewhere around 11th largest craft brewery in the country. I am happy to participate in Ask Me Anything and, in fact, am excited about what kind of conversations we can start. I will let you know; I am not a technical brewer so please understand that if you ask me those kinds of questions. However, I do know some of the best brewers on the planet and can generally get some help with the technicalities if necessary. I have been involved in the growth and evolution of craft beer since the beginning. I was a founding board member, and later board chair, of the Oregon Brewers Guild and, later, was a founding board member and board chair of the Brewers Association. My background, before craft beer, was the restaurant business. Hence, the brewpub concept. My father (my original partner) was involved in the California wine industry during it’s modern renaissance in the late 60’s and early 70’s. That is where the inspiration for a brewpub came from. A lot has happened to the industry, Deschutes Brewery and me in the past 32 years, and I look forward to our conversation. Let’s do this! Ask me anything!!