One of the best things about the beer industry is the people. But I’m not just talking about the folks who make it or serve it. Beer brings people together, and through it, I’ve met so many fantastic people and forged lasting friendships over a pint (or three). So last week, when I finally got to catch up with the lovely Amy and El – the dream team behind local Annapolitan favorite HERE. a Pop-Up Shop – over a couple of beers at BAROAK, I knew I couldn’t let them leave until I had subjected them to five life-altering, super important questions:
What is one beer you two can agree on?
Sam Adams Cold Snap.
What is your go-to style?
Amy: IPAs, for sure. Which, with me, sometimes stands for “Interesting, Potentially Awkward and/or Awesome,” haha.
El: I don’t have a particular favorite in mind. But I love beers that are crisp, bright and have a bit of spice.
What do you consider to be the first beer that made you really appreciate what beer can be?
Amy: Guinness, for sure. In fact, there was a period where I only drank Guinness.
El: Newcastle Brown was the first one, from when I was traveling through London. I spent a lot of time in pubs there.
What is one beer you absolutely won’t drink?
Amy: I’m from Wisconsin, so I like it all. Given the right circumstances, I will be happy. That said, no Corona Light.
El: Really bitter, hoppy beers.
What is your favorite Maryland beer?
Amy: No contest. Loose Cannon by Heavy Seas.
If you’re interested in where the ladies of HERE. will be next, you can keep up with them on their website.