Here we are for another edition of Meet a Member Monday!!! Jess gets all the fun work and talked with Sergio G. so we can all get to know him better.
Jess: What’s your favorite style of beer?
Sergio: It’s a complicated question. I don't think I have one favorite style. It depends on the season. When its cold, porters, for sure. When it's hot, in the summer, Lagers. In the fall, Red ales. And, it’s New England, so we have to drink IPAs right? I am a big fan of the 1200k IPA
J: Why did you decide to join the coop?
S: Who wouldn’t want to own part of a brewery? I love beer and I love making beer! I think that Worcester is a unique place, its big enough to have breweries, but small enough that you can get involved. And it belongs to two Clarkies!
J: What’s something most people don’t know about you?
S: When I was 22, I was a senior in college and I went hiking and we decided to climb up a 1000 m hill, on the outskirts of Mexico City. On the side of the hill, there is a steep rock wall and we decided to climb it. About 6 feet from the top, I had to make a jump to grab a ledge, I get my fingers on the ledge, but then I feel my fingers slip and I fall 20 meters to the ground. My last thought was, I’m going to die!
After I woke up, I was surprised, “Huh, I didn’t die! Cool.”
My neck was sore and they couldn’t move me, they called paramedics and it was too windy for a helicopter, so they put me in a sled and dragged me off the mountain. I go to the hospital and the x-rays show that I don't have any fractures.
Turns out, I was carrying a gallon jug of water on my back and that broke my fall.
Next time, I’ll make sure to bring a growler of beer!
Wow! That’s bananas! If you see Sergio around the taproom, say hi and ask to hear this story again! And, as always, if you’d like to share a little about yourself, reach out to Jess or Heather.