Rob Cartwright - the deetsFavorite Independence Beer: Freestyle
A Favorite Non Indy Beer: 512 Pecan Porter or Sierra Nevada
If you could road trip with any person, dead or alive who would it be? In my younger years, Hunter S. Thompson
Album you will never find in my CD player: Celine Dion
Favorite Beer Ingredient: Love
If I'm not working I'm: Sleeping
Favorite food/beer pairing: Independence Pale Ale with pizza or Mexican food
Independence is: A state of mind
Rob Cartwright brewed his first batch of beer at age 14 in Victoria, British Columbia with his mom, Marilyn. Along with brewing beer, his mom taught him how to make wine, bread, jam, and brew a mean cup of tea – the English essentials.
After moving to Austin to attend the University of Texas, Rob and his friends chipped in for a basic homebrew kit. It wasn’t long before Rob knew he really wanted to be a brewer. He switched from managerial accounting to philosophy, and got his first brewery job at the Copper Tank in 1994.
After years of brewing beer, Rob met Amy in 2000. He met a fellow dreamer and beer lover. Rob & Amy camped their way through Colorado, meeting brewery owners. They got married, and spent their honeymoon tasting beers in Salzburg and Munich. By 2003, they had a plan for a brewery.
Rob’s favorite beer is Freestyle, which he is known to have playing disc golf. Rob also enjoys cooking, barbequeing, gardening, and camping.