Last month we sat down with our Head Brewer Marco Reyna for a fireside chat, then we thought what’s a Head Brewer without his second hand? So here he is. Meet our Brewer Randy Jensen, our favorite 26 year-old Tennessee native who’s been with us for a little over 2 years.
Chesi: When did you decide you wanted to work in beer?
Randy: I was 19 and I worked in the kitchen of a brewery. One of the brewers started having me clean floors and help with the filtering. By the time I was 20 I started brewing.
C: What styles are your favorite to brew?
R: I like clean, classic beers so I gear toward German and British Style beers. Helles, Pale Ales, Pilsners, those. It’s almost like respecting an elder to brew these styles.
C: Fave thing about the Miami beer scene?
R: The camaraderie between the other breweries.
C: Fave part of your job?
R: Watching people sit at our Social Hall and seeing them have a good time because of something we worked hard to make. Also, the science of it, it’s fucking awesome.
C: Fave song to work to?
R: Country, all of country music.
C: What do you do when you’re not working?
R: I read a lot and watch movies.
C: What type of movies?
R: Horror movies and old dramas.
C: Pair a food with your favorite Concrete Beach Brewery beer, GO!
R: Mas Hops with a really smelly bleu cheese and our Helles with ribs and steak.
And there you have it. Classic beers, country music and horror movies. But really, that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Randy. Come by for a pint and hang with the man, the myth, the legend himself!