Featuring: Dianna Stampfler
Publicist – Michigan Brewers Guild, Promote Michigan
Q: What’s your favorite beer label?
A: I have a couple that I really like – because they depict the Michigan lifestyle. One is Cabin Fever from New Holland Brewing (perfect this time of year…all cozy and warm) and the other is All Day IPA from Founder’s Brewing. These are both prints that I’d frame and hang in my living room!
Q: Do you remember your first ever craft beer?
A: Ironically, I had my first craft beer AFTER I was hired by the Michigan Brewers Guild to handle their promotions and media relations. It was a Pale Ale at Founders Brewing Company on February 21, 2008 – just days before the Michigan Winter Beer Festival.
Q: Have you ever mixed craft beer with something else to make something entirely different? If so, what’s been successful for you?
A: While sitting at the bar at Four Roses in Plainwell last year, one of the locals told me about a drink he’d crafted that he called the Dragon Slayer. It was a pint of New Holland’s Dragon’s Milk with a shot of their Beer Barrel Bourbon. I prefer a sip of the Bourbon with the beer chaser, but it can be enjoyed either way.
Q: How many kinds of beer glasses do you own (not to be confused with beer goggles)?
A: I think I have at least 6-8 different “styles” of glasses in my cupboard – and every one of them is adorned with the logo of a Michigan brewery, event, pub or restaurant.
Q: If you could have a beer with one person, who would it be and why?
A: Bob Seger is my favorite solo entertainer – has been for as long as I can remember. Given he’s a Michigander, and since I prefer Michigan beer, it seems like a perfect pairing. Out at the lake, of course – on a hot summer day!
Q: What is your theme song?
A: Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield: “Live your life with arms wide open…Today is where your book begins…The rest is still unwritten…”
Q: Pick two celebrities to be your parents?
A: Diane Keaton and Robert Redford (although then I’d have a crush on my dad…is that wrong?)