If Jennie Cook, Operations Director for Discover Kalamazoo, were to open a craft brewery, it’d be called “Elementary Brewing — in a school building from the 50s, lunch lady, cafeteria trays, dodge ball, etc.”
Featuring: Jennie Cook
Director of Operations, Discover Kalamazoo
Q: Where is the strangest place you have ever enjoyed a craft beer?
A: The back of a motor coach with a bunch of guys from Ohio. Or was it Lansing?
Q: What’s your favorite beer label?
A: Three Floyds – Gumballhead.
Q: What is your favorite brewery?
A: Dark Horse.
Q: Do you remember your first ever craft beer?
A: Nope. Probably a Solsun (Oberon). Note: Solsun was the original name of Oberon.
Q: Have you ever mixed craft beer with something else to make something entirely different? If so, what’s been successful for you?
A: Lindeman’s Framboise and Stout; espresso with Atwater Dirty Blonde.
Q: Is there a style of craft beer that you don’t like at all?
Q: Do you homebrew? If yes, share a success story. If no, have you tried one? What was your experience?
A: Yes, a strawberry cream ale.
Q: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take one IPA and one stout, which would they be?
A: Right Brain’s Naughty Girl Stout, which would also be good on a dessert island!
Q: If you were to take a Michigan craft beer to another country as a representative of our Great Beer State, what would you choose?
A: Right Brain Chipotle Porter or Founder’s Mango Magnifico.
Q: How far have you traveled for a craft beer?
A: 300 miles — New Glarus, WI.
Q: If you were to open a craft brewery, what would you call it?
A: Elementary Brewing — in a school building from the 50s, lunch lady, cafeteria trays, dodge ball, etc.
Q: What one ingredient should never be added to beer?
Q: Are you Elvis or Beatles? Dogs or Cats? Hops or Malts? Twin Peaks or Northern Exposure? Milli or Vanilli?
A: Beatles. Dogs. Malts. Twin Peaks. Vanilli.
Q: If Wonder Woman were to drink a craft beer, what would she drink? And honestly, do you think it would help her find her invisible jet?
A: Wonder Woman would drink Unicorn Killer — those things are jerks. Um, the jet finds her. Plus, she can fly now. So it doesn’t matter.
Q: How many kinds of beer glasses do you own (not to be confused with beer goggles)?
A: Only pints, but tons…except for my husband’s magic beer cup that is made out of pewter and makes all beer taste good!
Q: If Red Bull gives you wings, what does craft beer give you?
A: Seriously? If you don’t say “the runs” you’re lying!
Q: If you were a craft beer, what would you be and why?
A: Milk Stout ‚ more body and sweetness and swears a lot.
Q: What is on your list of must-visit breweries?
A: Dark Horse, Shorts, Right Brain.
Q: Favorite craft beer name?
A: Citra Ass Down! (from Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse)
Q: What is your favorite craft beer memory (PG-13 or not, I’m no prude)?
A: Great Taste of the Midwest — taking pictures of my husband with people who had passed out or “fallen asleep.”
Q: How do you get rid of the head (foam)?
A: Run your finger down the side of your nose then into your beer.
Q: What is the coolest bottle opener you own/have ever seen?
A: My lighter.
Q: When Chuck Norris drinks beer,
A: the beer gets drunk. (trademark)
Q: If you got to name a craft beer, what would it be?
A: Not sure, but “monkey” would be part of the name. Like Capuchin Monkey Stout, Emperor Tamarin Porter (bearded monkey).
Q: If you could have a beer with one person, who would it be and why?
A: Neil deGrasse Tyson — Duh, astrophysicist and he killed Pluto (as a planet).
Q: What is your theme song?
A: “Punk Rock Girl” by The Dead Milkmen. At work: “Killing in the Name” by Rage Against the Machine.
Q: What do you think about when you are alone in the car?
Q: Pick two celebrities to be your parents?
A: John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell.
Q: Would you rather be a thief or a liar?
A: A thief…or am I lying??
Q: Why is it always about you??
A: Why isn’t it always about me??