Meet Your Maker
Get some good rubber boots! These words of wisdom are from Concordia Brewer, Matt Carter. Though he now keeps patrons of the Kennedy School's thirst quenched, Matt has also brewed at Edgefield, Hillsdale and East Vancouver. The latter being where he first joined with McMenamins as a pub server and cook. It was in January of 2007 that he joined the production department and began his tenure as a professional brewer. Matt has always enjoyed spending his free time outdoors where he fishing, camping and barbecuing. However, once bitten by the homebrew bug, his priorities shifted a bit.
"Learn from those who came before, and inspire those who follow!"
An avid interest in homebrewing laid the foundation for Matt's eventual transition into the brewing trade. He recommends the hobby as a good place to start to if interested in a job in the brewing industry as it provides a fun way to both experiment and hone your skills before taking that challenging professional leap. Matt doesn't have a particular style he favors to make, but enjoys the rich variety of styles he is able to provide to his customers. He was part of the Concordia Brewery's historical 4000th batch, '“4k Lager.” This also happened to be the Concordia's first batch of cold-fermented lager, an exciting milestone to put a personal stamp on.
Matt is extremely satisfied with his career choice providing great beer to great people. But he is still happiest with a beer in hand, casting his lines to a river full of fish.