Today is also the 34th birthday of Travis Smith, who recently opened his new brewery in San Diego, Societe Brewing Co., earlier this year. Before that, Travis brewed at Russian River Brewing for a number of years, before moving south, where he brewed at both The Bruery and the La Jolla Brewhouse. I had a chance to stop by a few days before he opened, and his beers were, as expected, really tasty. Join me in wishing Travis a very happy birthday.
Travis “MacGyver” Smith showing off the cork gun he made with spare brewing parts lying around the Russian River brewpub. It shot a beer cork a pretty fair distance and would pierce cardboard at 100 feet.