Today is the 39th birthday of Kushal Hall, former Director of Brewing Operations for Speakeasy Ales & Lagers. Kushal had been brewing at Speakeasy since 2007, but left in May of 2017 to open his own place in Southern California. The new brewery is called Common Space Brewing and is located in Hawthorne. While Kushal studied photography at UC Santa Cruz, I think we can all agree the world is a better place since he became a brewer. A terrific brewer and person, please join me in wishing Kushal a very happy birthday.
Kushal, second from the left, and the gang from Speakeasy at the opening gala for SF Beer Week in 2013.
Kush serving his beer at Speakeasy 13th anniversary bash in 2010.
Kushal as mad scientist (photo by, I believe, Brian Stechschulte).
Kushal with Betsey and Jesse Friedman at the Anchor Christmas Party in 2012.
[Note: last two photos purloined from Facebook.]