Employee Profile: Bernard Maushardt
Sales Manager - West
-Office you work out of:
My office is at home or any Hotel Room I’m staying at in while traveling.
-Where were you born or from:
I was born in Walnut Creek, California and my family moved to Sonoma when I turned one and lived there until I moved out for college.
-What was the first beer that made a big impression on you?
The First Beer that made an impression with me had to be Delirium Tremens. I was home visiting a friend during my first year away, and his cousin had bottles that she wanted to share. This was when they were advertising that they were the “Best Beer in the World” after winning some World Beer Cup Medals. I remember tasting it and being confused, excited, and driven to brew beer. That was the first time I had ever been exposed to Belgian beer, and after that the hunt was on to try different styles and eventually brew.
-What is your favorite hop?
My favorite hop would have to be Mosaic. I was first introduced to the hop when it was still an experimental variety - HBC 369. Lagunitas had brewed a special batch for SF beer week, and I remember being blown away by how fruity it was. Reminded me of Fruity Pebbles Cereal at the time. Crazy to see how successful it is now, and it still holds a special place for me.
-What is your favorite beer or beer style? (Do you have a regular go-to beer?)
My favorite Beer Style would have to be Schwarzbier. There is nothing like a well-made Schwarzbier☺
-What is your favorite food-beer pairing?
I am a big fan of a good Hoppy Pils and some Al Pastor Street Tacos. Maybe the greatest combo of all time…
-What activities do you enjoy in your free time?
When I get the chance, I like to make music, and search for records. I’ve collected a ton of old music samplers over the years and really enjoy learning how they work. Besides that, I enjoy getting outside, eating different food styles, cooking, and gaming. Being on the road all the time has made me a bit of a homebody.
-Share a food recipe that pairs well with a certain beer style:
Fried Rice/Pivo Pils
- Chop 5 cloves of garlic to a pulp, and a half of an onion.
- Fry these in Coconut oil with salt and pepper, and brown them along with Broccolini or any other vegetable that you would like to add. I will usually throw in some Shitake Mushrooms after the Garlic and Onions get some time to brown.
- Push Veggies to the side and crack 1-2 eggs. Scramble in the pan and mix into the veggies once the eggs are starting to firm up.
- Grab rice (best to use rice cooked the day before) and throw it in the pan. I usually cover all the veggies/eggs then pour soy sauce over the top of the rice. Mix thoroughly and fry!
- On the side you can chop fresh Cilantro and avocado. If you are feeling it I will sometimes hold off on the scrambled eggs and out an over easy egg on the top of the rice after plating.
- Serve the rice in a bowl, and garnish with Cilantro and Avocado. Add some Siracha, and serve hot.
- Crack a Pivo and go to town!
-Anything else you would like to share?
Cheers from California!