Employee Profile: John Guzmán
Name: John Guzmán
Position: Business Manager Brewing Ingredients
Office you work out of: TEXAS - AKA God’s Country
Where are you orginally from? I was born in the shadow of Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
What is your favorite beer or beer style? A really nice British Bitter.
What is your favorite food-beer pairing? Rauchbier with a brisket that has been smoked from an external firebox using post oak at about 225˚ for an hour & a half per lb.
What activities do you enjoy in your free time? I have hunted all over North America from Moose, Elk, Mule Deer and whitetail in Canada and Alaska to Coues Deer in Mexico. I have also hunted the lower 48 with just as much enthusiasm. My favorite is archery hunting in Illinois & Wisconsin.
Share a food recipe that pairs well with a certain beer style:
Fajitas & a nice Pilsner
Remove all the gristle from the Fajitas, (skirt steak), then butterfly the steaks, (you’ll need a very sharp knife because this cut of meat is really thin!)
Then salt & pepper the meat and layer in a container. On top of each layer cover with sliced onion, chopped cilantro stalks, half a squeezed lemon, and drown in the Pilsner you have chosen. Then repeat for the next layer. Let it sit in the fridge for at least 8 hours, then take it out and let it come to room temp. I’m GETTING HUNGRY!!!
Grill over a very hot fire or mesquite fire and just kiss the meat to the grill. For this I hold my grill at about 500˚ and give the meat about a minute a side.
Anything else you would like to share? I grew up around beer, my dad worked for Lone Star in San Antonio and when I got married my father-in-law was with Anheuser-Busch. I am still married, (yes she puts up with me!) and my oldest son is married with a family, my oldest daughter is getting married at the end of May this year and I have another daughter and son still living at home. I have a great Chocolate Lab who is a really great retriever! Did I say I was into Hunting? Beyond that, in 2007 I even started looking for Bigfoot…more on that later. Other than that I shoot black powder & modern guns, rendezvous in my own teepee, fish and scuba.