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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.

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