A man of few words, Dave Johnson is the co-founder, brewmaster and chief squeegee operator at Missouri Beer Company in O'Fallon, Missouri. He has been in the craft beer business for 17 years and is currently serving on the Guild's board of directors.
How did you get started in the craft beer industry?
What's your "why?" or what gets you out of bed each day?
The beer doesn't make itself!
What was your first-ever craft beer?
Pete's Wicked Ale
What does your job entail at the brewery?
What doesn't it?
What do you do with your free time?
Slapping the bass. Fishing.
If you could work on a collaboration beer with any other craft brewery, who would it be?
Too many to pick just one.
What is your favorite thing about the craft beer industry?
The camaraderie, all the different choices, the creativity
What's the best beer you've ever had?
What's one fun fact about you?
I play the bass in a band called, Rokology.
Why did you join the Missouri Craft Brewers Guild?
To have a voice and help maintain a level playing field for our great industry.