Our guest this week, Jérôme Rebetez takes us through the journey of founding and growing his brewery Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes in the Jura mountains of Switzerland.
Jérôme studied winemaking, but after winning an entrepreneur tv competition, he opened his artisanal brewery in 1997.
He has made countless styles of beer over the years, but one we dive into is L’Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien and his “everlasting research in umami.”
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Sarah Jane Curran
Sarah Jane (SJ) Curran kicked off her love of beer while studying at The Culinary Institute of America. She continued her education with a Masters from NYU, where she focused her research on beer history and education. She was the beer director at Eleven Madison Park in NYC and General Manager at Churchkey in DC. She taught beer classes for Cornell University and AGMU systems. Currently, she is the Sr. Beverage Manager for Global, US, and Canada for Marriott International. Beer Me! makes her very happy, almost as happy as she is drinking rauchbier.