Averie Swanson of Keeping Together is on this episode of Drink Beer, Think Beer in a conversation recorded at Funk Fest in Nashville, TN. We’re talking about saison, building a new brewery, and the creative process.

Swanson is one of the most talented and thoughtful brewers in the U.S. today and her career path is well known. Going from a volunteer at Jester King in Austin to its head brewer in just four years before leaving several years ago to start a new venture called Keeping Together. Originally operating out of Chicago it was focused on mixed culture, rustic, Belgian-inspired beers. 

Now, she and her partner Pat Fahey have purchased a property in New Mexico and plans to open a brewery and tasting room. Over the last year she has been thinking about  new iterations of her beer, specialty ingredients, becoming part of a new community, and the experiences that come with new beginnings and space. 

Hear the whole conversation on the Drink Beer, Think Beer podcast. Download via Apple PodcastsSpotify, Overcast, or wherever you download shows.