Posted by Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. on June 28, 2017
Name: Ryan Fisher Hensley
Position: Head Brewer, Westlake Village
Home town: Carlsbad, CA
One year and six months.
I started out Extract Brewing at home, and was working at Pizza Port in Carlsbad at the time. I started coming in early to help out during brew days which gave me an idea how an award winning brewery operates. Eventually I got my first job as an Assistant Brewer at Culture Brewing Company in Solana Beach. From there I went to Rough Draft Brewing Company where I became Lead/Head Brewer. I met the Dietenhoefers at the Great American Beer Festival and kind of fell in love with the Fig vibe, and later applied. I was hired on shortly after as a Lead Brewer in Buellton!
I come in around 6-7AM and start brewing, or I'm working in the cellar. Definitely doing some sort of cleaning. Checking up on emails throughout the day and placing orders, while also checking on beer in the tank. At the end of the day you can find me having a beer and talking to our mug club members.
Being able to reach out and support our community through beer events and special discounts.
I'm cleaning 90% of the time, haha. Most people assume I'm just drinking beer all day...
Hang out with the crew and try different beers. I'm still kind of new to the area so there's still a lot to uncover.
Yeah, I have a dude making beer in Egypt with the pyramids in the background. I also have a tattoo of Quagmire from Family Guy - I was drinking a lot of beer in my buddies garage when I got it. I think that's beer related right?
I think my dad gave me some Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve when I was like 4 years old.
Watching sports, or playing some darts.
I really enjoy dark rum. Some whiskeys too.
I am a professional bass player, I also enjoy surfing and fishing.