So, here’s the deal…
Darren started here since just before Yellow Dog opened its doors. Quiet, soft spoken and wicked smart, Darren is a chemist by trade. Trade? Career? Not sure, but that’s what Darren’s background is. He’s part of the furniture here in the brewery and has probably done every job here in the brewery as well. His weird taste in music still rings through the tasting room even though we don’t play it anymore. A less refined taste since Darren has moved over to the brewery but if you listen oh so carefully, you can still hear Caravan Palace echo throughout the new tasting room. But, alas, Darren has been permanently assigned to the creation of Yellow Dog’s signature brews for quite some time now. Not that he’s sad about that. Darren loves his time in the brewery.
A typical day sees Darren cruising through the brewery checking beers and making sure everything in his wheelhouse is up to snuff, which in turn is what Liam, the head brewer, sees as up to snuff. Guaranteed though, each of them sees the brewery and its equipment as if they were taking care of offspring. Very protective. Ever vigilant. Darren now brews the core beers and sees to it that the brewery is running well. Luckily Darren is accompanied by a team of pros who are also as protective of creating great beer as everyone else. So, cheers to Kristy, Kevin, Sam, Matt, Sean, and Tristan for carrying the torch of impeccable beer standards.
Darren is a humble guy and wouldn’t really toot his own horn so I get to do it for him. He’s a guy to look up to and a great member of team Yellow Dog and the Yellow Dog family as a whole.
So, I finally get the chance to call him out in front of more than just staff. Plus, the amount that this will bug him is reward enough. Thanks Darren!