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Does Voodoo brewer have the mojo?

Matt AllynCan he walk the walk?

He certainly can talk the talk. Listen to this from Matt Allyn, brewer of the Voodoo Brewery in Meadville, Pa., in a story from Bob Batz of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

“I never want to feel compelled to make more beer than I can personally touch.”

And . . .

“We want to keep it to the soul and to the heart.”

God bless him.

(End notes: Lew Bryson gives Voodoo his stamp of approval. And the photo is by Rebecca Droke of Post-Gazette – my apologies for cropping it.)

8 Responses to Does Voodoo brewer have the mojo?

  1. Steve September 14, 2007 at 12:43 am #

    “I like making true Bohemian-style German beers,” says Mr. Allyn.

    Geographically challenged brewer or reporter?

  2. SteveH September 14, 2007 at 5:14 am #

    Maybe he meant it in the adjective sense that was coined in the late 1800s?

    6. pertaining to or characteristic of the unconventional life of a bohemian.
    7. living a wandering or vagabond life, as a Gypsy.


  3. Stan Hieronymus September 14, 2007 at 5:54 am #

    Well, I like his attitude, so I’d say that he needn’t be bound by strict styles – SandLot in Denver makes a great beer they simply call a Euro pils.

  4. Loren September 14, 2007 at 7:49 am #

    Anybody with a beard like that has GOT to know a buttload about great beer.

    Good luck to Matt. Looking forward to some of his bombers soon.

  5. SteveH September 14, 2007 at 8:11 am #

    In my day, anyone with a beard like that knew a buttload about other recreational substances, but not beer… (smiley added before stereotype perpetuation goes too far) 😉


  6. SteveH September 14, 2007 at 8:12 am #

    ‘Course, I gotta say that the fancy watch doesn’t match the beard, t-shirt, or tattoo! 😀

  7. brewer's girl October 3, 2007 at 10:24 am #

    In modern usage, the term “bohemian” can describe any person who lives an unconventional artistic life, where self-expression is their highest value; art (acting, poetry, writing, singing, dancing, painting, brewing, etc.) is a serious, if not central, part of their life. Don’t really know what the beard, tattoo and especially the watch has to do with any recreational activity, but the beer is phenomenal!! You should try some!!

  8. True Beer Drinker October 3, 2007 at 1:54 pm #

    I think Brewer’s Girl hit the nail on the Head. Has anyone seen a brewer’s salary? They do it for the pure romance of the product. Brewers need to know and care more about their job than most will even try. Then they think about getting paid, which seems to be the opposite for most people.

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