- JENNY JIMENEZ
- Janet Spindler, right; partner Elissa Pryor, left; Janet’s beer-brewing ancestors, above.
Tell me about the history of beer-making in your family.
That picture on the wall is from a family reunion. My grandmother is sitting on the keg there. My great grandmother was a brewer. My uncles were brewers who made bathtub gin during Prohibition.
What's the most unusual beer you have on tap?
Most of mine are classic styles. Our seasonal blonde ale is only available in-house, not even to take out in growlers. It's made with gin-spent juniper berries. When I took a distilling class at Batch 206 Distillery, I asked for a bag of juniper berries they had used to make gin, and they said, "Well, you can have them, but not the bag." [Laughs] I said I could use my own bag.