By Chris Sands
In UnCapped’s inaugural Meet the Brewer feature, Nick Wilson and Keith Marcoux of Olde Mother Brewing on East Patrick Street in Frederick talk about beer. And TV and music, which are also important. Because they operate as a symbiotic organism, they answered the questions together.
Where do you get your
inspiration for your beers and their names?
Naming beers is pretty tough, especially when you brew as many as we have, but we try and name beers based on stories and experiences we like to share.
What is your favorite Netflix/TV show?
Nick: Currently the Unabomber Series on Netflix
Keith: The Office. Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica.
If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Nick: Van Halen, “Everybody Wants Some”
Keith: Kid Rock, “American Bad Ass”
What is the strangest ingredient you’ve used in a beer?
Castoreum, of course. The excretion from a North American beaver’s castor sac is a widely used ingredient in many foods to accentuate raspberry and vanilla flavor! Our award-winning Expressions of Love showcases this fine ingredient, along with raspberries and vanilla beans in a dessert-style stout.
What is the best part about your job?
Honestly, it’s building relationships with friends that have become part of our Olde Mother family. We have been so blessed to have met so many supportive friends as we grow our brand into a Maryland staple.
What were your
Nick: I don’t dream, he does.
Keith: Aeronautical engineer, but flying a boil kettle is just as satisfying.