By Chris Sands
In addition to being an all-around great guy, Tim Scouten brews for Peabody Heights Brewery and is co-founder of Goonda Beersmiths, both in Baltimore.
If you could have a beer with any person dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Probably Jim Carrey. He was a huge influence on my sense of humor as a kid and he seems like he’s in a really weird phase of life right now. If nothing else, the conversation would be interesting. Plus, he lives in Maui, which is one of my favorite places in the world.
What is your favorite Netflix/TV show?
Right now it has got to be “Ugly Delicious” with Dave Chang. I love to cook and learn new techniques/food styles, and I’m always hoping to find the next thing that will inspire us to make a unique beer, and food does that for me.
If you could only have one final beer, what would you choose?
One final beer? That’s a tough one. The brand owner in me wants to say POST imperial stout with Vent Sumatran coffee. But I’ll go back to my roots with Tripel Karmeliet by Brouwerij Bosteels. I am always excited to see this beer in bottles at Whitey’s Liquors or on draft at Max’s Taphouse.
What’s your favorite song from the ’90s?
“Jeremy” by Pearl Jam or anything off of the album “Ten.” Or anything off the “Space Jam” soundtrack. That cassette made me very popular in elementary school.
What is the strangest ingredient you have used in a beer?
The weirdest ingredient we’ve used in a beer has got to be the gooseberries, and black limes we used in a double IPA collaboration with the Wet City (Brewing) boys called Trap Trap Trap Trap Trap Trap. Yes, that’s the name. Listen to “Trap, Trap, Trap” by Rick Ross ft. Young Thug and Wale.
Do you like pickles?
Pickles are delicious. Shout out Grillo’s Pickles, the chips not the spears. They will change your life.
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is probably can releases. I get super anxious and excited to see everyone and hear folks’ thoughts and critique of our beer. It’s one of the few times as a beer brewer that you get immediate feedback on what you make and luckily most of that feedback is good!