Brian started homebrewing while in college using a kit he purchased from a mail order catalog in 1994. Throughout his college years, while pursuing his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, Brian continued his true passion of making beer at home. After 5 years working as a software engineer, Brian took his first professional brewing job, to the dismay of his parents, at a small pub in San Francisco. Two years later, Brian attended the UC Davis Master Brewers Program and earned his Diploma in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. After finishing the UC Davis Master Brewers Program, Brian joined Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon as a Production Brewer. In 2011 Brian was promoted to Brewmaster where he currently oversees all brewhouse and cellar operations.
January 3rd, 2022 | 32 mins 2 secs
2 real-life brewery horror stories and 3 guys who hope you'll make a new year's resolution to take brewery safety seriously.
Episode 063: Utilizing Predictive Analytics to Improve Quality & Maximize Capacity at Deschutes Brewery
October 11th, 2021 | 32 mins 13 secs
Brian Faivre explains how one of the largest craft brewers is using data and tools (accessible to breweries of any size) to improve their process.