Born in California, Matt soon moved to the small town of Trout Lake, Washington where he tasted the satisfying nectar of root beer for the first time. In just a few years it became one of his favorite beverages. He recalls vivid memories of growing up and going to “Weinhard Sessions,” which were essentially times that he and his cousins got together in the evenings, sat in a hot tub, and drank root beer. Matt’s true appreciation for the beverage began at this time. The Weinhard Sessions were, of course, named after one of the cousins’ favorite brews: Henry Weinhard’s root beer. Since then, Matt has gone through several phases but maintains that he has never loved root beer more than he does right now. Matt is now recognized as one of the nation’s premier root beer critics and still enjoys a “Weinhard Session” every now and again when he goes back home.
Favorite brew: Henry Weinhard’s
Other Top Picks: Hank’s and Bulldog