patrick mcanany

what do you do at bissell brothers?

I am a brewer.

how did you become involved with bissell brothers? 

Noah or Peter wrote a blog on their very early day website about their trip to Oxbow, and how inspiring it was. Oxbow retweeted their experience, and I traced it back to a contact on the website. I emailed the address, and Noah responded. He asked if I wanted to try some of his beer. The next day he showed up at my work on his bike with a paper bag full of beer. Later that summer I went into The Thirsty Pig and Noah was bartending. We ended up talking beer and became friendly. That was around the time I found out we were pregnant with Sadie. I knew I didn't want to keep working my crappy job, so I had to make the decision to go back to school or try to do something I love. 

I started homebrewing, and made sure I stopped into The Pig every Monday when Noah was working. I hinted I would like to work for him. 

Shortly after the brewery opened he asked me to be one of his brewers. 

what is your favorite thing about bbb? 

Getting to do what I love, with great people. For as hard as we work here, it never feels like a job.

To create a product that you can taste, and see out in the world—it’s meaningful. It's nice to see the hard work you put in.

what do you do outside of the brewery? 

I am a father of two.  I spend a lot of time with my family, and I drink beer.  I try to eat and drink my way through Portland

what is your most prized possession?

My children.

if you could have one super power what would it be? 

Is time travel a super power? I would like to do that.