The Proust Questionnaire is a famous questionnaire about one’s personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses once given by the French writer Marcel Proust. Ben’s Beer Blog has co-opted this format in order to provide a revealing look at people making beer and working in the beer industry in Ontario. As such, I’ve renamed it The Proost Questionnaire, since “proost” is the Dutch word for cheers. Clever right?
Mike Lackey is the head brewer for Etobicoke’s Great Lakes Brewery. Here, the man responsible for some of your favourite IPAs goes deep to talk about his favourite jacket and his secret love of bees.
Having a beer with the game on in the backyard.
What is your greatest fear?
My wife one day realizing that she can do way better than me.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Living in the same neighbourhood, keeping the same job and keeping many of the same friends through most of my life.
What is your favorite occupation?
Playing hockey. Continue reading