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?
Christina Coady brews beer at Toronto’s Folly Brewpub and writes about homebrewing for Taps Magazine. She shares her frustrations about sexism, the lack of trains in Newfoundland, and the fact that no one has made a decent Batgirl movie.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I find great happiness in a successful day, where I love the work and I meet the goals, then I come home to comfort. It’s simple, but it doesn’t always happen in life.
What is your greatest fear?
My parents are dearly important to me. I fear the day when I lose them.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Folly. It took a lot of work for us to get where we are today, and I am so excited for where we are headed.
What is your favorite occupation?
A long time ago, when I was just out of high school, I worked at the NFLD Rare Books Library at Memorial University. If I wasn’t brewing, I would love to be a librarian. Or work in a vineyard.
Which living person do you most admire?
My parents. They are some of the strongest people I know. Continue reading “Christina Coady: The Proost Questionnaire”