Matthew O’Hara: The Proost Questionnaire

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?

Matthew O’Hara is the brewmaster for Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. and is clearly a man of few words. Today he gets efficiently philosophical with a look at why he lies at bedtime and has no love for The Donald.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Being so immersed in a pleasant activity that you forget to think about it or anything else.

What is your greatest fear?


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Earning the love and respect of my daughter.

What is your favorite occupation?


Which historical figure do you most identify with?


Which living person do you most admire?

The Dalai Lama. Continue reading “Matthew O’Hara: The Proost Questionnaire”