Johnnie "Red" Latham
Our resident Grumpy Old Man (GOM), Johnnie Red is also the lead singer and guitarist for the blues band Johnnie Red and the Roosters. A long time fixture of the local music scene and the homebrew scene, Johnnie has been working at TBI since the days after we opened. He has a deep love for homebrew and has been brewing his own beer at home since 1991 (with a few years off in there). He joined Cap and Hare in 2007 and learned much from the seasoned brewers in the club. These days he brews all grain using a tier system and has recently moved to The Grainfather for its ease of use. And did we mention that he's a regular winner of awards at the Bluebonnet Brew Off AND a hell of a guitar teacher?
Favorite Styles to Brew:
English ales, Altbiers, Lagers, Belgians, and historical styles.
Three 1st place wins at the Bluebonnet Brew Off
Two 2nd place wins at the Bluebonnet Brew Off
Two 3rd place wins at the Bluebonnet Brew Off
Worst Brew Day Experience:
Stuck mashes. They're the worst.
Favorite Store Bought Styles Were Someone to Bring Him a Gift (HintHint):
Any of the styles listed above.
There's no need to rush. Take your time with brewing and fermenting your beers. Let them mature as needed.