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EASY Chair - Drew Rodgers

AGE: 36.

OCCUPATION: Brewmaster at Barley Head Brewery.

RESIDENCE: Mystic.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Noank.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Planning Barley Head’s second anniversary party.

I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: Sailing, hiking and spending time with my family.

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: When I took my newborn son home from the NICU.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Kindness.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: A transatlantic sail.

I ALWAYS CARRY: Wallet, phone, leatherman.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: At various times, a vet, a farmer, a professor.

MY HERO IS: Spiderman.

FAVORITE AUTHORS: Hauki Murakami, Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Twain, Terry Pratchett, JK Rowling.

BOOKS ON MY NIGHT STAND: "Gossie," by Olivier Dunrea.

I AM LISTENING TO: "Vampire Weekend, " "Father of the Bride."

FAVORITE MOVIE: "Star Wars."

LAST MOVIE WATCHED: "Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back."

FAVORITE TV SHOW: "Brooklyn 99."

FAVORITE RADIO SHOW: Anything on WCNI

FAVORITE GENRE OF MUSIC: Rock.

TOP COMFORT FOOD: Corned beef hash from Carson’s.

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Untappd, Instagram @barleyheadbrewery

TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Compassion.

PET PEEVES: Shoelaces that won’t stay tied.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: Everything in Moderation, Including Moderation

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The water, the food, and the people

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Tea.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I’m very superstitious.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Do the dishes.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Do the dishes.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Abdicate.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Donate some to Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. They do good work. More people should know about them.

I DRIVE A: Black, 2014 Toyota Highlander.

I WISH I DROVE A: Volkswagen Thing, circa 1970. Or a TARDIS

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Beer.

IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Norman Mailer, Terry Pratchett.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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