Upslope head brewer Alex Violette, who has been making beer for the Boulder brewery since early 2009, is leaving his post there to start his own place in Vietnam.
Upslope Facebook page Sam Scruby (left) will take over when Alex Violette (right) leaves for Saigon.
It's an unusual career choice to leave the center of this nation's brewing universe for a country where craft beer is virtually unheard of, but one Violette says he couldn't turn down. "They don't do craft beer in Vietnam...you literally can't find an IPA there," he explains. "Which is why I am going over there. It sound like a great challenge."More »