We had a chance to interview Jeremy Roberts, Owner and Brewmaster of 903 Brewers in Sherman, TX. We partnered with 903 Brewers in January to create their Sugar on Top IPA as a Mr. Beer Craft Brewery Series recipe. We chatted about his start in homebrewing, his favorite beer to brew, and the challenges he faced opening up his own brewery. Check out the full interview below!
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself and 903 Brewers:
Honestly I am the luckiest guy in the world! I am married to my best friend Natalie, and own a brewery! Somedays I wonder if i am going to wake up and find out it was just a dream.
Q: Tell us about your first brewing experience:
My first brewing experience was a lot like my first date. I was so nervous of doing the wrong thing I forgot to enjoy the moment. I still have a bottle from my first batch. It was a English Brown ale that at the time I thought was amazing! Unfortunately I was the only one. Everyone else dumped it out.
Q: What has been the biggest challenge in the transition from homebrewing to opening your own brewery?
Not much. I finally get paid to do what I love.
Q: What is your favorite beer to brew?
Sasquatch! It’s our imperial chocolate milk stout. I drink it year round.
Q: If you could share a beer with one person, who would it be?
My papaw. He passed away when I was 5.
Q: Any advice for new homebrewers? Any advice for homebrewers looking to take the next step in opening up a brewery?
For new brewers my advice would be keep pushing the envelope! Don’t brew to style. My advice for someone looking to open their own brewery is just do it! It’s a lot of work, but if it’s your dream go for it!