MAD ROBOT BREWING CO.
CARRIE CHRISTENSEN | HOMEBREWER
My love of craft beer started at the end of my chemistry degree. I had studied during winter break at a bartending school and became a bartender. While studying at the school, I learned about the many ways alcohol was made and thought it to be edible chemistry. There were three craft breweries in the small county, where my university was. With not much to do, I ended up at one of the breweries - Six Rivers. I had only tried the stereotypical American lagers at this point and saw a chili pepper ale. I had to try it! It was amazing and there was no looking back. After moving back to Los Angeles in 2014, my husband and I were driving in Culver City when I saw a sign that said Culver City homebrew supply. I made my husband make a u-turn to see if this was actually a place to make my own beer; to use my edible chemistry skills. I have been home brewing ever since and my husband benefits from the hobby as long as he helps with the cleaning and sanitizing. Mad Robot has further helped my hobby grow by running the Homebrew supply store and helping people perfect their recipes. We are hoping to start a Homebrew Club at the store, which I have taken under my wing.