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David Edgar
Sales, White Labs Inc.

What is your role with White Labs? I started with White Labs October 1, 2004. I am doing sales to commercial breweries of all sizes, just for a few months now, primarily in the United States thus far.

What do you like about your job? I enjoy working more closely with more brewers and helping them to create brand new beers and to improve existing beers. I also enjoy continually learning more about brewing and fermentation.

Why did you get into the brewing world? Itís more like brewing got into me. I had no choice in the matter.

What kinds of jobs did you hold in the past? I worked at the Association of Brewers from 1987 to 2001. I was hired to do data entry for articles for The New Brewer magazine. I did some writing and editing of Homebrew Club News and Winners Circle columns for Zymurgy. And then I wrote Brew News and feature articles. Itís kind of a long story, but eventually I ended up as the executive director of the Institute for Brewing Studies and organizing the speakers and topics for the Craft Brewers Conference.

What do you like best about brewing? I love the people, the new companies and the old historical breweries and brewpubs from the smallest to the largest. There are amazingly talented and dedicated people in brewing. There is so much rich brewing tradition and heritage plus itís exciting to see brewing history in the making as new beers and new traditions are evolving every year. Oh, and I like the beers, too.

What are your other interests? Spending time with my wife and two girls. Music, sometimes playing keyboards in reggae bands, but lately more collecting CDs of rare or unreleased live concerts.

Where did you go to school? BA from University of Colorado; Short Course in Brewing Technology, Siebel Institute, 1994.

What are your thoughts about the state of the industry? I think it has clearly turned a corner for the positive and we may be seeing another significant growth phase ahead of us during the next five years or so.

Do you have anything to add? Itís great to be part of the White Labs team. I also work with Ralph and Ralph, selling hops for Hopunion. And I sell Rastal glassware for Chrisdec and lab equipment for 1-CUBE from the Czech Republic.

Whatís in your fridge? Barley Creek Super Hop, Bellís (several different), Bristol Edge City Double IPA, Flying Dog Heller Hound Bock, Goose Island Christmas Ale, Magic Hat Chaotic Chemistry, Middle Ages Tripel Crown, Ommegang, Pug Ryanís Morning Wood Wheat, Oskar Blues Old Chub, Rogue Imperial Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Tabernash Oktoberfest, Twisted Pine Amber Ale, Weyerbacher Raspberry Imperial Stout.