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Espen Uhlen Jørstad: "I Think There is a Beer for Everyone"
Date: Nov 29, 2017
Added By: 1stSpade
Last Date: Nov 29, 2017
Category: Interview
Original Date: Nov 29, 2017

Winner of our 2017 Spirit of Poker Rising Star Award, Espen Uhlen Jørstad is a man of many talents beyond poker.

Among the many skills of his we learned about in a previous interview, though, there was one in particular that sparked our interest.

Not only does Jørstad have a Bachelors degree in Food Science, he took it all the way to the next level and graduated with a Master's degree in Brewing Science.

So he knows how to make - and recommend - great beers. That's something we needed to learn more about.

PokerListings: Can you tell us again how you became interested in beer, especially as a profession?

Espen Uhlen Jørstad: I was studying food science and technology at university in Norway. We studied things like meat, dairy products and beer, and the different ways you can work with them.

I did my internship in a Norwegian brewery where I met a lot of beer geeks, obviously. (smile) They're not interested in drinking beer to get drunk - they won’t drink a 6-pack of Heineken just for the sake of it.

Instead they'll just drink one or two better beers, enjoy the experience and discuss the flavors, etc. It was a bit of a revelation for me because until then I had never considered beer that way. I found it very interesting.


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