is the face of it because, well, he has the lederhosen.
Aber’s traditional leather Bavarian costume is the real deal, too, acquired during a year living in Germany that included a summer internship in Munich. In addition to sporting the local fashion at Oktoberfest, Aber immersed himself in folk culture and brewing traditions during his time abroad.
By day Aber is a civil engineer at Lutjen in North Kansas City. In his spare time, he helps a former college roommate brew beer at the Green Room in Westport. That work keeps Aber connected to the city’s craft beermeisters, and their work is the focus of his blog.
Recent articles have included a look at new robotic homebrewing equipment, a list of pubs selling chocolate ale, a comparison of the environmental impact of bottles versus cans and a preview of the new Martin City Pizza Tap.
Kyle Black, David Schumacher and Kim Carrington, Aber’s co-contributors, each has a niche based on personal experience with local liquor distributors, homebrewers and beer connoisseurs, which gives the blog a well-rounded mix of topics.
“Our goal is to make the craft brew community bigger and better. The more craft beer we drink, the more we will get here,” Aber says. “I don’t think most Kansas Citians know that we are probably one of the top 10 cities for craft beer and that people come here just to tour Boulevard (Brewing Co.) and check out our other microbreweries.”