Eric Guerro, Mark Fee, and Jeff Evans of Angry Union Brewing: See Which One Chose Chocolate Chip Cookies Over Beer
About two years, Mark Fee started brewing beer on his stove at home. The firefighter paramedic took up brewing as a hobby to let off steam.
It didn't take long for some of his friends and fellow firefighters to join in on the brew making. It took only a few tries for the guys to figure out that they had a knack for making beer. The guys named themselves Angry Union Brewery after the City of Hollywood declared financial urgency, putting their salaries in jeopardy.
Soon the beers were winning awards. Their stout took first place in last year's Grovetoberfest and their beer took second place and people's choice at the recent Riverside Market home brew competition. Angry Union recently won the Paul and Yong Ron home brewer's competition and will be at Brew at the Zoo on Saturday, May 4.
Along with other home brewers like Two Live Brews and Invasive Species, Angry Union is cultivating a small but lively community of home brewers in south Florida, thus adding another artisan layer to the craft movement that's just starting to thrive in our part of the state.
The most influential person in my career has been:
When I'm alone and in need of comfort, (and no one is there to watch or judge) the one food or drink I turn to is:
Homemade chocolate chip cookies.
What does South Florida need more of?
Music festivals and beer festivals.
You get to vote one food or beverage trend off the island forever -- what is it?
Mango Salsa Fish Tacos.
You have unlimited funds to open a restaurant or bar -- what's the name and what do you serve?
Angry Union Brewery. We'd serve craft beer and authentic South Florida cuisine.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Making large quantities of award-winning beers.
Dream dinner party for six: Who (living or dead) are you inviting?
All the Victoria's Secret models.