I met Ben Krefetz (the last name was an Ellis Island screw up) at Caps Off Brewing Co. while grabbing a Scottish Ale.
He’s touring breweries as he crosses the continent on his bike (aside from Montanna – he skipped cycling eastern Montanna *but not the breweries* and after driving it in a rental car, he doesn’t regret it).
Caps Off is his 68th brewery and after this he’ll be heading over to Railway City Brewing, which will be his 69th. He’s sampled close to 300 different brews thus far.
“Caps Off is off to a nice start. I particularly like the stout. The fact that there’s one thing that I really like here is nice, especially after I’ve tried so many beers!”
Ben works in TV advertising, as a data scientist. There are a lot of hard problems to solve in his line of work, you have to figure out how effective an ad is without being able to know exactly who sees it. They do approximations, do demographic tests, and look at variables, and stratify based on the variables.
He’s had one wipe out and one flat tire so far – and he’s hoping to keep it at that.
“I feel like I’ve just been really lucky. It’s really worked out. I just need to make sure my body holds up for the home stretch.”
We wish him the best of luck on the remainder of his trip! You can follow Ben’s Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/benbikesbeer/