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My name is Chris Bowen,
I am married for 23 years to a great wife, and have 3 great children , 22 , 16 , and 10 . I am a financial planner for the past 16 years and specialize in small business's of 2-15 employees , I am a master broker in 11 different states selling employee and executive benefit packages, so that's boring .
I have a couple of different serious hobbies, but I will talk about the brewing one here .
In 2007 I won the gold medal at the GABF ProAm , which helped to add some credibility to my amature brewing career, it was a fantastic thrill, and one I will always cherrish. I am also a BJCP judge , and waiting for a local exam site to take my Cicerone exam, I did the beer server one so far .
I started doing re-eacting of a 1800's brewer for my local historical society about two years ago, after doing a fair amount of research, I am currently a guest curator for a year long museum exibit on brewing history , that includes brewing old recipes from the period of 1790 to 1830 , re-enactments on period equipment and giving lectures on historical brewing practices.
In addition , I am working on my latest project for next summer 2010 , where I am making a documentary film about the Northwest Passage in the arctic region of Canada, a modern day adventure film that has me and a couple of friends, riding motorcycles into the arctic to brew the famous Allsopp's Arctic ale , a three week adventure of extreme brewing, history, and adventure motorcycling.
Other than that, I enjoying mostly brewing for friends and learning from fellow homebrewers , I belong to a very strong and active local club "the Lehigh Valley Homebrewers", where several great brewers have taught me much of what I know .