On Thursday, October 10th, 2013 at 10:00am the doors to the brand new Craft Beer Cellar Westford will open. While we iron out details for a “Grand Opening” celebration, we invite you to come visit the newest addition to the Craft Beer Cellar family at your leisure (HOURS & DIRECTIONS). Furthermore, it’s our pleasure to introduce the store’s owner, Walter Miska, with whom we sat down for a couple quick questions (he’s a busy man, y’know 😉 ).
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1. Why did you want to join the Craft Beer Cellar family?
For the last eight years, I owned a completely different small business. I decided that it was time for me to change directions, and take the experience I had gained from running that business and put it into something for which I have a real passion. What could be better for that than craft beer? After spending some time with Kate and Suzanne at Craft Beer Cellar Belmont – I knew that this was the right choice for me.
2. Why is Craft Beer Cellar a good fit for Westford, MA?
I believe that among the many great establishments in the rapidly growing community of Westford, there is a place here for Craft Beer Cellar. We look forward to sharing our love for great beer, and hope that the community will embrace this new shopping experience. Craft Beer Cellar will certainly become an active member of our community and support local activities.
3. What kind of experience should customers look forward to when they visit Craft Beer Cellar Westford?
Customers of Craft Beer Cellar Westford will find a comfortable, welcoming, and clean environment every time they visit. Our Staff Beer Geeks are always ready with a friendly face to share our beer experiences, help with beer selection, and carry your purchase to your car if needed.
4. What are some area attractions that visitors to Craft Beer Cellar Westford should know about?
If you’re looking to extend your beer experience outside of Craft Beer Cellar, we highly recommend British Beer Company across the street. It’s a fantastic bar with many awesome craft beer selections on tap. Other great Westford attractions include the Nashoba Valley Ski Area and Kimball Farms Ice Cream, both located within just a few miles of our store.
5. Can you tell us a little about your family (and yes, pets count)?
I am married to the most amazing women (she must be to be so supporting and encouraging in my entrepreneurial endeavors). Christine really is the secret to my success. She works a Program Manager for BAE Systems. We have 2 terrific kids: Jacob is a freshman in high school, and Alana is in seventh grade. Both of them are excellent students, soccer players, and musicians. I’m a pretty lucky guy – no doubt.
6. Many craft beer drinkers had a ‘gateway beer’ that got them into craft beer. Do you remember when/why you started to drink craft beer?
While I’m not sure I can say exactly when it all started, I would say that my gateway beer was Wachusett Country Pale Ale. I went to college at WPI (as did the founders of Wachusett). After seeing what my fellow alumni were up to, I started to wonder what other beers I was missing out on.
7. In 10 words or less, what does craft beer mean to you?
The enjoyment of experiencing a world of styles and flavors.
So yeah, in case you couldn’t tell, we’re STOKED about the 10/10 at 10am opening for CBC Westford. If we don’t see you in the morning, make sure to swing by from 5-7pm as we host Mystic Brewery out of Chelsea, MA for our first FREE tasting!
Cheers and #madluv,