Beer and Food: A Fun, Simple Approach to Pairing

Friday, Sept. 21st: 3 - 4 pm Woodland Pavilion, Visitor Center

Join Three Notch’d Brewing’s Rob Mullin for an interactive beer and food experience. In his 25-plus years brewing (and enjoying!) craft beer, Mullin has developed an easy, stress-free approach to pairing beer with your favorite foods, and he’s eager to share it. Did you know flavor scientists have identified thousands of distinct flavors in beer? This huge diversity makes beer the ideal beverage with every meal. Mullin will explore the four major sources of beer flavor and how to match these with any dish. The session includes plentiful beer and food samples from across the flavor spectrum.

Rob Mullin

Production Manager, Three Notch’d Brewing Company
Rob Mullin

A recent addition to the Three Notch’d team, Rob Mullin was born in Munich, Germany – a proud descendant of a long line of moonshiners, bootleggers and speakeasy owners.  A political campaign manager in a former life, D.C. burnout and a chance encounter with a home-brew starter kit changed his life forever.

Under the tutelage of John Mallet (Bell’s Brewing) and Ron Barchet (Victory Brewing), Mullin began his new life as a craft brewer bouncing from Virginia to Manhattan to the Tap Rock Restaurant and Brewery in New Jersey. In 2002, he left the East Coast to become head brewer at Grand Teton Brewing Co. Here, he shifted the company’s focus from traditional ale to more hop-forward styles associated with the region.

Rising to C.O.O at Grand Teton, Mullin also served as vice president of Idaho’s Brewers Guild. He has received four World Beer Cup medals, 13 Great American Beer Festival medals and 26 North American Beer Awards medals. He currently serves as production manager for Three Notch’d Brewing Company, working closely with the team in overseeing and streamlining the brewery.