Award-winning Production Brewer, Aeryk Heeg spends his spare time dreaming about new and unique ways to craft a delicious style of beer. Growing up in Corona, CA, he became interested in pursuing brewing after his brother bought him a Mr. Beer Homebrew kit for Christmas in 2013. He joined the team as a Cellar Technician during the beginning of the brewery and quickly learned how to run the production brewing system to take over as the Head Brewer for BLACK PLAGUE. Aeryk is passionate about making beer because he loves the idea of creating something that brings someone else joy and relaxation. Aeryk has a unique curiosity and drive to understand all the complexities of recipe formulation, ingredient selection, quality control, and the brewing process in general. These characteristics are the backbone of BLACK PLAGUE’s success. When he is not enthralled with creating a new beer, he spends time enjoying one of his other interests – sports – more specifically, European Football (soccer).
“I love the idea of creating something that brings someone else joy and relaxation.”