The Brewmaster's Cottage is a beer-themed 800-square foot tiny house that my husband, Jon Graber, and I built in 2016-2017.
The cottage is a creative space because Jon and I are very creative people. In addition to brewing beer professionally (me since 1988, and Jon 1992-2004), we created a lot of what makes the Brewmaster's Cottage unique ourselves: I created much of the artwork in the cottage including eight painted stained glass windows, the hand-painted hop finial in the foyer arch, and the hand-painted hop light fixture over the murphy-bed desk. Jon built the walkway, patio, bike shed, secret garden, and the three fences that surround the cottage.
Teri Fahrendorf is currently the Malt Innovation Center Manager for Great Western Malt where she brews and malts on pilot-sized equipment. Teri began her beer career in 1988 after a short career as a computer programmer. She attended the Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology where she was Siebel's first woman class president. She is currently an instructor for the American Brewers Guild. Teri brewed for four commercial breweries including Steelhead Brewery in Eugene, Oregon, where she was Brewmaster for 17 years. In 2007 Teri founded the Pink Boots Society while on her epic Road Brewer journey across the USA and back. She was the 2014 recipient of the Brewer's Association's Recognition Award. Teri is a Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup Judge, and has also judged the Australian International Beer Awards and New Zealand Beer Awards. She is a frequent technical author and conference speaker, and will be speaking at Pink Boots Society's 10th Anniversary Conference & Craft Beer Festival in San Diego June 2-3, 2017.
Jon Graber is currently North American Account Manager for Micro-Matic, where he sells the world's finest quality keg valve stems. After a distinguished career as an Executive Chef in Portland, Oregon, Jon became the first manager of, then Brewmaster of Mt Hood Brewing Company in Government Camp, Oregon for 13 years. Jon is a Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup Judge, and has also judged the New Zealand Beer Awards. Jon and Teri met while volunteering for the Oregon Brewers Guild, where Jon was proud to produce his secret recipe beer doughnuts during OBG fundraisers, which were held at the Oregon Brewers Festival in previous years.