Aaron Ogilvie: The Dude Behind the Brew....ery

Owner, Founder, Fire Fighter, Dog Parent, Husband…. let’s get to know the dude with all of the tricks up his sleeve.

What is your role at Double Shift?
Founder/HR/maintenance person/bill payer/all-around nice guy

How many years have you been in the craft beer industry?
2ish?

Where have you worked before and what have you done?
5 years as a firefighter

What is one thing you can’t live without?
I have to pick one thing? Impossible. OK fine, I pick airplanes, I love to travel but hate driving.

What is your favorite place to have a beer?
Bier Station or any dive bar

Who is the one person you would buy a round for?
Everyone who helped me get the brewery started, that’s more than 1 person, but I’m the boss so I make my own rules.

Which DS beer is your favorite?
Saisontage

What are your top three favorite beers?
Great Divide- Colette
Firestone Walker- Pivo Pils
Torn Label- Tongue Lash

What do you like to drink that isn’t beer?
Old Fashioned or Whiskey on the rocks. I also really love lemonade.

What is your most played song right now?
For some reason I’m reliving my high school days and listening to a lot of Cake right now.

 If you were immortal for a day, what would you do?
Taunt everyone around me that I was immortal. Then the next day they’d all come after me with pitchforks. I don’t have great foresight.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I love to cook. I can make a pretty great meal.

What do you do when you aren’t working?
I have no idea what this means (but really, I enjoy travelling with my wife).

Do you have any pets?
Yes, we have a Bluetick hound dog named Willamette. She’s the best/worst dog ever.

What’s one item on your bucket list?
Don’t know if I’ve ever had a bucket list.

What would you name your autobiography?
“Opening a Brewery: A Guide to What Sounds Like a Lot of Fun, But Really is Just a Lot of Work”

What super power would you have?
You ever read the books “Encyclopedia Brown”? About the genius kid who was so smart he helped his cop dad solve murders. Weird books, but yeah, I’d be that kid.

What was the last picture you took on your phone?
My dog sleeping on the couch on top of a blanket she shredded. I told you she was the best/worst dog ever.

What is the one movie you can quote the most?
Step Brothers. Did we just become best friends?

What is one style of beer that you’ve learned to enjoy?
Coffee Stouts. Don’t like coffee, don’t particularly love stouts, but yeah I can get into a coffee stout every now and then.

What was the beer that got you in to craft beer?
BLVD Wheat. Just like any good Kansas Citian.

Any last words?
Thanks to everyone in KC who has supported Double Shift. We continue to grow and hope to be making great beers for a long time here.