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Proust: Hoof Hearted

Everyday one of my friends posts some sort of questionnaire on Facebook. Name your 20 favorite albums/books/movies; leave a memory of us; if you were an animal, which would you be? These are irritating, but a bit fun as they seek to find a window into personalities, as if revealing that Sticky Fingers is a favorite album says something about your soul. It may seem like social media has produced these daily queries, but the idea of answering a set of questions to get a peek into the subject’s inner workings has been around forever.

The famous Proust questionnaire, for example, reaches back to the 19th century and was a popular parlor diversion. So named because the author Marcel Proust thoroughly enjoyed answering with written tidbits of his inner life. Adapted everywhere from The Actor’s Studio to Vanity Fair, to Columbus’ very own Art Makes Columbus, Stock & Barrel has decided to join the game.

Our inaugural subjects, the Hoof Hearted trio of Trevor Williams and brothers Jarrod and Ryan Bichon…

What is your idea of the perfect beer? Something very aromatic, that is also crisp maybe a little tart and refreshing. Ex. Saisons, certain IPA’s, or a Gose.

What is the best snack accompaniment to beer? This one is a bit self-serving but currently it’s an item on the Hoof Hearted Brewery & Kitchen menu called Naughty Bits: nuts, fried skins, lime, spicy.

Best quality in a drinking companion? Low self-esteem

Worst quality in a drinking companion? High-self esteem

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Being in an inflatable hot tub whilst drinking our new beer, Rosé Gosé.

What is your idea of misery? Small talk

 What do you appreciate most in your friends? Their creativity and humor

What is your favorite motto?  “What’s the worst that could happen?”

What is your favorite virtue? Curiosity. Where would we be in the food/drink arena if people didn’t constantly tweak and experiment with different flavor combinations? What would happen if I…?

Who is your hero/heroine in real life? David Lee Roth

If not yourself, who would you be? Charles De Mar from Better Off Dead. He has a very calming demeanor and is very resourceful as well as economical in his drug use. The original forager.

What is your present state of mind? Anxious

What would you like your last drink to be? Margarita

If your beer had a theme song, what would it be? Everybody Wants Some – Van Halen