Aaron Hyde has been home brewing since 1996, and home distilling since 2008. As the owner and operator of Brewstock Homebrew Supply in New Orleans, he sold home distilling products and provided education on the topic. After five years, he moved on to work for Briess Malt & Ingredients, where he was a Sales Manager selling to micro and craft distilleries. He currently works as the International Sales Manager for Bevie, providing high quality equipment and ingredients to home distillers across the globe. In this role, he often consults on still design and development, as well as consumable products such as oak and yeast. Aaron is one of the few people globally that has received their certifications in brewing, malting, and distilling through the Institute of Brewing & Distilling.