Local brew master’s zeal is apparent

Southfield’s Copper Canyon Brewery brewmaster not only likes beer… he loves it.

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But for the Albuquerque, N.M., native, beer is more than an enjoyment. It’s a labor of love.

“Sure,
it’s a good job,” he said, referring to his title of head brewer at
Southfield’s Copper Canyon Brewery. “But for me, brewing beer is so
much more.”

Parker
started home-brewing beer as a student at Boston University, where he
studied marine biology. “We made five-gallon batches for our own use,”
he said.

Somewhat to his surprise, Parker found that he liked making beer, “and I was good at it.”

So
he continued making beer while pursuing a master’s degree (also in
marine biology) at California State University at Fullerton.

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