Veronica Vega oral history interview, June 27, 2018
From Christoffer Petersen
Veronica Vega is the Research and Development Brewmaster at Deschutes Brewery. In this follow up to her June 2017 interview, Vega talks about how her position and the company have changed in the past year. Specifically, Vega talks about her new position on the senior management team, her interest in exploring mentoring women in STEM fields, and her thoughts on the importance of engaging with a diverse community of brewers and consumers. She also talks about the Bend area; the importance of ingredients as an inspiration for her recipes; and the new opportunities for deeper, forward-thinking, impactful industry research at their newly established pilot plant. Finally, Vega discusses with the five 30th anniversary celebration collaborative brew projects with past Deschutes brewers meant to her, the company, and the brewers.
The interview was conducted by Tiah Edmunson-Morton and Anna Dvorak on June 27, 2018 at the Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. It is a component of the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives Oral History Collection (OH 35), Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Oregon State University Libraries.