Jeremy Hunt went to Australia in 2002, not to become a brewer, but to become a priest.

A graduate of theology school, Hunt sampled many of the regional beers in Australia, and eventually decided he wanted to work in the beer industry. In short order, he got his first job cleaning kegs at Mercury Brewing Co. (now Ipswich Brewing Co.) in Ipswich, Mass.

From there he took a brewing job at Portsmouth, N.H.-based Redhook Brewery before starting as a senior brewer at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Del. under Sam Calamine, eventually rising to the rank of head brewer.

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However, the road had not ended for Hunt, who eventually left Dogfish Head to take over the head brewer position at Bluegrass Brewing Co. in Louisville, Ky. before finally ending up at his current job at Deep Ellum Brewing Co. in August 2013. Since he joined the Dallas-based brewery, production has tripled, and fans can now find the beers throughout the state of Texas.

This portrait was taken using a Canon 5D Mark III and an 50mm f1.2 lens set at f2.8. The shutter speed was 1/500 second at ISO 250. The only source of light was the sun, which happened to be behind some clouds that day. The photograph was converted from RAW to JPG in Adobe Lightroom and adjusted for contrast and sharpness using custom actions in Photoshop CC.