- Pete ran a San Francisco homebrewery with his brewing partner Steve Hoyt under the private label Double Robot.
- He produced a variety of craft beers, including Scotch Ale, Imperial Stout, Black IPA, and Saison, many with clever tongue-in-cheek names like Rosemary’s Bay Berliner, White Ghost in the Machine, and Lady Marmalorde.
- Pete wrote about brewing sour beers at home for Serious Eats.
Pete Mortensen is a design strategist and researcher by trade, and an inventive homebrewer at heart. He ran a small brewery with his partner Steve Hoyt under the private label Double Robot out of their San Francisco homes. They produced a line of cleverly named craft beers that included Imperial Stout, Scotch Ale, Black IPA, and Saison. Many of the tongue-in-cheek monikers were nods to popular films and music, like Rosemary’s Bay Berliner, White Ghost in the Machine, Transformer 5: Smoke on the Water, and Lady Marmalorde. Pete shared his expertise in brewing sour beer at home and recipe for fast-sours in features for Serious Eats.
About Serious Eats
Serious Eats, a Dotdash brand, is an award-winning food and drink website visited by over 7 million hungry readers every month. Our audience comes to us for rigorously tested recipes, science-driven cooking techniques, robust equipment reviews, and stories that offer cultural and historical context to the foods we love to eat.
Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, and TreeHugger.