Sean Anger

Founder - Growth, Development and Red Stapler Location Services

Sean found his way to Houston in 2011 and quickly made it home. He met the lovely Michelle here and has grown to love Houston. He says he’s a people person so we put him in charge of growth, development and locating errant staplers. The jury’s still out.

Sean loves experiencing new places and meeting new people. He was raised in Pittsburgh, cultured at Virginia Tech, and spent too much time in the rust belt. He’s proud to call Houston his home.

His education and passion lie in manufacturing - he loves seeing otherwise useless material be transformed into something useful and practical. His professional background includes experience in forge shops, foundries, automotive assembly plants, glass manufacturing, and oil & gas fabrication / construction. Regardless of industry, there has always been an undercurrent of passion for the production of alcohol.

Sean believes there is nothing that will bring two opposing viewpoints to common ground like alcohol can. A self-taught homebrewer, Sean quickly became fascinated with taking something grown from seed, land, sun, and water, and turning it into something that can tether society. He brings this passion to Fox & Seeker and looks forward to sharing a drink with you soon!

Journal Entries

By: Sean Anger on April 21, 2021

Flavorless, Colorless, Odorless, Oh My!

I was wrong.

By the old definition in the Federal Government’s “Standards of Identity” for distilled spirits, Vodka has to be flavorless, colorless, and odorless. Last year, the TTB rescinded that requirement – now I know why. If you would have asked me a year ago about Vodka, I would ignorantly tell you “all Vodka is the same – similar, at best”. I have friends who will hold me accountable if I try to claim otherwise!

#beaseeker  #vodka 
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By: Sean Anger on April 1, 2021

It’s so early, your head is in a fog.

At 2:15AM, it seems to take more energy to turn off the alarm than to roll out of bed. Once I force myself to wash my hands and pop in my contacts, the cobwebs start to clear. The pursuit takes over. It’s vodka day. I’ll be at the distillery until 8:30PM.

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By: Sean Anger on December 27, 2020

FAQ: How Many Times is Fox & Seeker Vodka Distilled?

If you’re expecting an answer like: “Distilled six times for exceptional quality and a smooth finish”, you won’t find it here.

That tag line took me exactly 24 seconds to come up with - I timed it. While it makes for great marketing, the technical basis for the claim is weak. In fact, there’s no way I - or any other distiller - can prove how many distillation cycles our product(s) actually go through.

To get to the root of this marketing spin, let’s first start with the question: what is a distillation cycle? Most consumers believe the tag line above represents the number of times a batch is run through a still. The more times distilled, the more pure the vodka must be, right?

#vodka  #faq 
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By: Sean Anger on May 25, 2020

Remember that negative gin experience you had in college? Put that aside for a minute; I wouldn’t want these next few paragraphs to be clouded by a time when you thought Natural Light was a great beer.

Bright, Crisp, Lemon, Pine, Floral.

That’s sommelier-style speak for a London Dry Gin. That’s right, no “new garden hose” or “fresh rubber tire” aromas, here.

#gin  #beaseeker 
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By: Sean Anger on June 17, 2018

Michelle is very patient with me.

An alert from our bank just told her that someone spent $77 on our debit card. Must be Sean. Must be Spec’s. Anything for that 5% discount!

This is a routine occurrence and, as such, there’s a cacophony of bottles in my liquor cabinet.

#transparency  #beaseeker 
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