Brewery

Meet the Beerworkers

Adam DeBower

Co-founder / Director of Operations

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Adam DeBower

Co-founder / Director of Operations

Hometown?

Austin, TX

What do you do at Austin Beerworks? Generally, plant operations manager. BOD for Texas Craft Brewers Guild, chair of Craft PAC

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing? Independently wealthy guy who travels 300 days a year.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in? Rick & Morty

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be? Willie Nelson, something full flavored, but light bodied enough for a a bonified American Treasure.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon. Leilani's Beach Bar, Lahina (Maui) Hawaii

Drinking game you were really really bad at. All of them. #idontdosports

What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery? Proud to report that currently, there is not one piece of equipment that needs to be replaced.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.

Giant ceramic Bald Eagle.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to? Beer makes love to me.

What rhymes with deer? Yes, dear.

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Will Golden

Co-founder / Director of Brewing

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Will Golden

Co-founder / Director of Brewing

Hometown?
The parts unknown or Frederick, MD.

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Head brewer, dance troop leader, life coach.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Wrestling gators.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Rip Torn, a doppelweissenpilsimperialblackipa.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
Church

Drinking game you were really really bad at.
None I crush all opposition and bathe in the blood of my foes! Not really – pretty bad at asshole.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery?
Broken shit.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
Not what I have drank from but filled. A prosthetic leg with a Chuck Taylor On the end of it.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
The Missile Dropkick, it is gentle and generous lover.

What rhymes with deer?
Dick punch

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Michael Graham

Co-founder / Sales & Marketing

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Michael Graham

Co-founder / Sales & Marketing

Hometown?
Austin, TX

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Try my best to keep our accounts and customers happy.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Paying to drink other people’s beer.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Anything but ‘Intervention’.

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Homer Simpson. ‘4 Finger Pils’.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
Over the corpse of my dueling opponent.

Drinking game you were really really bad at.
Bad meaning bad, or bad meaning good?

What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery?
Adam’s digestive system.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
My umbilical cord. Just kidding. My mother is a saint.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
We didn’t name it ‘Black Thunder’ because it was a slouch in bed.

What rhymes with deer?
Bold and clean consistently exceptional locally canned craft beer.

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Mike McGovern

Co-founder / Distribution

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Mike McGovern

Co-founder / Distribution

Hometown?
New York City (Queens)

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
The most important jobs of course, the ones that are handled from behind a desk. Distribution, pay bills, and most importantly of all I keep the beer workers happy (payroll)

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
The same thing I was doing before ABW, international playboy on a tight budget.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Smokey and the Bandit. Of course we would have to change Texarkana to Austin and Coors Original to ABW.

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Jay Chandrasekhar. I’m pretty sure a good amount of beer was consumed during the writing and making of Super Troopers and Beer Fest. I would be honored if ABW could help lube the wheels of inspiration. With that said the beer would be either Missile Drop Kick or Flying head butt(both are 9.8% ABV). Might as well lube the crap out of those wheels.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
On my computer searching discount travel websites. I did say I was on a budget.

Drinking game you were really really bad at.
The question does not apply. I’ve never been bad at anything.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery?
The ink jet printer. Damn you low ink warning.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
A rugby boot (cleats for you non-rugby types)

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Sputnik. Its bold, dark and delicious. And when you think you’ve had enough and just want to go to sleep the coffee kicks in and you’re back in for another round.

What rhymes with deer?
Meers burger (Meers, OK)

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Chance Patrick

Head Brewer

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Chance Patrick

Head Brewer

Hometown?
I grew up on the corner of squalor and bedlam here in Austin, Tx.

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
That’s a great question…

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
International correspondent for Al Jazeera America or cobbling shoes.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
87’ season of Alf (the first TV series to be presented in surround sound).

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Smokey the Bear, and it would be a pine cone porter.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
In my hand. In Texas.

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Facebook, High School.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
Colin’s music player.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
I’ll just say at my end it was a hose.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Indubitably Black Thunder.

What rhymes with deer?
Belvedere, outer ear, and planetary gear.

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Derek Hodges

Packaging Manager


Ross Reynolds

Sales / Special-ops

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Ross Reynolds

Sales / Special-ops

Hometown?
1980 Airstream

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Play horrible hip-hop on the stereo.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Playing horrible hip-hop in the 1980 Airstream.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Doomsday Preppers.

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Alex Jones. American Government Transparency Ale.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Wouldn’t you like to know.

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Staying sober.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
Time Clock.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
I plead the 5th.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Whatever’s free.

What rhymes with deer?
Everclear shots.

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Nick Pratt

Off-Premise Sales

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Nick Pratt

Off-Premise Sales

Hometown?
The Shire

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
HEB Fluffer

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Touring with Phish

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Fraggle Rock

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
George R. R. Martin, The Wiener that Ales U

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Hogwarts

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Life

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
The toilet because it destroys what I create

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
A human skull

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Einhorn because Unicorns are always horny.

What rhymes with deer?
My beard, my giant man mane of a full robust beard.

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Kelly Link

HR Manager

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Kelly Link

HR Manager

Hometown?
Right in the middle.

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Tell people ‘No’.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Tell people ‘Yes’.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Nothing filmed in Austin. The production quality is terrible!

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Van Morrison – Irish Stout.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
A ‘bank run’.

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Not getting pregnant.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
The rat trap under my desk.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
Banana hammock.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
That Van Morrison one, once we make it.

What rhymes with deer?
No.

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Kai Matthews

Taproom

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Kai Matthews

Taproom

Hometown?
Home is where the family is.

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Instigate merchandise policies.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Attending a family reunion.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Family Matters.

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
My cousin, Dave Matthews – It’d be a nonalcoholic beer called ‘Don’t Crash Into Me’.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Home (which is where the family is).

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Edward 40 hands.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
The employee bio page.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
Family urn.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
The entire family.

What rhymes with deer?
Screeeeeeer!

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Joe Pratt

Distribution Manager

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Joe Pratt

Distribution Manager

Hometown?
Austin, Texas

What do you happen to do at Austin Beerworks?
I happen to be the tallest person at Austin Beerworks.

If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
I’d be the tallest person at another job.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Friends.

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
I’d make a beer for George McFly. It would be similar to our Kolsch and Lorraine would melt in his arms.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
School.

Drinking game you were really bad at?
The Limbo.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery?
Pretty much any of our countersink flanges. I’ve been convinced that we’ve been experiencing hydraulic torque leak on at least 3 of these. Our Dorry flanges have been suspect as well. But I guess that makes sense. We’ve been pushing our equipment past 7,000 RQMs pretty regularly. Takes a lot of skill to ensure this stuff works well and that the beer tastes good.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
My own mouth.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Peacemaker.

What rhymes with deer?
Haha, smear!

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Aaron Grella

Draught Quality

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Aaron Grella

Draught Quality

Hometown?
The 512.

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
I’m still not sure.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Slowly dying in the back of a grocery store.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Yo Gabba Gabba.

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what
would the beer be?

Pat Green-Box Wine

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Playground

Drinking game you were really really bad at?
7 Minutes in heaven.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery?
Canning Line – it makes me work.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
Pokemon Skull

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Gold Fist- I love getting fisted.

What rhymes with deer?
Ow, I hurt my back.

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Ben Schenkle

Taproom

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Ben Schenkle

Taproom

Hometown?
Odessa, Texas 8-(

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
DANCE PARTY DJ that sometimes pours beers.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Patiently biding my time.....waiting....watching...

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Dog the Bounty Hunter. The episode where Colin gets repeatedly tasered in the spine for playing Katy Perry.

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Steven Seagal, 'Star-Spangle-Hammered' Triple-American-Imperial-Fuck-Yeah-IPA.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Backseat of your mom's car.

Drinking game you were really really bad at.
Since losing means that you get to drink, I was bad at all of them...or good at all of them, however you want to look at it.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery?
Ross's hat collection.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
Ross's hat collection.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Belgian IPA. I'd make her yell at me in Dutch. Rawr.

What rhymes with deer?
William Shatneer

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Owen Grella

Packaging

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Owen Grella

Packaging

Hometown?

The armpit of Wyoming

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?

Jerk the packs

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?

I would still be a professional band groupie

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?

The World's Strongest(Swollest) Man Competition

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?

John Mayer - a bro-ley wine I mean barley wine

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?

On the disc golf course

Drinking game you were really really bad at?

That's a good one - a real knee slapper

What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery?

The keg washer

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?

A disc golf disc ...and a disc golf bag and a disc golf basket. Don't think that last one is possible - well it is.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?

Peacemaker because I'm a lover not a fighter

What rhymes with deer?

Bro-eer

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Fletch Fletcherson

Sales


Raven Hardcastle

Taproom


Brian Wessels

Taproom Manager


Daniel Brown

QA/QC


Nathan Lewis

Lab Manager


Clinton Mack

Cellar Manager


Dave Wainright

Sales


Jared Davee

Packaging


Tyler Hood

Packaging


Daniel Davis

Production


Efrem Frias

Distribution


Wes Davis

Taproom


Wes Knutson

Can-tina Head Chef


Garrett Graham

Packaging


Sluggo

Taproom


Andrew Cunningham

Brewery Maintenance


Matt Benevidez

Production


Enma Lopez

Can-tina


Gilbert St. Peter

Can-tina


Sammy Weeks

Can-tina