Brewery

Meet the Beerworkers

Adam DeBower

Co-owner/Co-founder

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Adam DeBower

Co-owner/Co-founder

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

Dance Troop Leader, Life Coach

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Will Golden

Dance Troop Leader, Life Coach

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

Keeps 'em Happy

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Michael Graham

Keeps 'em Happy

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

Signs Your Check

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Mike McGovern

Signs Your Check

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?
Amarillo, TX

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Brew beer and make sick screensavers for the office computer.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Stay at home husband

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
GIJoe, the more you know segment.

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
None

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Infinity pool at Mel's mom's lake house.

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Surviving the scrambler ride at Wurstfest

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
The auto-lock between the taproom and the brewhouse.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
Wyoming

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
La Mentira, it might be a lie, but it's so good.

What rhymes with deer?
Dear

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Ross Reynolds

Pirate

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Ross Reynolds

Pirate

Hometown?
Manchaca, Flavor Country

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Sales, hot shots, repairs, new accounts

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

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
2-chainz double trapp-ell Golden Ale

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Pitch n Putt on a cool day

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Life

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
Empty tool boxes

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
Boot, shoe, sandal

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Strawberry pineapple black thunder-nik

What rhymes with deer?
Don't tell me what to do.

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Nick Pratt

Off-Premise Account Manager

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Nick Pratt

Off-Premise Account Manager

Hometown?
Austin, TX

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
I sell Beerworks and Beerworks accessories.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Probably answering some other questionnaire.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Futurama. That means Beerworks is still around in 1000 years and there would be more episodes of Futurama.

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Tony Romo. Doesn't matter what it is, he would choke on it. I'm not bitter, you're bitter.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
N 30°22'46.8546" W 97°43'47.4594"

Drinking game you were really bad at?
I don't remember.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
Sir Prints A Lot WHY DO I HAVE TO REPLACE THE COLOR INK FOR YOU TO PRINT BLACK & WHITE?!?!

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
All I can say is that it's long and hard and made out of glass... (That's a little bit of a pilsner glass joke for you.)

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
I think that's obvious.

What rhymes with deer?
Beer? Is it beer? Because we're a brewery?

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Jason "8" Rogers

Distribution Manager

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Jason "8" Rogers

Distribution Manager

Hometown?
Elkhart, IL

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Manage distrubution of beer

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Sitting on a beach in California editing movies.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Saved by the Bell- The College Years

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Kevin Smith- APA with CBD oil

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
In a van down by the river.

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Drinking…games? Drinking isn’t a game. It’s a way of life.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
It was van 5 but we sold that POS

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
An actual shoe.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Lazer Salad, so I could do it wrong just like it does me wrong.

What rhymes with deer?

T.B.D

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Ken DeBower

IT Manager


Kelly Link

Office / HR Manager

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Kelly Link

Office / HR Manager

Hometown?
Springfield, IL "The Land of Lincoln"

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?
Tom Hanks American IPA- What's more American than Tom Hanks?

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Hiding behind my desk like a real adult.

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Yes

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
Ekos

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
Pint Glass

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Fire Eagle, always Fire Eagle

What rhymes with deer?
No.

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Jody Vance

Packaging Manager

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Jody Vance

Packaging Manager

Hometown?
Nunya, Texas

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Packajerk Wrangler

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

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Dr. Jordan Peterson, Alpha Lobster Lager

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Solitary confinement. Can you hear that....? Exactly.

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Very offensive. Drinking is NOT a game.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
The unicorn milking apparatus. Very slippery.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
A Richard Nixon mask

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Fire Eagle. Anymore brain busters?

What rhymes with deer?
I guess that's a "no." K, thanks. Good talk.

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Kaiser

Draft Czar

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Kaiser

Draft Czar

Hometown?
Austin Texas Y'all

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
I ensure that our beer tastes the way it is intended in draft accounts across the city.

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

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Deadliest catch. Imagine the look on their faces when they pull up a pod full of Fire Eagle.

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Matt Damon/ Malt Damon a malty Bahston Lahger

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
On the beach!

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Up and down the river :/

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
Key fobs

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
Giant hand carved spoon whilst hot tubbing.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Sputnik. Barrel Aged. Hnnnng

What rhymes with deer?
Fear. Cue Marky Mark chest pounding.

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Jamie Currivan

Merchandise / Events Manager

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Jamie Currivan

Merchandise / Events Manager

Hometown?
Candyland

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Merch, fight off evil beer fairies, head of selfie dept.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Unicorn breeder.

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Paul Hogan – That’s a Knife Croc Bock

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Atop my faithful steed.

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Hopscotch.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
The toilet.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
8” leather platform boots.

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

What rhymes with deer?
Tears for Beers.


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Erick Sanchez

On-Premise Account Manager

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Erick Sanchez

On-Premise Account Manager

Hometown?
Houston, TX

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Convince the most reputable establishments in Austin to sell and consume a volume of our beer.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Molding in a ditch or potentially running a ponzi scheme.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Bob's Burgers

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) A Dark Lager or Pumpkin Ale. (That's right, I know Elvira's real name on demand. Rawr.)

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
Wherever I have found myself at 11:58

Drinking game you were really really bad at.
Dice

What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery?
The distro warehouse rolling door.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
Cored out pineapple

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Lazer Salad, so I wouldn't remember and could enjoy my first time, every time.

What rhymes with deer?
Orange

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Joe Pratt

Distribution

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Joe Pratt

Distribution

Hometown?
Allendale, Austin

What do you happen to do at Austin Beerworks?
Heard cats.

If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
Seeing some form of people herding cats

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Phil Lesh: Give Me Your Organs IPA, super hazy bro.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Playground

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Impossible

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

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

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

What rhymes with deer?
Nein!

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Sarah Shultz

Ms.

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Sarah Shultz

Ms.

Hometown?
Flavor Country

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
I check ID's. I put beer in cups. Lots of smiles.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Discovering unemployment.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
When one of you can rig me some tv cable, I’ll let you know.

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Kyle Shutt from The Sword. It would be Black Thunder. Kyle, I miss you!

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Vacation- bathtub

Drinking game you were really bad at?
The adequate water consumption game.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
The air conditioning. I think maybe we should have that looked at.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
My cousin used to drink beer out of a big, dead pufferfish as a party trick. Me? Maybe inappropriate glassware for the style at hand.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
I don't do that kind of stuff.

What rhymes with deer?
Free-er

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Scott Helmcamp

Bartender

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Scott Helmcamp

Bartender

Hometown?
Anywhere with my wife, dog and cat.

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Sling beers. (Mis)guiding tourists.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Cooking up some stuff.

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
American Strong Ale for Teddy Roosevelt

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
In the river

Drinking game you were really bad at?
What kind of lout stoops to playing games with drinks?

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
The F.O.B.'s are S.O.B.'s

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
An article of clothing (dealer's choice)

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

What rhymes with deer?
I fail at words.

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Fletch Fletchy McFletcherson III

Beer Slinger Extraordinaire

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Fletch Fletchy McFletcherson III

Beer Slinger Extraordinaire

Hometown?
N/A

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Spread the Liquid Love

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Eating crustless white bread at Travis County Correctional

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

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

Garret Oliver- "Knock it Down a Peg" Peach wit unfiltered New England style burton- on-trent rausch gose

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
(On Saturday) Crown and Anchor

Drinking game you were really, really bad at?
Flip Cup

What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery?
1st generation manual keg washer

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
Flambongo! Pink flamingo beer bong

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Fire Eagle! Screet Screet muh fugga!

What rhymes with deer?
schmear acyclovir

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Aaron Grella

Draft Quality Manager

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Aaron Grella

Draft Quality Manager

Hometown?
Cheyenne, WY

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Hang out mostly, I work out in the city.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Living out my dreams.

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

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

Fetty Wap- Eye.P.A.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Poolside getting faded

Drinking game you were really really bad at?
I don't know how to be bad at things.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery?
The toilets, we deserve bidets

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
Mop bucket

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Black Thunder- the obvious choice

What rhymes with deer?
Meer, like the cat.

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Ben Schenkel

Homie

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Ben Schenkel

Homie

Hometown?
915!! Odessa, Texas

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Certified popcorn sweeper

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

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Elon Musk- anything to be first to market on Mars

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Where the beer is?

Drinking game you were really really bad at.
Flip cup. It's fucking impossible!!

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

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
Pinata!

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

What rhymes with deer?
Renegade that beer!

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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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Raven Hardcastle

Beer Wench

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Raven Hardcastle

Beer Wench

Hometown?
Somewhere racist

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Try not to drink all the Lazer Salad... while uniting people with the beer they love. :)

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Having no excuse for my beer habit.

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Divine, and I don't know but it would be brewed in a trash can.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
I feel like you want me to say somewhere other than work?

Drinking game you were really really bad at.
Driving

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

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
I mean, my own mouth is pretty strange.

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

Sputnik... it's dark and sexy and comes and goes so fast.

What rhymes with deer?
Queer! Sup ladies :)

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Brian Vessels

Taproom Manager

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Brian Vessels

Taproom Manager

Hometown?
Redacted

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Best Personality

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Famous International Playboy

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Bed, the half drank beer from the night before on the bed side table.

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Truth or Dare

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
Redacted

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

What rhymes with deer?
FEAR

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Aaron Fanthorpe

Taproom


Derek Starkey

Brewer

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Derek Starkey

Brewer

Hometown?

St. Anne, IL

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?

Make food for yeast. Then feed the yeast.

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

Either running the local cock fighting circuit or greeting people at Wal-mart.

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

Cheers

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

President Obama (Whatever he wants because he's the president Right?!)

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?

Outside of Gold's Gym

Drinking game you were really bad at?

Texas hold-em. That's a drinking game right? I'm horrible. Come take my money.

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

I love every piece of equipment equally. Except for Gary, I love him more.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?

I don't think I understand the question.

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

Sputnik, it makes love to you.

What rhymes with deer?

Dear

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Daniel Brown

QA/QC

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Daniel Brown

QA/QC

Hometown? Austin, TX (I'm a unicorn,yo!)

What do you do at Austin Beerworks? Lab Tech

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing? Spending a lot more money on beer.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in? King of the Hill

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be? Andre the Giant- Imperial Fire Eagle

Favorite place to have a beer at noon? The disc golf course.

Drinking game you were really bad at? Edward 40 Hands, is it really a loss if you piss yourself, but finish?

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery? Micro pipette

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of? An old boot, I blame old Greg

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

What rhymes with deer? Banana?

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Nathan Lewis

Quality Lab Manager

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Nathan Lewis

Quality Lab Manager

Hometown?
Uvalde, TX

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Quality Assurance/ Quality Control

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Plus sized modeling

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Freaks and Geeks II

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Owen Wilson, a beer that would make him say "wow"

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Vacation

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Poker (maybe it's because I consider it a drinking game)

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
Faulty zwickles

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
Centrifuge tube

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Super Awesome Lager

What rhymes with deer?
Reverse-sear

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Clinton Mack

Cellarman/Brewer

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Clinton Mack

Cellarman/Brewer

Hometown?
Galveston, TX (B.O.I.)

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
So. Many. Triclamps. Also, firkins!

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Trying very hard to do this. Or project management.

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Alton Brown. Something aged in bourbon barrels

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
The cold box

Drinking game you were really really bad at.
Beer pong

What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery?
The AC, because it's never there.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
Shotgun shell

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Threeway with Battle Axe and Black Thunder. "Oh baby, I'm gonna screeee!!"

What rhymes with deer?
Paneer

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Jon Menegay

Taproom Manager


Drew McCarron

Professional Beer Pourer

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Drew McCarron

Professional Beer Pourer

Hometown?
Bridgewater, NJ

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Pour beer at the best taproom in Texas

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Starting up a dog ranch.

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
JoJo A nightcap barleywine called Leave (Get Out) (Jojo if you're reading this please come visit us.)

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
Shotgunning in the ABW parking lot

Drinking game you were really really bad at.
I like to think I'm good at beer pong but I"m really, really not.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery?
The filler caps on the CFT

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
An elk bone luge

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Gal-lager

What rhymes with deer?
Beer

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Glen Cupples

Production

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Glen Cupples

Production

Hometown?
Houston, TX

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
I mostly make bad puns

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
I'd likely be turning another hobby into a job.

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Mark Walberg of Antiques Roadshow. The beer would be something that I thought was "pretty alright" but then was surprised to learn the true value of.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
The Shower. At noon or anytime really.

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

What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery?
The popcorn machine. How am I supposed to concentrate with that delicious smell floating through the air?

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
A beer bong made from a skull and spine. Don't worry, they said it wasn't real.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Super Awesome. Duh.

What rhymes with deer?
Schmear

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Angel Reyna

Brewer/Cellar-operator

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Angel Reyna

Brewer/Cellar-operator

Hometown?
San Bernadino, CA

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Brew beer and clean stuff

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

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Chuck Woolery 2 in 2 Double IPA

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
Outside somewhere

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

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

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
N/A

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

What rhymes with deer?
Near

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Dave Wainright

On-Premise Account Manager

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Dave Wainright

On-Premise Account Manager

Hometown?
The Big Bang

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Crack jokes and eat fruit snacks. (And I'm all out of fruit snacks.)

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Coaching badminton at the University of Central Florida

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Touched By An Angel

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
I'd brew Irish Wristwatch for Stephen Hawkings, as he's the only person that could pronounce it correctly without having to think about it.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
The men's room at 7-11.

Drinking game you were really really bad at.
Dating

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

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
I'm reluctant to answer this, as I'm sure she'd be pretty upset if I referred to her as a "thing." But, she was strange.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Any of our January seasonals- largest cans.

What rhymes with deer?
Alan Eckert

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Michael Bush

Production


Mike Brewer

Not a brewer

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Mike Brewer

Not a brewer

Hometown?
Belton, TX

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Annoy Jamie

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Bartending for someone else I suppose.

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Dave Chappelle- An easy going pilsner. Whatever is chill.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
People wake up before noon?

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Beat the buzz. It's when you have a six pack and you have to drink it all before you get a buzz.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
Umbrellas

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
A shoe. Lost a bet.

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

What rhymes with deer?
Orange

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Derek Hodges

Packaging manager

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Derek Hodges

Packaging manager

Hometown?
H-town

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Lord High Regent Magistrate of Beer Acquisitions and Mergers

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Sitting in the basement of my emotions.

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Generalissimo de Santa Anna, LaVerdad

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
ABW Taproom

Drinking game you were really really bad at.
I can't remember, I was drinking.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment in the brewery?
Well there's the shyster, the Pak-tech, the Cannabus, Dr. Phill Good, the Candy Wrapper, and Gary, but I'll have to say the Bog Squegee

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
A boot... that I had been wearing all day.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Super Awesome, you know why, that's right, you've seen the video.

What rhymes with deer?
Verisimilitude

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Kristyn Goff

Taproom

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Kristyn Goff

Taproom

Hometown?
Massachusetts, but not Boston. (Chicopee, MA)

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Not much. Just kidding. I pour beer and give tours.

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

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
The Office (U.S)

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Chrissy Teigen- a DIPA called "One Strong Mother"

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Outside somewhere

Drinking game you were really bad at?
All of them

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
I love them all equally

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

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

What rhymes with deer?
Tears

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Jared Davee

Distribution


Tyler Hood

Production/#8

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Tyler Hood

Production/#8

Hometown?
Lake Ridge, VA

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Gasket Guardian/ Cellarman

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Playing basketball with Lebron

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Charlie Sheen, it would be called "I got a lot of questions" IPA with Hypnotic

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
I'll be in the spaceship my guy

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Jager, you cant win. Ever.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
If I remember correctly, PRV's :/

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
A human? :/ Not proud.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Black Thunder, because I'd need a time machine. That being said, I'd end up with love and a time machine.

What rhymes with deer?
According to Tupac "DEAR mama."

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Mary Brown

Account Manager

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Mary Brown

Account Manager

Hometown? New Braunfels, TX

What do you do at Austin Beerworks? Give the people what they need!

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing? Traveling around the world until I run out of money.

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be? Dolly Parton- 9 to 5 Session Ale

Favorite place to have a beer at noon. Whatever park/river/outdoor place I'm enjoying.

Drinking game you were really really bad at. Anything that involves focus and coordination.

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

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of. Das boot!

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to? Flavor Country... It never does me wrong.

What rhymes with deer? Beer!

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Daniel Davis

"Mr. Saturday Morning" aka "DAD" aka "dads"

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Daniel Davis

"Mr. Saturday Morning" aka "DAD" aka "dads"

Hometown?
Austin, TX

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Packajerk stuff

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

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

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

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
Work

Drinking game you were really really bad at.
Hammerschlagen

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

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
Dust pan

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

What rhymes with deer?
Orange

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Efrem Frias

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

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Efrem Frias

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Hometown?
Shout out to Pasadena, AKA Pasa "Get Down" dena. REPRESENT!

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Part time cat wrangler, part time driver.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Full time cat wrangler

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
I'd love to see someone show up with a keg of Fire Eagle to Naked & Afraid

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
I'd brew a DIPA for my girl Taylor Swift and call it "Shake it Hops"

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
Either in the shower or in bed OR! In the line at Franklin's BBQ

Drinking game you were really really bad at.
I wouldn't say "really really bad" but I missed qualifying for speed quarters at last years Beer Fest.

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

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
Does wringing out a sample of carpet count?

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Not sure, but I'd do filthy things to Flavor Country.

What rhymes with deer?
Cavalier?

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Wes Davis

Beer Chauffer

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Wes Davis

Beer Chauffer

Hometown?
Panther City, TX

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Seek the righteous path, the travel said path with beer, winning the hearts and minds of the people with fresh libation.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
What, filling out this survey? I dunno, probably not having my hand cramp. Seriously, who writes things by hand in 2018?

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
M*A*S*H

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be? This id difficult to answer, in part because my choice is so arbitrary. I could show off that I know who some neat historical figure is, and also know enough about themt o tailor a beer to suit this person's particular tastes, but I fear it would ultimately distract from the fact that in 1998 the Undertaker threw Mankind off Hell in a Cell and plummeted 16ft through an announcers table.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Sitting in an angry chair

Drinking game you were really bad at?
I was terrible at the game we made up where you drink everytime someone says "fuck" in Deadwood.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
Ekos

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
A tear in spacetime.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
El Sputniko, because I like my pleasure spiked with pain

What rhymes with deer?
Quetzocotl- it's not pronounced phonetically; few people know that!

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Gio "Donut" Bonilla

Distribution

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Gio "Donut" Bonilla

Distribution

Hometown?

Round Rock

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?

Help satisfy

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

Making donuts

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

Fear Factor

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

Kyle- A light fruity lager

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?

Rugby pitch with Kyle

Drinking game you were really bad at?

Quarters

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

The forklift

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?

Someone's shoe

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

Goldfist

What rhymes with deer?

Donut

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Wes Knutson

Can-tina Sous Chef

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Wes Knutson

Can-tina Sous Chef

Hometown?
Glendora, CA

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Collect Kitten Magnets

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Enjoying my lottery winnings.

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
James Beard, Candle Salad, cream ale with cherries and banana notes.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
At the track or OTB

Drinking game you were really really bad at.
Golf

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

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
A Strainer

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

What rhymes with deer?
Kittens

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Garret Graham

Packaging

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Garret Graham

Packaging

Hometown?
El Paso, TX

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Packaging all the beer.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Coaching soccer.

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Christian Bale, Christian Bale Pale Ale (ooooo that's hoppy)

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
At the disc golf course.

Drinking game you were really really bad at.
Ride the Bus

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

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
The real Das Boot!

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

What rhymes with deer?

Beer!

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Sluggo

Can-tina Chef Jr.

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Sluggo

Can-tina Chef Jr.

Hometown?

Alice, TX

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?

Sweat

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

25 to life

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

Archie Bunker's Place

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

The Hanson Brothers- Mmmmbop IPA

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?

In bed

Drinking game you were really bad at?

Edward 40 Hands

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

The food truck

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?

Trash bag

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

Lazer Salad (So I won't remember.)

What rhymes with deer?

Unclear?

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Jake Lyons

Wood Cellar Manager

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Jake Lyons

Wood Cellar Manager

Hometown?
Moved a lot but if I had to pick, I would say Middle, GA

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
A lot of beer drinking, some barrel work

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

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
The Undertaker (he lives in Austin)- Something big and smokey

Favorite place to have a beer at noon.
In bed

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

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of.
Your mom

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

What rhymes with deer?
Everclear

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Andrew Cunningham

Maintenence/The Fixer

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Andrew Cunningham

Maintenence/The Fixer

Hometown?

Bay City/Bay Town (Pick one, they both suck)

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
I fix everythang

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

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

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Mel Brooks, Space Balls Coffee Porter

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
ABW-MF

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Sheeee-it...

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
The OG brewhouse dishwasher. (That's right, I fixed that shit.)

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
A hat

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
I'm more of an orgy kind of guy so... all of them, at the same time.

What rhymes with deer?
Orange

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Matt Beneviedz

Cellar

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Matt Beneviedz

Cellar

Hometown?
Flavor Country

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Clean

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Playing Guitar Hero 2 wiht Satan

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
State of the Union

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

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
Never done it.

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Shotgun Friday

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
The cups on the canning line... everybody can relate.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
Anti-matter

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

What rhymes with deer?
FEAR

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Rob Hill

Taproom Worker (App Room Twerker?)

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Rob Hill

Taproom Worker (App Room Twerker?)

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?
Try to make beer go glass for the peoples.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Paying for beer.

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in?
Hmm... Beer... Bears... Battlestar Galactica

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be?
Tie: Nick Offerman or Dave Chappelle. Granted, if I made any beer, it would probably be... not very good. But an IPA with rosemary and pequin peppers.

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?
In ma belleh.

Drinking game you were really bad at?
Tennis.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery?
The damned exhaust port. I keep telling the owners it's a massive Achilles heel of this facility, but they keep telling me it's fine- it's hardly bigger than a womp-rat, and it's ray-shielded, so what could possibly go wrong?

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?
A sense of optimism about my drinking.

Which ABW beer would you most like to make love to?
Soul Glo. But don't tell El Sputniko, it would break her heart.

What rhymes with deer?
Pink! No, blue!

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