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?

Amarillo

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?

Brew?

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

Playing with a pile of puppies

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

Saturday Night Live

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

Bernie Sanders

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?

Mel's mom's lake house

Drinking game you were really bad at?

All of them

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

Benevidez

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?

Pool noodle

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

Pasteur

What rhymes with deer?

Mel is cool

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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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Fletch Fletcherson

Sales


Brian Wessels

Taproom Manager


Clinton Mack

Cellar Manager


Dave Wainright

Sales


Tyler Hood

Packaging


Efrem Frias

CE Whoa of Packaging

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Efrem Frias

CE Whoa of Packaging

Hometown?

P. Tweezy

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?

Show up. Chill out.

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

Dead or in jail

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

The First 48

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

Ron Livingston, it would be a cold IPA with a clever name

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?

The canning line

Drinking game you were really bad at?

Life

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

Jimmy

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?

I've pretty much kept it to glassware

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

Any beer willing to make love to me

What rhymes with deer?

Oh no, my career!

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Garrett Graham

Packaging


Sluggo

Taproom


Enma Lopez

Can-tina


Sammy Weeks

Can-tina


Connor Harris

Cellar Rat

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Connor Harris

Cellar Rat

Hometown? Cedar City, UT

What do you do at Austin Beerworks? Hijack conversations and steer them toward talking about reptiles.

If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing? Why? What have people been saying?

What TV show would you like to see ABW make a cameo in? Did you know that King Cobras are actually their own genus and technically not a true cobra?

If you could brew a beer for a famous person, who would it be and what would the beer be? Paul Bufano from the Colgate Comedy Hour

Favorite place to have a beer at noon? I am partial to a breakfast in bed.

Drinking game you were really bad at? Drinking is not really a game to me.

What is your least favorite piece of equipment at the brewery? The specs on the inline on the rotary gerter have been off for a while.

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of? Keystone Light can

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

What rhymes with deer? Dear

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Ben Davis

Kitchen Mage

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Ben Davis

Kitchen Mage

Hometown?

Everywhere

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?

Kitchen

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

Running a bed and breakfast

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

Top Chef

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

Paul Bunyan, a logger

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?

In bed

Drinking game you were really bad at?

Slip n Slide beer pong (cracked a rib)

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

TBD

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?

Coffee Mug

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

Bloodwork

What rhymes with deer?

Dustere

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Roger Corrales

Beer Slanger

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Roger Corrales

Beer Slanger

Hometown?

The Boroughs

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?

Pump the jams

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

Leading a cat army

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?

The Diplomats, Fire Eagle

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?

Some dusty pool hall

Drinking game you were really bad at?

Slip cup

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

We don't love the hose

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?

Camel back

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

Raspberry Lemon Einhorn

What rhymes with deer?

Fizzy yellow drink

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Charles Reeg

Mr. Move Your Beer

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Charles Reeg

Mr. Move Your Beer

Hometown?

Merritt Island, Florida

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?

Cellarman

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

Living in a cave in Colorado

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

I Think You Should Leave

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

Ryan Reynolds, beer: The crispiest of boys

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?

A place with a view

Drinking game you were really bad at?

Beer Pong

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

Everything equally

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?

Bowling ball

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

Flavor Country (oh, it would be NASTY, like I'd need a shower after)

What rhymes with deer?

Alger

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Nick "Big Nick Energy" Thomas

Line Cook

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Nick "Big Nick Energy" Thomas

Line Cook

Hometown?

El Paso

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?

Cook stuff

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

Theatre/Stand-up Comedy

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

That Guy Fieri Show

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

Jack Black, Stout

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?

My Patio

Drinking game you were really bad at?

All of them

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

Ice Machine

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?

Prosthetic leg

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

Fire Eagle, for revenge

What rhymes with deer?

Cheers

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Frazier

A Boy's Life (AKA Distro)

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Frazier

A Boy's Life (AKA Distro)

Hometown?

I'd love one, thank you.

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?

Schlep

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

Being Sad

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

Law & Order (OG)

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

Christopher Walken

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?

My House

Drinking game you were really bad at?

Truth or Dare

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

Zahm and/or Box erector

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?

Texas Select Can

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

When I write the recipe, I'll let you know.

What rhymes with deer?

Film director Peter Wier

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Luis Miguel Saenz

Bartender

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Luis Miguel Saenz

Bartender

Hometown?

Brownsville, TX

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?

Serve Beer, move kegs

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

Playing shows, touring the world

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

Seinfeld

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

Arnold Schwarzenegger/ Barrel Aged Stout

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?

Anywhere with water to swim

Drinking game you were really bad at?

Flip cup

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

Mop

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?

Shoe

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

Sputnik

What rhymes with deer? S

Beer

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Nas-T Nate (ya dig?)

Cook master flex

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Nas-T Nate (ya dig?)

Cook master flex

Hometown?

Where the heart is.

What do you do at Austin Beerworks?

Cooking and cooking and cooking...

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

Training on a mountain top

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

A sitcom

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

A lovely stout for Michael Caine

Favorite place to have a beer at noon?

Renfaire

Drinking game you were really bad at?

I drink professionally, not for sport

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

The ticket printer

Strangest thing you’ve drank beer out of?

Never anything strange but always mead from a horn

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

Sputnik!

What rhymes with deer?

BEER!

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