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dan

DAN RILEY

JOB:
President
EMAIL: driley@axlebrewing.com
 
YEARS IN THE BEER INDUSTRY?
Less than a year in beer industry and 30 years or so thinking about beer.
 
LIKES:
Great music, making people laugh, wood fires, candor, pork, magazines, Fall, cooking, long dreamy hikes & bike rides, podcasts and Jim Harrison novels.
 
DISLIKES:
Navigating  “highly-matrixed reporting structures”, corporate politics & buzzwords, bad design, a bad meal on vacation,  losing, commercial radio.
 
THE BEER THAT OPENED MY EYES?
The 180 or so imports I had the pleasure of serving in the late 80’s at the Pilsen Club in Kalamazoo, Mi & Lagunitas IPA.
adam_b

ADAM BERATTA

JOB:
Head Brewer
EMAIL: aberatta@axlebrewing.com
 
YEARS IN THE BEER INDUSTRY?
Started in November 2008 at Redwood Lodge.
 
LIKES:
Everything Outdoors, Redwings and hoppy beers.
 
DISLIKES:
Rude people and sour beer.
 
THE BEER THAT OPENED MY EYES? 
Sierra Nevada Porter.
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SCOTT WARRENS

JOB:
Brand Sales Manager
EMAIL: swarrens@axlebrewing.com
 
YEARS IN THE BEER INDUSTRY?
I cut my teeth pouring Michelob Light pints for my father from his kegerator, circa 1992.
 
LIKES:
Everything about Bill Hicks, vinyl records, BEER!, hot sauce, April, travel, Cormac McCarthy, Dock Ellis, National Parks and Forests, drums, water.
 
DISLIKES:
Sour cream, myopia, people that say “I told you so”, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy.
 
THE BEER THAT OPENED MY EYES?
Short’s Huma Lupa Licious.
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ROB HENRY

JOB:
Cellar Manager/Brewer
 
YEARS IN THE BEER INDUSTRY?
Started flipping kegs in ’08.
 
LIKES: Cuban sandwiches. Naps in hammocks. Rolling dice. BLT sandwiches. Clean well executed pilsners and funky brett farmhouse ales. Ruben sandwiches. Ryan Gosling. Kettle soured beer. Punk rock. All the sandwiches.
 
DISLIKES: People that don’t like sandwiches.
 
THE BEER THAT OPENED MY EYES? 
Belhaven Scottish Ale.
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RUSSELL KIRCHNER

JOB:
General Manager
EMAIL: russell@axlebrewing.com
 
YEARS IN THE BEER INDUSTRY?
Slanging craft beers for 11 years.
 
LIKES: Lori, Delaney, Rowan, Albert, and Hip Hop.
 
DISLIKES: Insincerity, Inconsistency, and Dress Shoes… also, fake-smiling for pictures.
 
THE BEER THAT OPENED MY EYES? 
Dragonmead – Final Absolution.
elliot

ELLIOT PATTI

JOB:
Executive Chef

YEARS IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY?
15 years aka the spoils of a youth spent growing up at a vacation destination.

LIKES:
My Family, Roald Dahl, Casement Social Club, In-N-Out, and Jamon Iberico de Bellota.

DISLIKES:
Runaround and anything pertaining to/perpetuating it.

THE BEER THAT OPENED MY EYES?
Guinness by way of Casement Social Club.

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KALYN CASWELL

JOB:
Assistant (to the) General Manager

YEARS IN THE BEER INDUSTRY?
2 years in craft beer and wine. 14 years in hospitality.

LIKES:
My family, tacos, perfectly cooked eggs, The Office, The Simpson, and collecting oddities. 

DISLIKES:
People who take 2 parking spots, dogs off leashes, and being late.

THE BEER THAT OPENED MY EYES?
Witch’s Hat – Train Hopper IPA.

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ERIC ZURAWSKI

JOB:
Designer
 
YEARS IN THE BEER INDUSTRY?
Let’s see,  i remember i had my first pitcher at age 19 at Mother’s Pizza in Canada…  In a foreign land, How romantic.

LIKES:
Kung Fu Flicks, Salman Rushdie and fishing.
 
DISLIKES:
Olives, Jimmy Fallon and Thomas Pynchon.
 
THE BEER THAT OPENED MY EYES?
Double Diamond. Me and my buds drank it like water, and then it disappeared forever. Good beer is fleeting.
adam

ADAM YARBROUGH

JOB:
Web Designer
 
YEARS IN THE BEER INDUSTRY?
2.5 years in the alcohol package design industry.
 
LIKES: Good Beer, Traveling, Bicycles, Positive People
 
DISLIKES: Shitty Beer, Complacency, Flat Tires, Negative People.
 
THE BEER THAT OPENED MY EYES? 
Yuengling. A friend brought it back to Michigan, and shared some at a party while I was in college.
jill

JILL GIACOMINO

JOB:
Social Media & Marketing Maven
 
YEARS IN THE BEER INDUSTRY?
10 years in hospitality, 1 year in the craft beer biz.
 
LIKES:
Beer Bongs, My Son, Yoga, Celebrity Gossip.
 
DISLIKES:
Country Music and Negativity.
 
THE BEER THAT OPENED MY EYES?
Spotted Cow.
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LOU RILEY

JOB:
Canning Boss
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HYPE MAN

JOB:
HYPE MAN