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Owner/Operator of The NABCs/Sister of Kate
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Owner/Operator of The NABCs/Sister of Amy
Ben Minton was once given the key to the city of New Albany by then Mayor Doug England … for reasons he can’t quite recall.
He thinks he might even know where it is … probably in a drawer at his parents’ house. He should look for that sometime.
A faithful employee since 2004.
Doer of science.
Maker of beers.
Graphic Illustrator … Designer … Intergalactic Man of Action
Born during a volcanic eruption, Anthony Beard is a mountain of a man at 5 foot 8 inches and weighs in at a mind-numbing 160+ pounds. He began his artistic career by never taking an art class in high school or college, and it shows.
After graduating from college and saddling his parents with debt, Anthony hit the ground running by getting fired every three months from each job he managed to land. After three years of historic job hemorrhages (including, but not limited to: Mail Clerk, Graphic Designer, Unemployment Beneficiary, Web Designer & Substitute Teacher), he was nuzzled into the warm inviting bosom of the New Albanian Brewing Company as a pizza mechanic.
After a four-year stint in pizza repair, Anthony was promoted to deck-hand/cellerman. He then moved to New Zealand for six months on a diplomatic mission. After deeply offending the Maori people he was asked to crawl back to the United States as punishment. Upon his return, The NABC awarded him with the title of drawer/graphic illustrator, and he clutches it in his horrid talons to this very day.
If Anthony hadn’t made it at the New Albanian Brewing Company, he probably would have made a career out of disappointing his parents, which he still does from time to time as side work.
Anthony’s main artistic influences include beer, whiskey, and whiskey. One piece of advice he would like to give all aspiring beer label designers is that there are some pretty good tutorial videos on Youtube, especially on how the pen tool works in Adobe Illustrator. In his spare time he punches destiny in the ear hole. He also won forty bucks in a poker game last week, which is pretty awesome. His favorite food is peanut butter, but not the crunchy kind. His tears taste of regret, failure, and salt. Please do not try to contact him, ever. The doctors don’t know what it is yet, but it’s probably not good, and it might be contagious.
Billie makes sure the pizzas keep baking, as well as 1,001 other things that need to get done on a daily basis.
Beer Manager/ Partial Cellarman
Eric started working at NABC in 2007. He was hired to fill a dishwashing spot for Gravity Head. After 3+ years working in other people’s filth, he took over the beer manager job along with Ben Minton in 2010.
Early in 2011 NABC started bottling, and while Eric wasn’t there for the archaic three-headed monster beginnings, he started helping out once the Meheen Merlin filler came on line. Ben moved up to the position of R & D Brewer, which meant more work for Eric on the beer manager end, in addition to duties as cellarman. In his own words:
“All in all, what I really do for NABC is just fill in when needed. That can mean running a bottling line, cleaning a mash tun, and putting some beer on tap all in the same day. Trust me on this, though: Working in a brewery, or for a brewery, is probably the best job one could hope for. I’m at the Pizzeria & Public House practically every day, so don’t be shy — I’m always looking for a good excuse to raise a pint or two.”
Pub Manager, Lead Server, and Husband of Kate
Jeff makes sure the food and drink make it to you.