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Cheers to a sunny fall Tuesday! It’s time to meet our Tuesday Meet the Crew: Trevor •

1️⃣ Trevor made his start at Sun King in Oct 2011. He’s been our Head Cellerman since 2014. What does a cellerman do? They are in charge of everything after fermentation. From filtering to carbonating to packing the beer that YOU drink! 👷🏻‍♂️🍺


2️⃣ No surprise here...his favorite beer is Pachanga! You’ll catch him having one after the work day is done along side the Shifty Boys. 🍻


3️⃣ Who knew?! Trevor has been in a few touring bands over the years. The last band he was in recorded a 7-inch record with Jack White (yeah that one!) for the Blue Series on his label Third Man Records. Bonus: Trevor wrote the copy about the band that is featured in the book about the Blue Series. 🚐🎸🥁


4️⃣ His favorite thing about his job is coming up with solutions to a challenge or problem. 🙋🏻‍♂️🤔


5️⃣ If he wasn’t cellaring at Sun King, he would run his own recording studio and would record bands all the time. 🎤🎧🎼🎹 • •
#sunkingbrewery #meettheskbcrew #shiftyboys #jackwhite #blueseries #cellerman #brewerylife #cheers2tenyears
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Meet Steve F! Aka Frank.
1️⃣ Many of you may recognize Steve. He has worked at our downtown #Indy tap room for 6 years as a manager. You may also know him as our go-to hand model, photo/video shoot model, and he’s an all-around swell guy! 👍🏼🕺🏼


2️⃣ His t-shirt may be deceiving because his favorite Sun King beer is Osiris Pale Ale. Frank has been known to enjoy a “shifty” of Osiris with the Shifty Boys at the end of a long day. 🍻


3️⃣ We’ve got another artist on our hands! (Watch out @whimsicalfunk) Steve graduated from Herron School of Art and Design (Indy) 👨‍🎨


4️⃣ The thing that he enjoys the most about SK is YOU! The customers. He enjoys interacting with you and especially loves when you ask him questions during private tours of the brewery. 🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️🍺


5️⃣ If Steve wasn’t working for Sun King he’s be an artist specializing in painting or sculpting. Or he’d take a stab at riding the Tour de France. 🚴🏻‍♂️🎨🗼 #meettheskbcrew #sunkingbrewery #cheers2tenyears #shiftyboys
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Bring out the horn section! It’s time for another Meet the Crew: Chef Steven

1️⃣ Steven has been with SKB for 3.9 years. Lovingly nicknamed “The Lunch Lady” - Steven’s actual job is SK’s Culinary Director/Slushy Composer. 👨🏻‍🍳🥃🍹


2️⃣ What’s Chef Steven sipping on these days? Lemon & Lime Basil Pachanga • Granmuckle • After Party • Barrel-age Total Germination to name a few. 🍋🍻


3️⃣ Steven recently married is BFF Jenna. They are proud dog parents of Miso the Wonder Pup. You will periodically find him on @indystylewish cooking up a storm or highlighting new and fun ways to make beer cocktails. Bonus fun fact: in 2000 he was the Region 3 AACT Festival Winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Musical. 👫🐶🎭


4️⃣ Best thing about your j-o-b? “Everything! Best hours a chef could ask for, surrounded by awesome people, and working with world class beers & spirits.” 🍜🍔🍕


5️⃣ Any other job you would do? “Nothing. This is it. This is a Dream Job.” We forced him to pick something so...he was voted Most Likely to Have His Own Talk Show - he might take a stab at that. 🥰👨🏻‍🎤


#meettheskbcrew #sunkingbrewery #🌞👑🍺 @4birdsbakery @heirloomacres #lunchlady #cook #chef #cookingwithsunking
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The sun is shining and another beautiful summer like fall day!
Let’s kick back and take a minute to meet another SKB Crew: Chuck

1️⃣ Chuck is a man about town! He joined our sales team just about 2 years ago. He’s currently slinging beer fo Sun King in the downtown #indy metro as well as other counties south of the city. ✌🏽🍺

2️⃣ His favorite Sun King beer is Old Fashioned Extraction and Pachanga. 🍻

3️⃣ Chuck is no stranger to the beer business. He’s been in the industry for 16 years! He’s a huge live music fan and sports nut. He’s also a thyroid cancer survivor. Congrats on 12 years of remission! 🎼🎸🏈🏎

4️⃣ His favorite thing about his job is his co-workers. “Everyone from our tap rooms to our production crew. These people are what makes Sun King great.” 👯‍♂️👯‍♀️

5️⃣ If Chuck wasn’t at SKB he’d be the grounds keeper for Rick Rubin’s Studio Shangri-La in Cali. Or maybe you’d find him working as an extra on the series Vikings. 🏹🎭🏝
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#meettheskbcrew #sunkingbrewery #cheers2tenyears #🌞👑🍺 #Vikings
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Ladies and Dudes! It’s time to meet our beloved HR Director, Emily. •
1️⃣ Emily recently celebrated her 1 year anniversary with Sun King. On the daily, she helps the SKB Crew with the trails and tribulations that are brewery/distillery life. 👩🏻‍🔧👨🏼‍🔧👩🏼‍🔬👨🏻‍🔬

2️⃣ Her daily go to beer is Pachanga and she absolutely loves Keller Haze and Velour Soccer Mom. 🍻🌺

3️⃣ Jerry! Jerry! In 2006, Emily was one of the fine people on the “free tickets” commercial for Jerry Springer. She also spent a summer living on the edge of an active volcano in Hawaii. It was a caldera -so don’t worry ma, she was safe. 🌋🏝🤙🏽 4️⃣ By golly - her favorite thing about Sun King is “My coworkers! This is an incredible group of people, who work super hard and also enjoy spending time together after work.” 🕺🏼💃🏻

5️⃣ If she wasn’t solving life’s daily problems in the HR world, Emily with be a popsicle stick joke writer. Here’s one for $hits and giggles: What do you call fake potatoes? ... Imitaters... 🥔🥔

#sunkingbrewing #meettheskbcrew #hr #popsiclejokes #jerryspringer #veloursoccermom #wheresmarty #bunnyears
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Better late than never! It’s Meet the SKB Crew Tuesday - Meet Nick •

1️⃣ Nick has been with Sun King for 4 years. You have probably met Nick at our downtown Indy location as our Asst. Manager. Nick will soon be transitioning in the SK fam to our NEW Broad Ripple Tap Room in a similar role. 🍻🍽

2️⃣ Favorite everyday beer = Osiris. Favorite speciality beer = Whip Fight (which is like Kentucky Pie in a can) 🍺🍫🥧

3️⃣ Nick is a newly wed! He just got married this summer and for his honeymoon traveled to other independent craft breweries. He’s also a sports nut - cheering for our local pro and college sportsball teams. 🏈🏀

4️⃣ Best thing about his job - his co-workers and the atmosphere. “It feels like a big happy family that all share a love of delicious beer.” 👫👬👭👫

5️⃣ If he wasn’t at Sun King he’d try his luck on the PGA tour. Once that would fizzle, he would settle being the GM of a professional sports team. 🏌🏾‍♂️⛹🏼‍♂️🏉⚾️ #meettheskbcrew
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It wouldn’t be Tuesday without our latest Meet the SKB Crew: Tyler D

1️⃣ Tyler’s been with SKB for nearly 6 years. He started out as a keg washer and recently moved into the centrifuge operator. What’s that you say, well the centrifuge spins beer! ☝🏻🖐🏼🍺


2️⃣ You can find Tyler sipping on a Pachanga or Osiris along with the other #shiftyboys after the work day is done.🍻


3️⃣ Tyler is an avid concert goer! He’s probably seen more live music than you, including a lot of @widespreadpanichq. He also has a son named Osiris. 🎧🎸👦🏻


4️⃣ Tyler enjoys working for an #independentbrewery and he looks forward going into work each and everyday. 🌞👑🍺


5️⃣ If he wasn’t working for SKB, you’d find him touring with @phish or #panic. 🚙🛸⛺️ #meettheskbcrew #sunkingbrewery #forcraig #osiris #paleale #wheresmarty #cheers2tenyears
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Drum roll please.... Time to meet Steve! •

1️⃣ You can find Steve at our @sunkingspirits #Carmel location where he has been our GM since August 2018. He started with SK at our #Fishers Tap Room in June of 18. 🥃🍹🍸


2️⃣ Steve’s fav beers from SKB are Cherry Busey for the win and a close second with Sympathy for the Devil. 🍒🍺👹🍺


3️⃣ Nicknamed “W” by his Sun King family, Steve has a wicked sense of humor and an arsenal of impersonations up his sleeve. Next time you see W, make sure you grill him with movie/music trivia and some of that sarcastic wit and humor will shine! 🤪😂


4️⃣ Best thing about his job? The management and staff that he works with on a daily basis. They make SKS the place that it is. 👯‍♂️👯‍♀️


5️⃣ If he wasn’t GM at SKS, then he would probably run for office. “Sell these kidneys and build a political campaign war chest. #W4theW2020” 👨🏻✌🏽0️⃣✌🏽0️⃣
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#meettheskbcrew #sunkingbrewery #cheers2tenyears #🌞👑🍺 #W #cherrybusey
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Time to meet another Sun King Crew member: Samantha
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1️⃣ Samantha was once a Sun King intern! She’s been with our Community Development team, working closely with non-profit organizations, for just over a year. 🌿🤸‍♀️🎭🎨🎼
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2️⃣ ‘Tis the season for her favorite beer - Velour Soccer Mom! 🌺🍺⚽️
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3️⃣ Samantha loves to travel. She’s checked off 4 out of the 7 continents including a 4 month adventure to South Africa. 🗺✈️
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4️⃣ Best thing about her job - working in an environment that encourages community involvement and creativity in the work you’re doing. It’s not all just shift beers and jeans on Friday! 🍻👖
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5️⃣ If Samantha was not working with SKB’s community partners, then she would own a white water rafting business in the mountains! ⛰🛶⛰
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#sunkingbrewery #meettheskbcrew #cheers2tenyears #craftthatcares #wheresmarty
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Meet Bradford!
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1️⃣ Bradford has been with Sun King for just over 5 years. He’s job title is “Warehouse Dude”. His day by day is moving things around the brewery and loading/unloading distribution trucks. 🖐🏼🚛
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2️⃣ Bradford’s go to beer is Sunlight or Pachanga. His favorite SK beer is Cherry Busey. 🍺☀️🍒
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3️⃣ Bradford is a 2 time testicular cancer survivor. His 1st diagnosis was in 2004. He married his wife in June 2005 and had his first of many surgeries in October of the same year. He was cancer free for 4 1/2 years and he and his wife were blessed with a daughter in 2009. October 2009 the cancer came back more aggressively. After 2 more surgeries, Bradford has been cancer free for nearly 9 years. 💛💛💛
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4️⃣ Best thing about his job - he’s always thinking on his toes! He gets to work with a lot of different departments and delivers to all of the SK locations. 🚚🍻
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5️⃣ If Bradford wasn’t with SK, he would be coaching youth basketball. Making an impact on kids lives thru basketball. ⛹🏻‍♀️🏀⛹🏾‍♂️ #sunkingbrewery #meettheskbcrew #pachanga #wheresmarty #cancerfree #basketball #cheers2tenyears
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Something to look forward to each week, meeting another of our SKB Crew. For your pleasure - Time to meet Mike!
1️⃣ Mike has been with Sun King for 6.5! Prior to SKB, Mike was a computer programmer. Wanting to leave that world behind, he started at SK as a keg monkey aka keg washer. He eventually upgraded to his dream job as our Art/Creative Director. 👨🏻‍💻💻🖍
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2️⃣ Mike’s absolute favorite beer is Sympathy for the Devil or 666. Fun Fact: Mike designed the 666 can label! 🍻
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3️⃣ Do you remember the Hoosier Beer Geeks? Mike and a gaggle of friends started up HBG in 2006. You can also see Mike racing around on a minibike at a once a month racing league @dukes_indy. 🍺🏍
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4️⃣ Best thing about his job - the people he works with. “Everyone here works their ass off because we believe in what we’re doing.” 👯‍♂️👯‍♀️
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5️⃣ If Mike wasn’t working at Sun King then he would pursue a career as Motivational Speaker in Japan. 🦸🏻‍♂️🇯🇵 #sunkingbrewery #meettheskbcrew #teamwork #minibikes #sympathyforthedevil #🌞👑🍺 #lonesomedove #forcraig
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Is it Tuesday already? Time to meet another of our loyal crew members, Terence aka T!
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1️⃣ Terence has been with Sun King for 7 years. He oversees every aspect of our production canning. So if you are sipping on a can of SKB right now, T had his hands in making sure it was a perfect can just for you!🖐🏼+✌🏽🍻
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2️⃣ T ❤️’s our hoppier variety of beers. His favorites include GFJ, El Gallo Negro, Bitchin Camaro and everything you see come from our Sun King King’s Reserve lineup. 🍺
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3️⃣ In 2006 he was nominated as the Time Magazine person of the year. He’s an avid mountain biker. Has been married for 13 years and he’s a dad of two daughters. 👨🏼🚵🏼‍♂️👨‍👩‍👧‍👧
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4️⃣ What is the best thing about his job - The sense of family and how intertwined his job has made him feel about his city. 🌇
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5️⃣ If T wasn’t a Canbassador then he would be the guy at the bottom of the water slide giving the thumbs up to Casey so that he can nod at the next kid to go down. 💦👙
#sunkingbrewery #meettheskbcrew #cheers2tenyears #crispyshoes #forcraig #gfj #hophead #loveindy #crispybois #clouds
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Time to meet our latest crew member- Errol! . . .
1️⃣ Errol has been with SKB since April 2012! He’s a part of our logistics and draft technicians team. He helps make sure that your pint of beer from any tap that serves Sun King in the greater Indy area tastes delicious. 🍺
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2️⃣ Osiris has been Errol’s go to beer from the beginning but you will often times see him sipping on Pachanga during hot summer nights. Other favs include Fistful or Hops Orange, Dominator Dopplebock & Zaius. 🍻
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3️⃣ Prior to SKB - Errol co-owned a screen printing business for 11 years. Since 1995-2015 he played guitar in punk/hardcore/metal bands. He toured the country and released a couple of records on some indie labels. He also opened for Motörhead and The Misfits. 🤘🏼🎸🎨
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4️⃣ Best thing about his job? Chris Hansen. Well, other than Chris, he really likes seeing people enjoy our product and knowing that he’s got a hand in all of it. 👈🏽👍🏼🙌
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5️⃣ What would Errol do if he wasn’t at SKB? “Well, I really don’t know. I remember seeing beer delivery guys years ago going into bars with kegs and thinking - that must be the worst job ever! Then I ended up doing it and really liking it. I took a gamble coming into the beer business not knowing anything about it, now 7 years later - I don’t see myself not being involved in it.” 🥰🍻 . . .
#sunkingbrewery #meettheskbcrew #wheresmarty #shiftyboys #forcraig #🌞👑🍺 #cheers2tenyears
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Time to meet today’s Sun King Crew: David S!
1️⃣ David has been the Bar Manager at @sunkingspirits since December 2018. 🍹🍸
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2️⃣ His go-to Sun King beer is Pachanga but Cherry Busey is the one that he most looks forward to each release. 🍺🍒
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3️⃣ While an under grad at Marian University, David spent 6 weeks studying abroad in England, Scotland and France. “Best 6 weeks ever and desperate to go back!”✈️🗺
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4️⃣ His favorite thing about his job is working with a great team to bring unique and new offerings to an already established brand. The challenge of bringing new ideas and concepts to the table while making sure we stay true to the fantastic selection of craft beer this company has to offer is an incredibly fun opportunity. 🥃🍻
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5️⃣ If he wasn’t in the restaurant biz, he would be a sports journalist. Analyzing and discussing sports has been a long time passion. 🏟🏀🏈⚽️ #sunkingbrewery #meettheskbcrew #cheers2tenyears #forcraig #sunkingspirits
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Time for our weekly Tuesday Meet the Crew!
Meet Cory:
1️⃣ Cory has been our Community Development Manager for the last two years. However he’s been with Sun King for five years total. He was once a part of our logistics crew. 🖐🏼💪🏻🚚
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2️⃣ His favorite shifty beer is Osiris Pale Ale and his favorite limited release is Cherry Busey. (Available NOW) 🍻🍒
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3️⃣ While Cory was in his youth he worked with the Indiana State Excise to combat alcohol sales to minors. We’ve heard the stories and they are true! 🚨
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4️⃣ The best thing about his job is working for a company that puts an emphasis on giving back to the community that we work, live and play in. 🧳🏠🎭
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5️⃣ If he was not working on our Community Development team, he would be working in law enforcement in some capacity. 🚓

#meettheskbcrew #sunkingbrewery #cheers2tenyears #shiftyboys #giveback #forcraig
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Do you look forward to Tuesday’s Meet the Crew as much as we do? We would like you to meet Troy!
1️⃣ Troy is Sun King’s Director of Retail Operations and oversees all of our current tap room locations. We’ve been fortunate to have Troy as a part of our team for 1.5 years. 🍺🥃🍷🍹
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2️⃣ What’s your favorite SK beer? Drinking all day = Osiris. Drinking half day = #GFJ. Drinking for an hour = Timmie! 🍻
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3️⃣ He’s the bartender that married the waitress - they knew it was meant to be when she found out he was on the Bozo Show and played the Grand Prize Game and he found out that she was on The Price Is Right and won the Showcase Showdown. They have 2 boys and slew of pets. Troy is a sports ball fan. You will find him cheering on the #Cubs and the #Hoosiers. 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦⚾️🏀
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4️⃣ Best thing about SK? The trust that everyone has in each other to get the job(s) done. This promotes a stress-free and flexible work environment. Oh and there’s beer perks. 🌞👑
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5️⃣ If he wasn’t busy with daily ends and outs of retail life at Sun King, you would find Troy as an owner/operator of a kids summer camp. On the off-season, he would spend time traveling in a RV or by motorcycle. 🏍🛶⛺️ #meettheskbcrew #sunkingbrewery #cheers2tenyears #🌞👑🍺
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It’s Meet the Crew Tuesday!
Time to meet Nathan or Shorty Long Pants as the SK family affectionately calls him. .
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1️⃣ Nathan is coming up on his 5th anniversary at Sun King in August. He originally started as Sales Support and then moved to Distributor Sales Manager in Chicagoland before his recent move to Miami. 🖐🏼 🌴
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2️⃣ His all time favorite Sun King beer is Cherry Busey. Which available NOW in 2-packs. 🍒🍺
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3️⃣ Nathan is a huge live music fan, especially the Dead and related groups. He’s also a diehard #Hoosier basketball fan. And if he’s in #indy he’s more than likely hanging out with Hoodie, who you met last week, on his porch somewhere enjoying all the Pachanga! ✌🏽🏀
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4️⃣ Best part of his job -talking to people about how awesome the Sun King community is and about how many great people work together to make a world class product. 🍻
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5️⃣ If he wasn’t working for Sun King slinging beer for a living then Nathan would be a pro race car driver or brain surgeon. 🏎👨🏼‍⚕️
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#sunkingbrewery #meettheskbcrew #cheers2tenyears #🌞👑🍺 #cherrybusey #wheresmarty #miamibeach #chicago
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Meet Andrew aka Hoodie to many of us in the craft beer industry! .
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1️⃣ Andrew just celebrated his 5th anniversary with Sun King! He is our Barrel Aging Manager (wood handler) - creating barrel-aged beers and sour ales. 🖐🏽 🍑🍋🍎🍺
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2️⃣ Go-to beer is our easy drinking Pachanga Mexican-style Lager. But his favorite is 3-time #GABF medal winner, Cherry Busey - which comes out this Saturday, June 22nd. 🍒🍻
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3️⃣ Andrew worked at a few other breweries before making his way to the Midwest from Orinda, CA. When he’s not acting like a mad scientist with our barrel program, you can find him cooking outdoors in his outdoor pizza oven or making his own hot sauces with peppers he grows. 🍕🌶
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4️⃣ Best thing about his job - playing around with fun ingredients that you would never think that would go well in beer. And being able to take a well made beer and making into something super radical. 💥
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5️⃣ If Andrew wasn’t a Brewer then you would see him doing flips and tricks as a Monster Truck driver. 👨🏻‍🔬🚛
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#sunkingbrewery #meettheskbcrew #cheers2tenyears #🌞👑🍺 #cherrybusey #monstertrucks
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We love Tuesdays! That means we get to introduce another member of our crew.
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Meet Kelly!
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1️⃣ Kelly is currently an assistant brewer. She’s been a part of the Sun King family for 2 years and some change. ✌🏼🍻
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2️⃣ Kelly’s favorite beer is Pachanga. “It’s hard work to mill it in, but oh so worth it in the end.” Girl, we agree with ya! 🍺
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3️⃣ Kelly’s older sister named her after Saved by the Bell’s Kelly Kapowski! She recently got engaged to a very lovely lady. You can find the two of them enjoying sunshine and camping! ⏰👭☀️
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4️⃣ Best thing about her job - the community of people she works with. We all have each other’s backs. It’s refreshing to rely on co-workers for work stuff as well as a good laugh. 😂
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5️⃣ If Kelly wasn’t working in craft beer, she’d be working in something forestry related or the National Parks. Her favorite tree is the Ponderosa Pine. 🌲

#meettheskbcrew #cheers2tenyears #🌞👑🍺 #sunkingbrewery #savedbythebell #kellykapowski #wheresmarty #nationalparks
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Meet Ben S! . . .
1️⃣ Ben heads our Community Development Team - this 3 person team works with 500+ local non-profits and community organizations. Ben has been our CD Director for just over 2 years. 🎭🎨🎹
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2️⃣ Ben’s all-time favorite beer is Osiris. Summer Go-to is Pachanga. 🍻
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3️⃣ When not working with folks in our community, you will find Ben and his wife spending time with their 6-year-old son. You can also find this duo co-chairing the annual Tonic Ball concert benefitting @secondhelpingsindy! 👪 🎸🥁
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4️⃣ Best thing about his job - seeing the real, tangible difference that we make in our community. In 2018 Sun King’s charitable giving was nearly $1.2 million dollar impact on the community. Collectively we volunteered over 1200 hours out in our community. ❤️
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5️⃣ If Ben was leading the charge with our CD team he would be listening to records in a house on Lake Michigan. 🎧
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#meettheskbcrew #cheers2tenyears #sunkingbrewery #🌞👑🍺 #loveindy #giveback #craftthatcares
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