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Meet the Crew Tuesday! Meet Michael. • • •
1️⃣ Michael has been with Sun King for just a little over 2.5 years. He was once on our canning line making sure you had delicious cans of beer. You can now find him in our Downtown Indy tap room pouring delicious pints as our Assistant Tap Room Manager. 👋🏼🍻🕶
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2️⃣ His favorite Sun King beer is When the Lights Go Out Porter. If he’s really getting fancy he’ll grab a Chocolate Cherry Wee Muckle or Cream Dream. 🍺🍒🍫
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3️⃣ Michael and one of friends make up the comedy rap group called Single Double! “I really love music because it is a great way to express myself and my creativity.” Bonus fun fact: he is a huge sports fan, both watching and playing. You can find him at all of the home NFL games in Indy! ⛹🏻🎤🏈
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4️⃣ Best thing about his job - the friendships he’s made along the way. He’s worked within a few different departments at SKB and has been fortunate to create lasting genuine friendships. “The people really are what set Sun King apart.” 🤟🏼👯‍♂️👯‍♀️
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5️⃣ If he was not at SKB, he would get into fitness/personal training. If not that, then he would try to figure out how to how to 6’10” so he could play in the NBA. 💪🏼🏀
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#meettheskbcrew #sunkingbrewery #sportsball #weemuckle #cherrymac #sportsnut #baller #comedyrap #singledouble
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Better late than never! Time to meet our 2nd crew member of the year: Dave H
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1️⃣ Dave is the GM for our Sun King Broad Ripple location. He helped open up the spot this past fall. 🍻🍹🥃
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2️⃣ His current beer favorite is Probably An IPA. But he’s always down for our Oktoberfest. (Drink in hand is our Rocket Margarita!)🍺🧉
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3️⃣ Dave have been married to his wife Cathleen for 10 years and has 3 kiddos: Ellie • Rachel • Graham. He’s also an avid snowboarder! Being in the snow and outdoors is his happy place. 🧍🏻‍♀️🧍🏻‍♀️🧍🏻❄️
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4️⃣ What is the best thing about your job? “The people I get to work with daily. SK has a special culture that makes you feel like family from the beginning.”👯‍♀️👯👯‍♂️
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5️⃣ If Fave wasn’t working for Sun King he’d be outdoors of course! As a backpacking, rafting & rock climbing educator. ⛰🏕🎒🛶
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#meettheskbcrew #sunkingbrewery #broadripple #bripple #snowboarding #ipa #oktoberfest #outdoorsman
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First Meet the SKB Crew of 2020: Joe B. • • •
1️⃣ Joe has been with SKB for 3+ years as our VP Sales. 🍻 • • •
2️⃣ His favorite Sun King Beers: Patio Smasher (We've got a few cans left! Get it before it's GONE!), GFJ (see ya in the summer #GFJ) and Pachanga when he's in Florida. 🍑 🍺 • • •
3️⃣ Joe has been married to my best friend Debi for 27+ years (She has always been his biggest supporter). He's US Army veteran and was stationed in West Germany. Joe has a long history in the world of Craft BEER! He was the original Sales and Operations Mgr for Upland Brewing. Director Craft and Specialty Brands at JJ Taylor Distributing in Tampa. He was then the National Sales Mgr for Cigar City Brewing. "Sun King Brewery is my last stop." 👫 🤝 💰 🍺 • • •
4️⃣ What's the best thing about your job, Joe? "Our company is great for empowering its employees to succeed, we are given the tools we need, and not micro managed." 😎 • • •
5️⃣ If Joe was not working for Sun King, he would utilize his green thumb and work in a plant nursery. 🌱 🌿 🌻 🌷 • • •
#meettheskbcrew #sunkingbrewery #usarmy #usvet #thankyouforyourservice #independentcraft #beerfriendshighfive #plants #patiosmasher #sourale #wildale #wheresmarty #pachanga
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Last Meet The Crew of 2019...Meet Tyler F!

1️⃣ Tyler is our Sales Representative for the Broad Ripple Area (#Indy) and he also dubs as our Distributor Manager for our Ohio distributors. He started at SKB in July 2015 helping to open the 96th Fishers Tap Room and then joined the sales team about a year later. 🍺 • • •
2️⃣ Pachanga is his favorite Sun King Beer and Hot Rod Lincoln is his favorite Sun King King's Reserve Beer. Tyler is in luck because it's coming back to our Sun King King's Reserve lineup in February 2020! 🚘 🍻 🚗 • • •
3️⃣ Tyler is an avid film and music fan. He also writes music, primarily playing guitar and keyboards. 🎬🎵 🎹 🎶 • • •
4️⃣ What does he love about SK? "How automatic the sense of community is amongst everyone that works here. I continue to feel close to those I work with, even though my position isn’t conducive to seeing everyone day in and day out." 👭 👬 • • •
5️⃣ If Tyler weren't slinging beer on the daily, he'd be an Architect or a Marine Biologist. 📐 📏🐬 🐟
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#meettheskbcrew #sunkingbrewery #cheers2tenyears
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Meet Alex Sun King's Multimedia Production Specialist
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1️⃣ Alex creates photo and video based content that highlight Sun King's products, locations, events, etc. Essentially he spend his days coming up with fun/new ways to spread the word about Sun King and make the beer/cocktails look pretty. If you are following us, chances are you've seen Alex's work! 🎥📸🤳🏼
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2️⃣ His favorite beer is Pachanga with a lime but since it's the holiday season, you'll find him gravitating to something like Caramel Apple Tripel. 🍎🍺🍏
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3️⃣ Hoosier born and raised, despite his signature hair and the trendy dress, he is not a rock band, nor does he know how to play any musical instruments. However, he can karaoke a mean "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash! 🧖🏻‍♂️🕶🎸
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4️⃣ What's his favorite thing about working for Sun King? "The people, the creative freedom and the beer." 👫🎨🍻
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5️⃣ If Alex's wasn't being creative behind the camera, he would love to work with his hands in a greenhouse or a maintaining a garden. Or maybe a trail guide for a national or state park. 🌱🌿🏕
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#meettheskbcrew #sunkingbrewery #mixedmediaspecialist #pachanga #wheresmarty #caramelapple #hoosier
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It’s Tuesday and you know what that means! Time to meet another SK Crew. Today’s crew is Jenny!
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1️⃣ Jenny is our Booze Laws Extraordinaire! She has been with Sun King since Oct 1, 2018. “But feels like I’ve been a part of the family for longer.” 🍺🥃
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2️⃣ Osiris is Jenny’s go-to beer but this time of year she enjoys Electric Reindeer because she loves Christmas. 🦌🎄
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3️⃣ She has been married for 18 years and has 3 amazing kiddos, Ben, Sam & Violet. She also has 3 adorable pugs, Penelope, Bodhi & Ash. As a fam, they love traveling, especially to see that famous Mouse. 👦🏻👦🏻👧🏻🐶🐶🐶
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4️⃣ The best thing about her job is the people she gets to work with. She also likes being a part of such a community driven business and helping the business content to grow. 🍻
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5️⃣ If she wasn’t at SKB, she would be the host of Survivor! Or co-cost if Jeff Probst has to stick around. 🏝🎤👩🏻‍🎤
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#sunkingbrewery #meettheskbcrew #survivor #pugs #disney
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Meet Kevin! (Must be said in Home Alone mom voice) • • •
1️⃣ Kevin is Sun King’s Quality Manager/Chief Science Officer/Beer Nerd (competing for the longest title at SKB!). He’s been managing our QA/QC lab for 5.5 years. 👨🏼‍🔬🧪🦠
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2️⃣ His favorite core beer is Osiris however he misses our Bitter Druid dearly. He’s also a big fan of Oktoberfest and Whip Fight. 🍻🍫🥧
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3️⃣ In his free time, Kevin is an avid homebrewer. “I am pretty sure the only reason why my wife agreed to marry me was because of the never-ending supply of beer on tap at our house.” Bonus fun fact: Kevin’s 6 month old daughter has participated in 4 brew days...(No beer was consumed by baby. She has to wait until she’s 21!) 🏡🍺
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4️⃣ What is Kevin’s favorite thing about Sun King? Two words: Chef Steven 👨🏻‍🍳❤️🍜
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5️⃣ If Kevin wasn’t a professional beer scientist, then he’d probably be a professional whiskey scientist. 👨🏼‍🔬🥃
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#sunkingbrewery #meettheskbcrew #cheers2tenyears #beerscientist #osiris #homebrewer
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It’s Tuesday! Time to meet another crew member: Erin • • •
1️⃣ Erin just celebrated her 4th anniversary at Sun King as our event director. She handles all of our downtown Indy and Broad Ripple rentals, SK signature events and programs our in-house events at all locations. 👩🏼‍🦰 🎉🔮
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2️⃣ Her favorite Sun King beer is Cherry Busey or any of our sours. Current fav = our boozy slushies, like seasonal pumpkin slushy. AND she cannot wait until @sunkingspirits releases more whiskey! 🍒🍺🥃
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3️⃣ Life often keeps her busy as the co-chair for @indyirishfest. She’s been volunteering for the fest for a decade. She also has a love for lipsticks and earrings. “I own a million of both”. Bonus fact - Erin has a twin sister! ☘️💄👯‍♀️
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4️⃣ Not to sound like a broken record but... “my co-workers. Best humans and I love them dearly.” 👭👫👬
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5️⃣ What else would she do if she didn’t work at Sun King? “I can’t imagine doing anything else... There’s something so satisfying about seeing a successful event come to fruition.” ‼️💚🎊
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#sunkingbrewery #meettheskbcrew #eventplanner #indyirishfest #volunteering #cherrybusey
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Just in the nick of time! There’s still a little Tuesday left in the day for you to meet our next Sun King Crew, Andrew aka Porter!
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1️⃣ Andrew started out on our logistics crew in 2014 before making his way over to being a brewery sales representative in 2017. Math tells us that he’s been with SKB for 5 years! 🍻🖐🏼
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2️⃣ Osiris is favorite beer but on a cold night you’ll find him sipping on Caramel Apple Tripel. 🍎🍺🍏
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3️⃣ “I’m not superstitious, but I’m a little stitious” - Michael Scott. The Office is his his favorite show and this is his favorite quote! 💼💻📄
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4️⃣ His favorite thing about his job is the amount of great people he interacts with, both at Sun King and from other companies. “The people are almost as awesome as the beer.” Cheers to that! 🆒💯🍻
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5️⃣ If he wasn’t working for SKB, you’d find Porter in land management at a state park somewhere in southern Indiana. 🦊🌳🍄🍁
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#meettheskbcrew #sunkingbrewery #cheers2tenyears #theoffice #caramelapple #barrelagedbeer #statepark
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Wacky Wednesday since Tuesday flew by! Let’s meet another SKB Crew member, shall we? Meet Sam D

1️⃣ Sam has been with Sun King for just over 2 years. He recently made the move from our canning line to production brewing! 👨🏻‍🔧🍺
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2️⃣ His favorite beer ever is Cowbell (we know, we know - we need to bring it back because who doesn’t like more cowbell?). His go-to is Wee Mac Scottish-style ale. 🐮🐄🍻
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3️⃣ Sam has a large collection of Nintendo games. Over 160 games ranging from Super Nintendo to the Switch. Bonus: he’s getting married in March to his high school sweetheart, Arielle. 🤵🏻👰🏻🎮
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4️⃣ His favorite thing about Sun King - “my amazing co-workers”. He also takes great pride of being one of the few people that can say they made these great beers for 1000s to enjoy. 🌞👑🍺
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5️⃣ If he wasn’t at SKB, Sam would be a statistician for the Pacers. He’s already doing that in his free time! 🏀⛹🏻‍♂️👨🏻‍💻
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#sunkingbrewery #meettheskbcrew #pacers #supernintendo #cowbell #weemac #taketwo
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Sound the horns! It’s time for another Meet the Sun King Crew: Ryan or Baker as many of us call him. • • •
1️⃣ Baker has been a part of the team for 4.5 years. He’s part Facilities Director part Project Manager. If we are opening up a new joint or something needs fixed around here - you’d better believe that he will be there! 👷‍♂️👓🏢 • • •
2️⃣ Beer! His everyday drinker is Sunlight Cream Ale but when he really wants to get crazy he drinks a #GABF medal winner - Cherry Busey. 🍻🍒
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3️⃣ Baker has been happily married for 16 years and has two boys. He loves watching them play basketball. Bonus fact: he and his wife own an ice cream parlor in Pendleton! 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦⛹🏼‍♂️🏀🍦
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4️⃣ Best thing about his job? “The everyday challenges. Everyday there are new problems to work through. I love being a part of the growth and knowing I helped.” 🤔🕵🏼‍♂️
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5️⃣ If he wasn’t working for SKB, then he would invest in real estate. However, a little birdie told us that he would open up a hardware store and sip on coffee throughout the day with customers. 🔧🧰🔨☕️
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If you love reading about the Sun King Crew be sure to follow #meettheskbcrew for weekly updates! • • •
#sunkingbrewery #icecream #construction #sunkingspirits #sunkingfishers #skbr #cheers2tenyears
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Time to meet another Sun King Crew member: Beth • • •
1️⃣ Beth is nearing her 8th anniversary at Sun King. She, like many, started in our tap room filling growlers. She’s worn many hats over the years and now focuses on promotions/marketing/sponsorships. 🎩🧢👒⛑
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2️⃣ Fall just happens to be Beth’s favorite season bringing fall releases like one of her favs Caramel Apple Tripel. 🍏🍎🍺🍏🍎
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3️⃣ Creativity is encouraged at Sun King. Beth has two beer names under her belt including 10-4 Good Buddy collab with @cigarcitybrewing Highway Queen. She also recently designed a growler for our Artist Edition Series. Bonus fact: She was in the Disney Easter Parade with Topanga & Cory from Boy Meets World. 🍻🔥🌺👩🏻‍🎨
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4️⃣ Best thing about her job? Aside from the “work family”, “It’s great working for a company that encourages employees to give back to the community -whether it’s volunteering time or finding something that you are passionate about.” 👷🏻‍♀️👩🏻‍🌾🙋🏻‍♀️👩🏻‍💻
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5️⃣ If Beth was not working at Sun King she would travel to Europe to learn about her family history and compile a cookbook with the collected family recipes. 🗺🍝👩🏻‍🍳🍪
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#meettheskbcrew #sunkingbrewery #volunteer #wheresmarty #boymeetsworld #dogood #nationalcatday #cookingandbaking
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It’s that time again y’all! Time to meet the next SKB Crew, Chris. Or Hansen to the rest of us. • • •
1️⃣ Hansen is one of our most tenured crew members. He’s been with SKB for 9 years overseeing logistics and safety. 🚛👷🏻‍♂️
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2️⃣ His go-to beer is Pachanga. He is known to dabble in some Lonesome Dove and he would love to see our 3 Kings collab with @3floydsbrewing make another appearance. 🍻🕊
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3️⃣ Proud papa to two beautiful daughters. He’s been happily married to the love of his life for 14 years. She must be a keeper because she let him buy new tires for his Jeep on their 10th anniversary! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👰🏻🤵🏼🚙
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4️⃣ Best part about working at Sun King? “We may be like a dysfunctional family at times but we still get along and still get $hit done.” 🤪
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5️⃣ If Chris wasn’t making sure beer got here and there and that we are all wearing safety goggles, then he’d own a tiki bar in the Caribbean - “Cocktail style” 🗺🏝🍹
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#sunkingbrewery #meettheskbcrew #cocktailthemovie #tomcruise #jeepowner #wheresmarty
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Cheers to a sunny fall Tuesday! It’s time to meet our Tuesday Meet the Crew: Trevor •
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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! 👷🏻‍♂️🍺
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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. 🍻
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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. 🚐🎸🥁
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4️⃣ His favorite thing about his job is coming up with solutions to a challenge or problem. 🙋🏻‍♂️🤔
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#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! 👍🏼🕺🏼
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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. 🍻
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3️⃣ We’ve got another artist on our hands! (Watch out @whimsicalfunk) Steve graduated from Herron School of Art and Design (Indy) 👨‍🎨
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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
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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. 👨🏻‍🍳🥃🍹
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2️⃣ What’s Chef Steven sipping on these days? Lemon & Lime Basil Pachanga • Granmuckle • After Party • Barrel-age Total Germination to name a few. 🍋🍻
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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. 👫🐶🎭
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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.” 🍜🍔🍕
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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. 🥰👨🏻‍🎤
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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
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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. ✌🏽🍺
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2️⃣ His favorite Sun King beer is Old Fashioned Extraction and Pachanga. 🍻
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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! 🎼🎸🏈🏎
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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.” 👯‍♂️👯‍♀️
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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. 👩🏻‍🔧👨🏼‍🔧👩🏼‍🔬👨🏻‍🔬
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2️⃣ Her daily go to beer is Pachanga and she absolutely loves Keller Haze and Velour Soccer Mom. 🍻🌺
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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.” 🕺🏼💃🏻
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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... 🥔🥔
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Better late than never! It’s Meet the SKB Crew Tuesday - Meet Nick •
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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. 🍻🍽
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2️⃣ Favorite everyday beer = Osiris. Favorite speciality beer = Whip Fight (which is like Kentucky Pie in a can) 🍺🍫🥧
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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. 🏈🏀
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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.” 👫👬👭👫
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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! ☝🏻🖐🏼🍺
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2️⃣ You can find Tyler sipping on a Pachanga or Osiris along with the other #shiftyboys after the work day is done.🍻
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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. 🎧🎸👦🏻
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4️⃣ Tyler enjoys working for an #independentbrewery and he looks forward going into work each and everyday. 🌞👑🍺
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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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