Here at Monday Night Brewing, we take our core values quite seriously. As a business, we want to serve and honor our employees – that’s why we’re showing them off. #MakersofMonday is a series highlighting the powerhouses that help create the beer from grain to glass, from our tank to yours.
It’s been a long journey for Drew. Circling the craft beer scene for several years (you can check out his old blog and his old killer ‘stache here), he bounced around for 10 years as a hair stylist and a trivia host (among other things). After a stint at SweetWater Brewing Company, Drew joined our team in early 2018. You’ll see him working hard at our West Midtown location creating great brews. You may also see him cycling around the area too, because he’s fit like that. We asked him some important questions.
Q: What are three words to describe your time at Monday Night?
Drew: “Enthusiastic. Friendly. Dedicated.”
Q: What’s the best (and worst) part of your job?
D: “The best thing is I get to be a part if something on the ground level. I get to learn with everyone as we develop into a larger production facility and work out the kinks that go into making great beer consistently. It’s nice to be involved in decision making and recipe building. The worst thing is the heat. I am a sweaty mess after my shifts.”
Q: “If you we able to switch jobs for one day, what would it be?
D: “I’m not sure I’d like to switch jobs. I get to do something really cool for a living.”
Q: You get to star in one movie. What is it?
A: “There are too many movies to name, but I watch one film at least once a week. Jurassic Park. It’s a near perfect movie.”
Q: What is something you are pretty sure about?
A: “The older I get, the more risks I take. I used to be really hesitant to take on new things. I used to stay comfortable. But I take more chances now. Jump in feet first. Fake it till you make it.”
Q: What Monday Night beer are you and why?
A: “Han Brolo, because I’m not very bitter but kinda sweet.”
Knowledgeable about food pairings and also about interesting mustaches, Drew Smith is a valuable asset to our team here. If you see a tall guy with a dank haircut cycling around West Midtown, then give him a shout for us.
Sign up for our newsletter here or check our social media updates for more #MakersofMonday stories coming soon! Also, Drew’s spirit beer, Han Brolo, is on tap and available in cans wherever Monday Night beers are sold. It will also be on tap at Tie One On, our 7th anniversary celebration Aug. 4 and 5. See you there.