Meet Justin Brunda. He’s the one making sure our beer gets put into the kegs, bottles and trucks in order to bring Victory to you!
Q: Your title at Victory is Director of Distribution Operations. What does that mean to the person who drinks Victory beer?
A: I’m really just a pencil pusher. I deal with supply chain management, planning of production, packaging and distribution.
Q: How long have you worked here at Victory?
A: 5 years.
Q: What is the coolest thing about your job?
A: I’d have to say the people. From the brewers, to the restaurant staff, my distribution team and our sales staff everyone has a common goal. In the craft beer industry there are non-stop changes and everyone adapts and makes it happen. Everyone sees the big picture. I’ve made a lot of friends here at Victory.
Q: What was the worst job you ever had?
A: I’ve been pretty fortunate and haven’t really hated any of my jobs. Had some dangerous ones like bouncing at a few clubs in the city, but nothing I didn’t like.
Q: Tell me something about yourself that no one would know just by looking at you.
A: I’m obsessed with 60s soul music: James Carr, Clarence Carter, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, you name it and I probably own it in some format.
Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: A professional hockey player. Andy Moog was my Guardo Camino. Sorry, I’m a closet Bruins fan.
Q: Now that you’re a grownup, what do you want to be when you grow up?
A: A professional hockey player! Although I don’t think the knees will hold up. Joking aside, I’m good. I’m happy doing what I’m doing. Great company, great people, great beer. What else could a 30-year-old dude ask for?
Q: What would you do if you won the lottery?
A: This is the question I would insert a “responsible” answer like pay off my house, or invest. However, people who know me would call me out. What would I do? BLAZE.OF.GLORY. What I mean by that is it would be a one month, one man, shenanigan-filled, beer-soaked, riot-train of a party that would make Mötley Crüe uncomfortable. I think our readers deserve an honest answer. Then if there was any money left, I’d probably buy a boat and something nice for my lovely girlfriend Amy.
Q: Finish this sentence: Beer is…
A: The social lubricant that keeps us all sane.
Q: What’s your favorite candy bar?
A: I don’t really eat candy. More of a salty, crunchy snack kinda guy.
Q: What is your favorite line to quote from a movie?
A: “I miss your musk. I think when this whole thing blows over we should get an apartment together” ~Champ Kind, Anchorman
Q: What is your favorite Victory beer and food pairing?
A: The biggest piece of steak you can find (sorry to all my vegan friends), sautéed mushrooms, grilled asparagus, garlic smashed potatoes and a sixer of Victory Lager — ICE COLD.
Q: What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?
A: The Simpsons (Duff Man, alright!)
Q: Someone is making a movie about your life, and it starts filming tomorrow. Who should be cast as you, and who should be cast as your love interest?
A: Well my love interest would be Mila Kunis. Therefore, the person playing me would be none other than ME! I’d play myself in an attempt to finally get next to the lovely Mila and win her Russian heart. Do you really think I’m just going to hand that role over to someone else? Please, I’m an opportunist.