Meet Victory: Tyler Wickstrom

Meet Tyler Wickstrom, our Plant Engineer. Tyler is responsible for making sure our brewing processes are as efficient as possible. He spends his days solving problems as well as improving and implementing new processes to keep the beer flowing.

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Q: How long have you worked here at Victory?
A: Almost two years now.

Q: What is the coolest thing about your job? And the worst?
A: The best part is definitely knowing that I play a role in making some of the best beer in the world. The worst part is dealing with our waste water treatment tank (aka the poop tank).

Q: What was the worst job you ever had?
A: I never really had any terrible jobs. I had some jobs in retail like everyone else, but it could have been worse.

Q: Tell me something about yourself that no one would know just by looking at you.
A: I am actually old enough to drink beer.

Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Why?
A: I wanted to design cars for a living, but then I realized I can’t draw well. Cars were my first passion; when I started college I even had hopes of working in the automotive industry. But then I started to really like beer.

Q: What do you miss most about being a kid?
A: I don’t miss much about being a kid, I would have been content being 21 and at Penn State for the rest of my life. I really miss that.

Q: If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
A: That is a tough one. I would have a hard time picking just one. I would love to be at an old Grand Prix race or the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Q: Finish this sentence: Beer is…
A: The cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems

Q: What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
A: Eh, I generally don’t listen to one song over and over again. I do listen to certain albums repeatedly though. The discography of Minutemen, Wilco, and Ween have been in heavy rotation lately.

Q: What is your favorite line to quote from a movie?
A: “No, not again. I…why does it say paper jam when there is no paper jam?”… And the many other relevant quotes from Office Space.

Q: If you knew the world was ending in 2012, what would you do differently?
A: I would sell all of my possessions and buy the coolest car I can afford and travel the country.

Q: Which celebrity do people tell you that you resemble?
A: I refuse to answer this question, as I do not want to perpetuate this claim.

Q: What would you name the autobiography of your life?
A: With so much of my life left to write, I can’t think of a witty, descriptive title just yet.

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One Response to Meet Victory: Tyler Wickstrom

  1. adam crane guilford September 18, 2012 at 9:10 PM #

    Please distribute Prima Pils in Colorado again, I love Pilsner Beer. And yours is the best in the World. I do not like Ale, and the “Victory Prima Pilsner” has been replaced by another (reduntant) ale. I tried “Hop Devil” and will not be buying Victory again until you send me a pilsner beer.Argonaut Liquors in Denver would be a nice place to sell it again, look at your records, I bought enough myself to make it worth it.

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The story of Victory Brewing Company starts on a school bus in 1973 when fifth-graders Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski stepped aboard, on their way to a new school. The two became fast friends and remained so, even as they grew up and went to college on opposite coasts. Just months out of college, Bill’s appreciation of good beer and access to his father’s home brewing equipment inspired him to explore the hobby. That same year (1985), Bill gave Ron a home brewing kit as a Christmas gift. With that, both Bill and Ron developed their love of the craft…
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