Meet Ian, our Warehouse and Inventory Supervisor. He oversees the logistics, fulfillment and warehousing of all of our delicious beer here at Victory. In a nutshell, beer doesn’t get to you unless it goes through Ian. He’s a good guy to know.
Q: How long have you worked here at Victory?
A: 6 years
Q: What is the best thing about your job? And the worst?
A: The best part about my job is being part of a team that cares a lot about what we do, the beer we make and the community around us. The worst part is when you have a perfect plan for wet hopped beers, a one off or an event and it all goes to hell. But, even in that hiccup, there’s always a way. After all, it’s just beer, dude.
Q: What was the worst job you ever had?
A: I’d have to say dairy delivery. Yes, I was a milk man, just without the sweet uniform or smile and I only delivered to supermarkets. No thanks.
Q: Tell me something about yourself that no one would know just by looking at you.
A: We live with a Russian dwarf hamster named Dr. Moose, a hamster named Miss Kitty, a cat named Lola and the king of the castle, a guinea pig named Charles Alan Rickman Chooch III, aka Chuck-Chuck. Needless to say, I’m an animal lover and a pushover.
Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Why?
A: I always wanted to be an actor. Army of Darkness and American Ninja were pretty much my go-to movies. I thought it was so cool how they paid you to blow stuff up, shoot guns and, of course, walk in slow motion.
Q: What do you miss most about being a kid?
A: I miss endless summers with my brothers, Ryan and Alex…swimming, basketball, building tepees. Those were great times.
Q: If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
A: I think human migration to Mars or elsewhere to sustain life would be amazing thing to see.
Q: Finish this sentence: Beer is…
A: “…craftsmanship, science, and art all rolled into one.”
Q: What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
A: “Lost in the Light” – Bahamas
Q: What is your favorite line to quote from a movie?
A: “Hey, careful, man, there’s a beverage here!” – The Dude, The Big Lebowski
Q: What is your favorite Victory beer and food pairing?
A: Prima and mushroom pizza, namely the Kennett Pie.
Q: If you knew the world was ending, what would you do differently?
A: Sell everything and travel non-stop with my family to anywhere my daughter picked on a map.
Q: If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
A: Supernatural healing, Wolverine style. Then I’d get some sweet adamantium claws via U.S. government. Thanks Uncle Sam. Why? Because Wolverine is B.A.
Q: Which celebrity do people tell you that you resemble?
A: Mr. T
Q: Who is your celebrity crush?
A: Kirsten Dunst, but I got to say Elizabethtown almost changed that…if I had seen it…which I haven’t…ever…next question…
Q: What would you name the autobiography of your life?
A: “When life hands you bitters make an Old Fashioned: The life of Ian Jenkins”