Meet Victory: Ian

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”

 

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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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