Meet Victory: Tim

It’s time to meet Tim, one of Victory’s amazing area sales managers! Tim oversees our beer at bars, liquor stores and restaurants all over South Jersey and Delaware. His main goal is to make sure that both states always have plenty of beer in stock. Without Tim, we would have one and a half thirsty states. 

Q: How long have you worked here at Victory?
A: I have been with Victory for just over two years

Q: What is the best thing about your job? And the worst?
A: The best part of my job is being able to connect people with their new favorite beer.
The worst part of the job is long-term organization and planning. Having my life booked three to four months in advance is very weird for a seat-of-my-pants kinda guy like me, but I’m getting better.

Q: What was the worst job you ever had?
A: I worked in online ad sales for a very small search engine in Delaware. I sat in a cubicle for eight hours a day, five days a week, making 180 cold calls to small businesses in the area.  I quickly realized that this was not what I wanted to do with my life. I did, however get a VERY important piece of knowledge from that job. “They can’t punch you in the face through the phone.” Truer words have never been spoken.

Q: Tell me something about yourself that no one would know just by looking at you.
A: I have no cartilage in my nose and I have an extra layer of bone on my right shoulder blade

Q: What’s the best gift you ever gave?
A: I built a wooden trunk that doubled as a coffee table for an ex-girlfriend of mine. I reclaimed old pallets, stressed the wood and made it look awesome. I should have taken it on my way out…could have made a fortune on Etsy.

Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Why?
A: I wanted to be an animator. As far back as I can remember, I’ve been doodling and drawing. Sadly, once I saw how talented other artists were, I had the foresight to bail and get a new dream. It’s a shame I was such a logical kid. (Are you sure you didn’t want to be a TMNT, Tim?)

Q: What do you miss most about being a kid?
A: Delicious ignorance. No matter how stupid you are, once you turn about 24 years old, people actually expect you to know things. What you are doing with your life, what your goals are, how to do your taxes, etc. Ignorance is bliss has stuck around for a reason.

Q: What’s the last book you read?
A: Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

Q: If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
A: The Beatles first US Tour. I think the massive crowds and hysteria would be incredible to see surrounding a bunch of young guys with guitars. Also, I would love to see them perform at their “purist,” for lack of a better term.

Q: Finish this sentence: Beer is…
A: consuming my life, in only the best of ways.

Q: What’s the last song you added to your playlist?
A: King Kunta by Kendrick Lamar

Q: What is your favorite line to quote from a movie?
A: “Strange women lying in ponds, distributing swords, is no basis for a system of government!” – Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Q: What is your favorite Victory beer and food pairing?
A: Summer Love and Mahi Mahi steak

Q: Who’s your dinner party dream guest?
A: You know, I constantly dream of dinner parties and have a rotating door of potential dream guests. I would love to have dinner with TJ Miller.

Q: If you knew the world was ending, what would you do differently?
A: I genuinely try to already live as if it were ending…because it is, at least for us as individuals. I really try to do new things, go to new places and indulge when possible. In 60 years, I promise you aren’t going to be scrolling back through your iPhoto library and laughing about the 350 selfies you took from 2011 to 2028. Just live in the moment.

Q: If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
A: Cliché, but definitely flying. It’s clearly better than walking, that’s why we are constantly making machines to help us do it. Flying to New Zealand for brunch and stuff would be ideal.

Q: Which celebrity do people tell you that you resemble?
A: Sean Aston as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings. I used to have the exact same haircut. I also have giant hairy feet and am consistently on treacherous quests with my friends.

Q: What’s on your wish list?
A: 1. Go to Ireland. 2. Build a house. 3. Perform stand-up comedy.

Q: Who is your celebrity crush?
A: Anna Kendrick…..just great.

Q: What would you name the autobiography of your life?
A: You Sound Just Like Your Father

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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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