Very proficient in consuming multiple pints of beer with alacrity. In addition, I am fond of saying that technology drove me to drink.
What made you want to work at Lonerider?
I enjoy working with our team. As a guy from India, by way of Alabama, running a West Texas Themed brewery in Raleigh, NC, and shipping a German-Style Hefeweizen all the way to Amsterdam pretty much describes my desire to be here.
What makes you an Everyday Outlaw?
I believe that being an Outlaw is a state of being. It’s unapologetic, decisive, and an instrument of change. It’s also self-deprecating with a twinkle in the eye sort of humor. It’s the handshake with somebody who is in the know; an us against the world fist bump. Whether we choose to defy social norms or we do a simple act of kindness for somebody when they need it the most, we end the day with the same promise. We are here to stay, and we will not apologize for what we do. You may see us and choose to ignore us, but be certain that we will affect change.
What are you most excited about, what’s next for Lonerider?
A new Lonerider that is ready for the next ten years and beyond. And that only happens with the great Band of Outlaws I am proud to work alongside every day.
What’s your favorite LR beer: I have been enjoying Gold Dust Light IPA recently. My favorite tends to change with the season.
What’s your background? A homebrewer for two years until I was hired on in packaging. After a year in packaging, I moved to the brew stand, where I spent the next six years with Lonerider. During that time, I went back to school and finished my food science degree. When I graduated, I moved to logistics, where I handle packaging and shipping needs.
What made you want to work at Lonerider? When I moved back to Raleigh from Wyoming, I visited a lot of breweries. I asked around, and everyone said that Lonerider made great beer, and was the most consistent brewery in the triangle. Knowing what I knew about brewing, I knew consistency was much more impressive than occasionally producing a new fun beer. I applied and pestered the company until they gave me a job.
What makes you an Everyday Outlaw? The decisive way I approach something when I want it. When I met my wife, I lived in Wyoming and courted her from across the country for four months until I got to Raleigh. We have been married for seven years. When I decided I wanted to work in craft beer, I looked into every brewery in the Triangle, even though none of them were hiring. I called Lonerider every day until they gave me a chance. That was eight years ago. When I decided to go back to school to finish my degree, I jumped through every hoop I had to. It was exhausting, but working full time and going to school part-time led to my graduation a year ago with a 4.0 GPA in Food Science courses. I will approach my next challenge with the same enthusiasm. It’s the only way I know how to.
What are you most excited about, what’s next for Lonerider? I love the direction that Lonerider is moving with the Everyday Outlaw series, as well as the beer plan for next year. It’s always fun to make new beers and showcase the talents of the brewers. This plan will allow us to do that.
What’s your background? I’ve had a long career in marketing. I spent nine years doing international marketing and promotions for Universal Records, then on to channel and EMEA marketing for a 3D company. I co-founded a company called Source3 that was later acquired by Facebook and immediately started a new company called Zookies Cookies afterward that was part of Shark Tank Season 10.
What made you want to work at Lonerider? I’ve always loved a challenge and an, in particular, something that I am passionate about and has a tangible product in the end that I enjoy. I’ve lived in Raleigh for 11 years now and remember the first time the brewery opening up. It’s been great to become part of the family.
What makes you an Everyday Outlaw? I’ve spent the majority of my career as a chameleon. Whether it was marketing Akon worldwide to running EMEA marketing for a 3D software/printer or co-founding two different companies, I’ve always been able to blend in and provide a renewed approach to what I’m working on at that particular moment. The ability to pivot and take challenges heads are what get me fired up.
What are you most excited about, what’s next for Lonerider? We purchased a labeler this year, which has allowed us to expand our seasonal/limited release offerings. It’s something new for us at Lonerider, and we’re going to have a lot of fun with it and bring out some great beers because of it.
What’s your background? Been brewing for eight years at four different facilities, mostly in the Northern VA/DC area, and studied International Brewing Technology at The World Brewing Academy.
What made you want to work at Lonerider? After graduating from brewing school in Munich, I tried a Shotgun Betty after coming back to the US. It was the closest I’ve seen an American brewery come to making a proper Hefeweizen. I knew I found my place.
What makes you an Everyday Outlaw? I use the strengths and advantages that life has gifted me to help those that may not be quite as fortunate that and brewing in the NC heat next to 20 BBLs of boiling wort every day.
What are you most excited about, what’s next for Lonerider? New, innovative beers, unlike anything Lonerider, has done before.