Discovering the wonder that is hand crafted beer at a farm in Australia called Hardywood Park with the Crawford family and childhood friend Patrick Murtaugh in 2001. After that, opening the doors to our brewery 10 years later and winning our first World Beer Cup medal in 2012.
New York City, NY
Seeing the Hardywood sign lifted into place on our building back in 2011. It finally seemed official at that point.
Please tell me if you find out
Lord of cardboard. Packaging tech.
St. Louis, MO
Getting to know my fellow co-workers after not having many people to talk to the first month of living here.
I don't have a nickname yet. : [
Logistics and Warehouse Coordination
Shipping our first pallet of beer overseas!
Brewer - Charlottesville
Born in the Garden State. Raised in the Commonwealth.
Working midnight to 6am for a week with Nick Walthall, effectively forming the Graveyard Boyz.
Robere; Rude Dude; Graveyard Boy, K-Cup Krew Member
Year-round: Pils. Seasonal: bourbon Sidamo.
The First Production Brew
I probably don't want to know.
Meeting extraordinary people and coworkers.
Union Break Dave
Meeting everyone on my first day.
Brew beer, manage oak, breed sour bugs.
Alexandria VA via Santa Monica, CA
Busch Gardens field trip and getting to know my coworkers outside of work.
Usually something about being short.
Ooh, tough call. Oyster stout with a splash of Berliner. Or anything with coffee in it.
Berliner Weisse in the Summer, Sidamo Coffee Stout in the winter, and Pils all the time.
That joyous rush when I'm wicked hungry on second shift and an event next door has copious leftovers.
Don't really have a best memory ! Had a lot of good memories over the past 3 years that I have been with Hardywood.
Hardywood Pils/ Union Break
Wash them kegs and I fill em too
Free lunches or that time I ate three dinners on food truck night.
Joey Mooch, Smokey Joe, Taco Bell Joe, SOP Joe, Joey Buttons, Joey Thumbs, Joe Dirt
Director of Operations
A little bit of everywhere, but born in Pittsburgh, PA
Team building days
Hopefully my name!
Pils and Berlinerweisse
Asheville, North Carolina
Tubing during the team boat trip
Team building boat trip
Glen Allen, Virginia
All of our Team Building days are the best
Packaging, Environmental/OSHA Safety, Unofficial Beer Taster, Beer Festival Crasher
Providence, Rhode Island
Too many to list!
When Food Truck Court first exploded into the popular night it has become, I remember sitting around with the Hardywood crew, eating Pizza Tonight, watching the crowd, and just being amazed and happy at how far we had come in such a short period of time. A lot of smiles and laughter that night.
Not cool enough for a nickname :(
Private Events Coordinator
Right here, Richmond!
All things making fun of Eric(a)
Our 1st staff tubing trip
Tie between pils and Virginia blackberry
Be cute, Breath heavily, bark occasionally
When Ed Trask painted me into the Hardywood mural
I am Cicerone Certified as a beer server for Hardywood. I also provide Hardywood Tours on weekends.
Connecticut, and currently reside in Goochland, VA
My favorite memory is opening day in 2011 when I volunteered.
Folks call me Don
My favorite beer, of which I've had five kegs of at home over the past few years, is Bourbon Cru
Our second holiday party at Magpie.
Waters, Lil E, Donut Boi
Appeal to the palates of our guests to provide them with a well poured glass of exceptional beer.
Getting poured on during the Fourth of July while hanging with Andrew outside pouring beers amongst the Hardywood soccer team! Then having beers and swapping tales with the whole staff after the wet day was over :)
Everywhere (Navy brat)
Hanging out and digging through record crates for the first record fair last October. Beers and vinyl. Good times!
Just the Cip
Virginia, California, Alabama
Ask Tyler Thomas
any shift I work with Sean T. Williams
Union Break w/ Kumquat
Bartend, provide sound advice.
I've played a live metal concert here at the brewery and not only was that event itself amazing, but everyone who worked that night was amazing. It's cool to work with people that seek different, unique and diverse styles of music. And that goes hand in hand with all the styles of beer they've created.
Cream Ale at the moment
Bar shredder, picnic table manager.
On my birthday I got to smash a burger piñata in the parking lot. That and our annual river floats
Sean T! You look like a baby!
That one time I accidentally almost drank that thing that I shouldn't have
Spicy Boy, Timoteo, Tapatio and occasionally DJ TimmyTimmyTimmy
Pils (to the "top of the tree")
I'm a beer server in Charlottesville
GM of Hardywood's Charlottesville location
Moving into Kerry's office :P
Graphic Design & Content Manager
Apricot Berliner Weisse
Day out on the river! Patrick got lost!
WRIRXI. Peach Triple. Vinalia Urbana, Pils
Born in FL, raised in VA, grew up in NYC and found home in Richmond.
Summer float trips on the James River!
Walpurgisnacht Smoked Maibock
Sell beer from Sunday to Sunday.
Tasting the cask of what would become Christmas Morning at Station 2. The reactions, the nose on that beer, the spitballing of ideas, the amazement, that feeling of excitement that we were sharing something that was really special, and something that needed to be expressed in a larger way. It was a really fun night.
My first event with Hardywood was Savor in DC in 2014. It was thrilling to represent our brewery at an event alongside so many incredible breweries from al over the country.
Pils. Every day!
Sales Representative - Western Virginia region
Rafting trip or pouring at savor
Born in Jacksonville Florida, but lived in Woodbridge Va most of my life.
Bohemian Pils. Super crushable Czech style.
Eastern Virginia Sales Representative
Honestly the day I went from being a volunteer to being a paid employee, when our old tasting room manager took a chance on me. Also all the bottle shares we use to have after work after a long bartending shift.
nickname from my college days: Waddy
Pennsylvania Sales Representative
When I got the job, I called Ben to make sure it was confirmed. When he said yes I screamed and heard a ton of laughing. Turns out I was on speakerphone. Kinda cool.
Pils mixed with Berliner, Little Flowers, Spirit Braid & Union Break.
Office Manager, Accounts receivable/payable, HR, Safety Compliance, "Organizational Guru", etc.,