BeerTender Tuesday #12: Jacki

What do you do at Joyride?
You will find me behind the bar slinging beer on the weekends. You can also find me at most Beer Fests we pour our delicious beer at. Oh, I also provide free Hi Fives!

Where in Colorado are you from?
Southern Colorado. I grew up in so many areas of Colorado. Rye, Westcliffe, San Isabel and Pueblo.

What’s the best part of being a Colorado native?
Being able to say I’m a Colorado Native, haha, (kidding not kidding). I am the only unicorn working consistently at Joyride. I love being able to say I was born in the most beautiful state.

What did you do before Joyride?
I am a massage therapist and a yoga instructor, presently. I have owned a successful wellness business for 15+ years. “Stretch and drink water!”

What’s your favorite thing about working at Joyride?
Being a part of such an awesome company, all of my awesome coworkers, Joyride regulars, the atmosphere this all creates, and most of all, the delicious beer.

What do you like to do for fun when you’re not working?
Hiking, camping, kayaking, paddle board yoga, snowboarding, hanging out with my dog Kobe, going to see live music, traveling, experiencing new adventures, having bottle shares, home brewing and drinking delicious beers.

What’s your favorite type of music/band?
I’m all over the board. There are all types of music that belong to any and every situation/adventure. Punk, Hip Hop, Jam, Classic Rock, Bluegrass, New Wave (yes, I said New Wave) a bit of everything really.
There is usually music playing almost all of the time around me. Music makes the world go round.

Favorite beer section:
What’s your all time favorite beer?
Hard question.. so many good ones out there. Since I have to pick one it would be Duvel Belgian Golden Ale. It is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale style beer brewed by Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV in Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium. It was one of my first beer obsessions.
Current beer obsession is Brett Saison Barrel Series, a Golden Farmhouse Ale fermented with Brett and aged in oak wine barrels from Blackberry Farms, Walland TN.

Favorite beer Joyride has ever made?
I have two from the best beer/music series:
1-Blood On the Tracks India Red Ale is one of the beers from the Bob Dylan Series from spring/summer 2015. Simcoe, Equinox and Mosaic hops. “Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”
2-Highway 61 Black French Saison, also from the Bob Dylan series…seeds of paradise, mildly hoppy from strisselspalt and French yeast. Yum.

Favorite Joyride beer currently on tap?
Joyride DIPA, always.
Beers shots anyone? (Matty?)

You’re stuck on a desert island and can only drink one style of beer for the rest of your life. What is it?
Dank, resiny, pithy, citrusy and fruity IPAs. IPA all day baby!

Favorite place you’ve ever visited?
I’m not sure I have been there yet.
I love traveling and hope every trip I take is always better than the last… and I am not quite done yet. esprit d’aventure!

When can people normally find you at Joyride?
Thursday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s
Stop in and say “Hey”, and talk beer with me or just give me a hi five! Cheers!