BeerTender Tuesday #6: Brad

What do you do at Joyride?

I am the Assistant Manager at Joyride, or as they like to say “Assistant to the Manager.” So I take care of the taproom and a lot of the day to day needs.

Where are you from, and when did you move to Colorado?

I am from North St. Paul Minnesota, and moved to Colorado in 2009.

Why did you move to Colorado?

I moved to Colorado for the skiing, of course, and also college I guess.

What did you do before Joyride?

I worked at a brewery called The San Luis Valley Brewing Company located in Alamosa, Colorado where I was a line cook, Assistant Brewer, and whatever else the business needed that week.  

What’s your favorite thing about working at Joyride?

The regulars and the community of Edgewater that makes it stand out as a local neighborhood brewery that is unique and different from any place in Denver or Lakewood.

What do you like to do for fun when you’re not working?

Ski, hang out with my wife, hike, bike, play video games, play board games, drink beer, watch “The Office”, drink scotch and smoke cigars around a bonfire.

What’s your favorite type of music/band?

Rock and Roll/Led Zeppelin

Favorite beer section:

What’s your all time favorite beer?

Odell’s 5 barrel pale ale because it is so well balanced and perfect for any occasion.

Favorite beer Joyride has ever made?

Ziggy SimcoeDust Pale ale. It was only around for a while but it was tasty.

Favorite Joyride beer currently on tap?

Joyride Double IPA always my Go To beer.

You’re stuck on a desert island and can only drink one style of beer for the rest of your life. What is it?

Pale Ales because they offer a thirst quenching refreshing taste with a balanced malt and hop profile that I always crave.

Favorite place you’ve ever visited?

Aspen Highlands Ski resort in Aspen, CO. Best powder I have ever skied, especially in the Highland Bowl. I have a great memory of hiking the bowl with my brothers on Christmas morning and getting first tracks after a 15” storm on Christmas Eve. What an awesome present.    

When can people normally find you at Joyride?

Wednesday-Sundays afternoons and evenings. Hope to see you around!