One of NABC's newest employees, Peter Fingerson, has written an account of the Great Taste of the Midwest and posted it at LouisvilleBeer.com. Included are photographs from Peter's wife, Aubrey.
Peter was contributing columns to LouisvilleBeer.com before we hired him at NABC. Initially he was an applicant for the sales position now occupied by Blake Montgomery, and David Pierce almost immediately pegged Peter as the brewer we needed as the next step expansion nears.
Of course, we still miss Richard Atnip in the NABC family (Richard was on duty for New Holland at the Great Taste, and we chatted about the old and the new), but in the end, the search for Richard yielded three new team members: Blake, Peter and Alliee Bliss, who has been bartending wonderfully at Bank Street Brewhouse. Add to those names Kimberly Durham and Julie Adwell, all-purpose coordinators coming aboard this summer at BSB and Grant Line, respectively, and you can see that we've been growing.
As a writer, I'm especially taken with Peter's composition skills ... and Aubrey can take a mean photo. We're up somewhere around 75 full- and part-time employees. It's a far cry from the days of manning the bar solo, six days a week -- thankfully.
2013 Great Taste of the Midwest Review