NEWS

2018: A YEAR OF BEER

Wow, 2018 really flew by!
This year we brewed enough beer to fill 2 million tulip glasses (which would make it about 9% of the way to the moon - pretty impressive, we know), we released 3 dozen new brews in the taproom, we added 3 new states to our distribution, and we proudly listened to over 65 hours of Sublime in the brewery. Read on for some bests of 2018, straight from our Funkers’ mouths.



Scott • Brewing and Cellar Supervisor

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Tesseract by Grimm Artisanal Ales.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Jerk chicken in Brooklyn.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
I got a puppy!!!

Alex • Brewer & Safety Coordinator

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Collaboration with Weihenstephan.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Sushi at Matsuhisa or dak galbi in Hongdae.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
Bananaphone!

Laura • Brand Manager/Jane of all Trades

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Brooklyn Brewery's Bel Air Sour
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Homemade cheesy stuffed pepper.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
At the Funkwerks Holiday party- Kyle received a four headed dragon statue for his white elephant gift and his wife responded with, "We have that already!"

Terra • Beertender

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Intergalactic Juice Hunter from Odd 13.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Barbacoa torta from Taqueria Neveria.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
I got a job at Funkwerks!

Michelle • Graphic Designer

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Weldwerks Exact Opposite of Hawaiian Punch
and Jessup Farm Barrel House Hurry Up & Wait Cherry Boysenberry.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Slightly hungover brunch in Brooklyn -- a bloody mary, fresh oysters,
avocado toast, and ricotta with figs and honey.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
My husband helped me rebuild a used bike into a new bike of my dreams!

OUR STAFF'S FAVORITE
FUNKWERKS BEER OF 2018

It looks like our staff really loves barrel-aged beers! 
Seven out of the eight responses are beers that came out of barrels.


Nick • Cellarman

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Insane Rush from Bootstrap.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Breakfast.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
Filling out this survey.

 
Francesca • Marketing, HR, Compliance

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
That one beer that had Brett from Our Mutual Friend that I can't remember the name of!
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Indian food at a restaurant called Mother India in Glasgow.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
When Cory was asking me about a large package we received, and Nick popped out of it and scared me.

Chris • Quality Control Brewer

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
A fantastically hazy New England IPA from Other Half in New York.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Linguini and clams. 
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
Raspberry Provincial beer shower from putting lemon peel powder in a fermentor and causing it to nucleate. Parker and I were both soaked in Raspberry Provincial and had to go home to change.

Kipp • Taproom Manager

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
French Toast by Mockery.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Sugar Fish, a sushi restaurant in LA.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
The opportunity to rep Funkwerks during the Missouri launch.

Hadley • Beertender & Assistant to the Taproom Manager

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Marz Brewing's Jungle Boogie.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
My dad's lasagna.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
The movie "Sorry to Bother You."

Natosha • Accounting

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
TBD.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Robertos Machaca Burrito in San Diego.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
Being inspired by my amazing daughters!!

OUR STAFF'S FAVORITE
SONG PLAYED IN THE
BREWERY IN 2018

This song was in our top 5 most played songs on Spotify. 
We're not entirely sure why, but we can't get it out of our heads.


Ryan • Brewer

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Bierstadt Dunkel.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Smoked Duck at Choice City.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
When Nick and I had the comeback of a century to beat Alex and Scott in cribbage.
They will never live it down.

Cory • Packaging Supervisor

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Three Floyds.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Pizza!
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
All the fancy new equipment the brewery has gotten this year.


Lauren • Beertending & Marketing

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Feats of Strength from Jessup Farm Barrel House.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
I'm not a big foodie, but my man whips up a pretty mean breakfast. 
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
A week in the Rawah backcountry with my little family.

Parker • Cellarman

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Brandy Barrel DNR Coop Aleworks.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Any meal I had while visiting Madrid.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
I went to Spain.

Andrea • Beertender

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
TRVE Brewing - Astral Savior, Blended oak-aged mixed culture ale with second-use peaches.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Fresh venison backstrap with mashed potatoes and a balsamic reduction!
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
Joining the FW team!

Kyle • Warehouse Coordinator

What was the best non-Funkwerks beer you had in 2018?
Wild Leap - Alpha Abstraction.
What was the best meal you had in 2018?
Home cooking.
What was your favorite thing that happened in 2018?
Continuing to work at Funkwerks!

A FEW OF OUR STAFF'S
FAVORITE GIFS & MEMES

  

  

  

THANKS FOR SPENDING 2018 WITH US! WE'LL SEE YA NEXT YEAR.

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