Our Crew

Ashley 

Beer & Spirits Manager

What is your favourite memory that involves beer?

In 2019 I travelled to NYC and got to see the Jays beat the Yankees! We had a few cans of the Pinstripe Ale, which you can only get at Yankee Stadium.

 

When did your love of craft beer and craft spirits start?

I went to University in Missoula, MT, and Big Sky Brewing seems to be on tap everywhere. Trout Slayer is my absolute favorite. I'm also a huge fan of craft spirits. Wildlife Gin is never low at my house...and neither is anything by Black Diamond...I think I have a bottle of just about everything they make.

 

What are your favourite styles of beer?

Anything you can't see through! But also an IPA on a hot day.

 

What do you want people to know about you that doesn’t involve beer?

I'm basically a pioneer woman. I crochet, cross stitch, garden, bake bread, and do A LOT of canning in fall. I love supporting local businesses any chance I get.

Porter Forbes

Guard Dog/Greeter

Meet Porter Forbes, Craft Beer Nation's on site security, greeter and resident pooch. His hobbies include snoozing, chewing bones and making loud noises with his toys.  Some might call him lazy, we call him laid back.

 

He may have earned his name from the type of beer but he considers himself more of a lite lager kind of man. 

Tracy

Beer Associate

What is your favourite memory that involves beer?

Sitting around the fire with friends enjoying a cold one and sitting on the patio at a brewery enjoying flights. 

 

When did your love of craft beer and craft spirits start?

The summer of 2019 but it has increased exponentially since working at Craft Beer Nation!

 

What are your favourite styles of beer?

Hoppy IPAs/DIPAs and fruity sours.

 

What do you want people to know about you that doesn’t involve beer?

I'm a huge fan of football and have been a season ticket holder for over 10 years with the Calgary Stampeders.  I've managed four football teams throughout the years and even coached for two years at the Peewee level.  Now I'm President of Football Day in Red Deer! 

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