This is our chance to get to know someone better who is working in the B.C. craft beer industry.
1. Who are you?
Hello! I'm Nicole. From the southern coast of England, after uni I lived in London for about 6 years where my main hobby was going to gigs and finding the most random activities the city has to offer (of which there are endless). A personal favourite was an immersive theatre production I went to where you wear your pajamas and follow around an actor for an intimate virtual reality experience based on sleep! Having moved to Vancouver a year ago to ski every winter weekend and hike every summer one, beer found me. It pairs so well with everything I enjoy.
2. What do you do?
Having started as part-time taproom staff, after 3 months I became Sales & Marketing Manager for Faculty Brewing Co. & Oddity Kombucha. As with many small companies, I wear many hats but my responsibilities to name a few are our social pages (as well as @beervancollective), website, PR, photography, merch, and bringing in new accounts for beer and booch! I've also recently started editing/designing our can and bomber bottle labels which is exciting! 3. What is your biggest pet peeve about the industry?
I do understand why it has to happen but I do get sad when I love a beer that's only on a short run and may never return.
4. What do you love most about working in the industry?
Even having joined the industry during a year when there are no events or festivals - it's still been great fun. In the office, I once proclaimed my stress that we had no milk to make tea, to which I was swiftly told by my coworkers - "that's no problem, just have a beer". I really love the relaxed and fun nature of the industry.
5. What is your favourite beer right now?
SuperFlux Marigold if I'm having a few or Four Winds Pale Ale if I'm having a lot.
6. What local charity should we be paying attention to?
Wish-vancouver.net offers a safe space for all women who are current or former street sex workers living in poverty. As a place where people can relax and feel safe and cared for - the work done here is crucial for so many. The drop in centre offers support and amenities every single day and night of the year!
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