Its Sunday afternoon once again and that means another introduction to a team member.
Today we celebrate Joe! Joe is one of our longest standing members of staff here at North. He’s currently departing from the brewery to rejoin his friends in his natural habitat at the North Bars. He’s been with us since lockdown, setting up and getting our webshop off the ground. We’re absolutely gutted he’s going, but wish him the best of luck!
Let’s get to know a little more about him!
How did you come to work for North?
– I started with North back in 2012 when I got my first job out of uni at the Cross Keys Leeds! It opened my eyes to craft beer and I’ve never looked back. After a brief period working abroad and at a some other bars in Leeds I had the opportunity to rejoin North and the Cross Keys and I jumped at it!
What was your fist memorable beer expierience?
– I have very fond memories of my first (legal) pint in my local back home with my Dad. It was a pint of Kronenbourg in the Craven Arms Giggleswick, I remember it like it was yesterday. I’m still partial to a Kroney every now and then when I’m a bit hopped out. Other than that I’ll never forget the first time I tried Duchesse de Bourgogne, it blew my mind! Balsamic cherries in a beer?! It’s madness and will always be a fave!
What have you been listening to at work?
– If it’s loud, got heavy guitars and got bearded men shouting down a microphone, I’m listening to it! Whenever I’m stuck and need something to get me pumped my go to is Mastodon or Clutch. I’ve been listening to a lot of High On Fire the last few weeks and been really enjoying the new Lamb of God record too!
Where is your favourite spot for a drink?
-Drinking at the Brasserie Cantillonl in Brussels was ace! I’d go back an do that again at the drop of a hat. There’s a bar in Edinburgh that I went to last year called Hoot The Redeemer which is top, absolutely bonkers place, I could happily spend hours in there. A bit closer to home I love heading to my mates place Eat Your Greens grabbing a pew at the bar and making my way through some great beer on tap and then switching to the amazing wine selection. The food is top notch too!