🎵I’m just Kruzey from the block… Used to can a little, now I can a lot 🎵

This week in the spotlight is the one and only Andrew Kruze! Andrew Kruze the can man that can! A long time serving member of the North team, a driving force of positivity and just an all round good egg!
Andrew assists in running our canning line, making sure its working to tip top standards and speed, he assures the quality of the beer going into can making sure the dissolved oxygen is as low as can be! He makes sure the carbonation is correct, there’s the right amount of beer in them and making sure the labeller is pasting those labels onto the cans perfectly!

Want to know more about him? Read on!

How did you come to work for North?
– After a very expensive year out in Canada and travelling America I was on the look out for some much needed funds to see me through my final year of studies at University of Leeds. I had gained an interest in Craft beer over there and decided to reach out to various beer establishments in Leeds such as North Bar . Fortunately I met Christian down at the brewery whilst in its first year of production and Ive never really looked back since.

What was your first memorable beer experience?
– Many amazing beer experience have been made over the past few years (also many of them forgotten). However, a beer that has the most memories attached is Timothy Taylor’s Brewery Landlord on cask. Whenever I see it, I always grab a pint and bring back memories. A solid pint with many happy thoughts attached… Couldn’t ask for more.

What have you been listening to at work?
– My music taste at work has somewhat declined of late with the addition of Trent, who often takes control of the speakers. I used to listen to a lot of NTS Radio shows or my favourite band The Maccabees. Instead, nowadays you can hear unit 5 blasting out TaylorSwift, Carly Rae Jepsen or busting dodgy dance moves to Shakira. Especially on a Friday after a long week.

Where is your favourite spot for a drink?
– My favourite spot has to be Whitelock’s Ale House for a pint of Landlord. A gem of a pub hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Leeds City centre. Failing that, many nights have been spent and forgotten in North Bar thanks to tequila and verdita.