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"Is your daddy a baker? 'Cause you got some nice buns."

Meet Lauren!

Our Events Team rocks — we really wish we got to see them more often! They’re always out and about — CMBC is essentially a second job for most of them.

Lauren Frech is no exception.

Her full-time gig is corporate fundraising for her family’s business that keeps her running everywhere from Ohio to Maryland (and everywhere in-between). She has an eleven-year-old “purebred mutt” named Lucy that she forever-homed while in North Carolina.

“She kayaks, hikes, travels, and basically does everything I do and goes everywhere I go,” Lauren tells us.

Chief Celebrations Officer Randi Friel (Lauren’s boss) says, “She’s a really hard worker, always has a smile on her face and an upbeat attitude. And if you have a question about our beer, she’ll know the answer.”

So, without further ado… meet Lauren!

LaurenI AM FROM…  Pottstown in Chester County, PA

MY FAVORITE CMBC BEER IS… Devil’s Reach. It has always been my favorite…. although I do love the beers in our Barrel Aged Series.

MY FAVORITE HOBBY IS… A lot of my hobbies have to do with being outside and it is hard to narrow down just one that I would call my favorite…. I love having gardens. More specifically, I love to cook what I grow. Kayaking takes up a lot of my time in the summer and fall. I collect stickers from different breweries I visit when I travel and “decorate” my kayak with them. Hiking and finding new trails. Running occupies my time all year round! It’s nice to have a challenge to train for, even if it is just getting ready for a fun mud race, or running Broad St. and trying to beat last year’s time. Traveling is my number-one favorite hobby. Seeing how other people live, breathe, and eat is good for the soul. It changes you!


MY FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME IS… Pulp Fiction is one of my favorite movies, but I don’t have a top favorite of all time.


MY FAVORITE CARTOON IS… The only time I watch cartoons anymore is when I’m watching with my nephew and it’s usually Paw Patrol…. however, growing up my favorite was Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers.

THE BEST PICKUP LINE I EVER HEARD WAS… So awful it was funny…. “Is your daddy a baker? ‘Cause you got some nice buns.” Like I said, awful.

THE SPORTS TEAMS I FOLLOW ARE… All Philly Teams… and East Carolina University

THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON I’VE EVER MET WAS… BMX rider Dave Mirra. He was the nicest famous person I met. Jaguars quarterback David Garrard… I waited on his table while I was in school at ECU.

MY BIGGEST PET PEEVE IS… Poor customer service!

THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS… Don’t let negative people take up space in your mind.


MY FAVORITE BAND IS… I like a lot of different bands, so I can’t name just one… maybe that is why Firefly is one of my favorite festivals to go to.

MY KARAOKE SONG IS… I can’t remember the last time I sang karaoke.

I LOVE WORKING AT CMBC BECAUSE… I love our events team! Jenna and Matt are the best to work with at beer fests.