If you’ve ever had the lucky occasion to be greeted by Mary Braccili, you’d not soon forget. She’s friendly, she’s smart, and she knows her beer.
And… she may have tried to make you eat Brussels sprouts.
Regardless, Mary’s cheerful attitude and inquisitive nature — particularly when it comes to beer — has made her the perfect fit at CMBC. Be sure to say hello the next time you’re down!
MY FAVORITE CMBC BEER IS… My go-to is Coastal Evacuation but I am always happy to see the return of our seasonals such as Mooncusser, Turtle Gut, and Crusty Barnacle.
THE GREATEST ADVENTURE I EVER HAD WAS… There are many, but the highlights include dancing at the Sambadrome for Carnival in Brazil, exploring volcanoes and forests in Hawaii, and an expedition to the Taj Mahal in India.
MY FAVORITE HOBBY IS… Food: both eating and cooking! It’s intimate and personal to share a meal with people. I also enjoy the creativity of cooking with or pairing CMBC beers as part of the process.
THE LAST TIME I LAUGHED UNTIL I CRIED WAS… Today. I’m always laughing, frequently at myself, and love a clever joke or pun.
Did you hear about the two fish in a tank? One looks at the other and says, how do you drive this thing?
THE SUPERPOWER I’D LIKE TO HAVE IS… The ability to read minds. I understand you agree with me…
MY FAVORITE CARTOON IS… South Park and Family Guy because they’re just so wrong.
THE BEST PICKUP LINE I EVER HEARD WAS… “Hey baby, know what this shirt is made of? Boyfriend material.”
THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON I’VE EVER MET WAS… I’ve had a couple of run-ins with aspiring politicians and a few B-list musicians. But Darryl Dawkins coached basketball at our local community college where I was teaching and he was someone I talked with on more than one occasion. He always knew you and had a kind word.
I’m still waiting to meet Mr. 305 and y’all will definitely know when I do!
MY BIGGEST PET PEEVE IS… People who linger in the passing lane. Drive right, pass left, people.
THE SPORTS TEAMS I FOLLOW ARE… I’ll always root for the home team of Philadelphia, but my knowledge of sports is limited to what I learned as a cheerleader.
THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS… Never bet on the fat jockey. Personally, I’m more of a quote girl.
IF I WERE AN ANIMAL, I WOULD BE… Are there any animals that drink beer? I didn’t think so. I got nothing here.
I WAS DRAWN TO CMBC BECAUSE… My friends brought me to the brewery back in Spring of 2015 and I not only loved the beer and the vibe, but also the friendliness of the people. It was actually those same friends that suggested I submit a job application.
IF I HAD TO NAME A CMBC BEER TOMORROW, I WOULD CALL IT… Shoobie. It could be a summer seasonal!
MY FAVORITE BAND IS… …dependent upon my mood. Train and Maroon Five are always go-tos but if I’m heading out it’s some Pitbull or JT. I’m also not afraid to self-identify as a “Swiftie,” and a “Belieber.” And you always need some classic AC/DC, Kiss, and Judas Priest. Not sure what category the Beastie Boys fall into but they deserve a mention, too.
MY KARAOKE SONG IS… Anything by Bon Jovi, of course. I think it’s a law that one must sing “Livin on a Prayer” while performing karaoke within state limits. No?
I LOVE WORKING AT CMBC BECAUSE… Have you met my coworkers?! Each one of them brings a different life story, humor, and personality to work and I get to enjoy them all, I have the best family at CMBC.
IF I WERE A CMBC BEER, I WOULD BE… Devil’s Reach. I’m an unassumingly strong blonde who can sneak up on you and cause silly behavior and laughter.