While we eagerly await the arrival of Jimmy Valm, our new Director of Brewing Operations, we’ll lay some other (very exciting) staff-related announcements on you.
In December, we introduced you to 27-year-old Bill McCaughey — Cape May native, member of the National Guard, and former beertender at CMBC. At that time, he became a part-time sales representative for us in Philadelphia. But there’s been so much interest in our product in the city of brotherly love, we recently updated Bill’s relationship-with-CMBC status to full-time. After celebrating by drinking some Coastal Evacuation and having dinner with his mom (it was her birthday – aw!), he talked to us about his expanded role.
“It feels like a breath of fresh air,” he said. “This is a job worth giving up the shore in summer for.”
Another addendum to the CMBC roster? New driver Andrew Monastra.
When we caught up him about his new job, the 28-year-old Wildwood native was in a less-than-celebratory situation — he was having his six-month-old German shepherd/shar pei/lab mix neutered. Recent days have been full of unpleasantness for Andrew – his first week on the job, he experienced two flat tires on one vehicle and a broken lift gate on the other. The latter left him stranded behind a Somer’s Point Applebee’s for two hours.
But, Andrew says, it didn’t bring him down.
“I’ve been cooking since I was 18 years old,” he told us. “For the last six years, I was chef at the Bolero Resort in Wildwood. I needed something different, and this has been great. Everyone who works at the brewery is awesome, and it’s so nice to be out of the kitchen.”
Andrew’s not really a beer drinker, but he says he likes CMBC’s Honey Porter. Hopefully, he spends tonight sipping his favorite beer, recovering from his first week, and doling out the belly rubs.