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Volunteer Spotlight – Episode 2 – JAK and Karla

Volunteer Spotlight – Episode 2 – JAK and Karla

Can you believe you have seen our smiling faces at almost every tour for the last 18 months? Might as well get a little closer to us, we aren’t going anywhere…we’ve already probably shared a beer or two with you. We are Jak and Karla veteran volunteers here at Martin House Brewing Company , our happiest place on earth.  We have been happily married for over 18 years and have two dogs & one cat as our fur babies. Jak started really getting into craft beer a few years ago and spent many nights trying to convince me that the beers my daddy drank are not the beers crafted today. Finally I had a sip or two and off I went drinking any stout ,bock, porter or other dark beer I could find . Now, we base our vacations off of what breweries are going to be near where we want to go. Isn’t love grand?!!! The love and care that MHBC put into every batch of their delicious nectar is one of the reasons we continue to come back and sing their praises every chance we get. We love this place and we want you to love it to. We try to make every tour the best tour ever,  one you will  tell your friends about. So come on down don’t be shy let us pour you a beer but watch out Jak is a hugger, especially when he is wearing his PINK HAT! If you would like to join our volunteer crew, email: info@martinhousebrewing.com ...
ChPena, Chizy P, Peeners, or plain ol’ Chelsea

ChPena, Chizy P, Peeners, or plain ol’ Chelsea

What up, Fort Worth?! I’m Chelsea, or Peeners, or ChPena, or Chizy P, or the Brewery Mom to some. I am the newest, and FIRST, female hire, and I serve as the Event Coordinator at this great establishment. I am a tomboy at heart and grew up with 2 older brothers who never took it easy on me in little ol’ Red Oak, TX. I am a HUGE animal lover. My friends joke and say that I have “animal radar” and will find and pet any animal in a 1 mile radius. I played every sport you can think of growing up and finally realized that my true love was volleyball. I made my way through college playing volleyball and trying to not get caught partying on the weekends by my coaches. Martin House took this to mean that I could hang with the bros and keep them in line, I guess. I started volunteering in April of 2014 at Martin House and fell in love with the amazing group of people working here. It was truly like being welcomed into a new beer-loving family! I came here knowing very little bit about craft beer, except that I liked it. I learned to choke down Bud Light back in the day since my brother was a sales rep and I was a poor college kid who would drink anything thrown her way. One day, after years of growing up in a small town drinking “beer” at field parties and backroading, my dad wanted to share a beer and “talk”. He handed me a Shiner and that was my gateway into...
Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, and Dylan

Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, and Dylan

My name is Dylan Stefanos, and I am professionally known as a one of the Sales Bros at Martin House Brewing Company, but I am also one of the 5 greatest rappers alive (the others are: Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, and Dylan). I spit hot fire. In typical Dylan fashion this bio is about 11 months overdue. Good thing there’s no late fee. The history of Dylan begins in Royse City, TX, which is on the east side of Dallas. Cody is my brother, so I’ve been around the brewery more or less since things got started, but eventually I got tired of drinking his beer for free and decided that maybe he should pay me to do it. In all seriousness I fell in love with craft beer, Martin House, and Fort Worth. I decided to move to Fort Worth and start down the long path of volunteering. I started volunteering the summer of 2014, moved into doing deliveries in January 2015, and now I’m the Sales Bro that you know and love. Likes: Texas Rangers, Harleys, disk golf, hacky sack, long walks on the beach, drinking beers, and doing sales deals. To know me is to drink beers with me. That’s usually what you’ll find me doing at tours and festivals, along with the aforementioned hacky sack. I’m lucky that I get to spend my time spreading the gospel of great beer and that I have the opportunity to meet awesome folks along the...
All About Easy E

All About Easy E

My name is Eric Olveda, but I also go by E. I joined the MHBC crew on July 8, 2015. I have been in the beverage industry for 9 years now, but it wasn’t until I joined MHBC that I actually enjoyed going to work. Like most, I was into watered down beer and never bothered with the good stuff. It wasn’t until my dad, Roger Rodriguez, had taken me to a tour of the brewery, that I really started noticing craft beer. A little about me: I began in San Antonio but ended up living in Fort Worth for most of my life. It’s where I met and married my awesome wife, Rachel, and we had our daughter, Sophia. I’m all about family and good friends. I enjoy going camping, exploring, barbequing, and hunting at our family’s ranch. I’m also an avid sports fan and enjoy a basketball and a football game when I can. It’s all about Texas,...
Volunteer Spotlight – Episode 1 – Robs

Volunteer Spotlight – Episode 1 – Robs

Robin “Robs” Turner My name is Robin but around the brewery everyone calls me Robs. I started volunteering with MHBC after my bestie boo, Chelsea, told me how much fun it is. I was definitely hesitant due to my lack of beer knowledge, but they quickly taught me! The Martin House brew crew is fantastic people and delicious beers and I wouldn’t change the last year for anything!  If you would like to join our volunteer crew, email:...
How MHBC does GABF.

How MHBC does GABF.

Been psyching myself up with some Public Enemy and now I’m going to try to describe the awesomeness that is GABF, the Great American Beer Festival. This was our second year to go as a brewery and my first year to attend, easily a once in a lifetime experience. I’ll set the scene: Denver, CO. Over 5,100 feet above sea level. One of America’s craft beer meccas. 5 MHBC boys with a seemingly infinite amount of beer and beautiful country to look at. It feels like everywhere you look is a John Denver song or a quote from Dumb and Dumber, we were in heaven. All of our craft beer bros from TX were there, from our Brewery peeps over at Collective, Lakewood, Community and Panther Island to our besties over at Bearded lady (there’s not enough text on this document to mention all the awesome people we saw/met). We drove our little minivan the 12-hour drive from Funkytown through Raton Pass in New Mexico up past the Rockies straight into the heart of beer country. After a rowdy first night over at Declaration Brewing and keeping Tony Drewery awake over at the Beerliner we awoke at the crack of noon and made our way over to the sweet greasy elixir known as hangover brunch. We spent the rest of the afternoon prepping for the first official night of the festival, setting up our booth and chatting with our amazing volunteers. Once we got it kicked off we walked around with sample cup in hand, all with a different tactic in mind. I was only having sours and stouts...
Why do we have to number our Mustache Mikes?

Why do we have to number our Mustache Mikes?

Hello MHBC enthusiasts, my name is Mike “Mustache Mike #1” Coutu. Not too long ago my wife told me that I should pursue something that I was passionate about and made me truly happy, when I told her I wanted to work in the craft beer industry she supported my decision 100% (SURPRISINGLY). I immediately put my name out in the volunteer pool and started volunteering at Martin House. My time in the Navy was almost up and after over a year volunteering I was offered a position at MHBC. After 8 years in the Navy I can say that working for this brewery is a dream come true. One of the greatest aspects that attracted me to Martin House is how they treat you like family and REALLY care about GREAT beer. I have to thank my beautiful wife Emily for putting up with me while I pursue my dream. She has been by my side for over 8 years now and I love her more than anything. I love beers, good music, running, getting tattooed, hiking, traveling, good friends and family, and my 3 fur babies.  If you see me out and about delivering the nectar of the gods, yell my name and we’ll get a...
Extra Martin House Glasses?

Extra Martin House Glasses?

Guest Blogger and MHBC Superfan, Andrea Hay, shows us what to do with them. Like many Martin House Brewing Company enthusiasts, my husband Matt and I have accumulated quite the assortment of the can-shaped glasses that we have collected at the brewery tours. With tours happening on both Thursdays and Saturdays, our collection really started to get out of control. We have already replaced all of our standard glassware with Martin House glasses, so what now? Here are a few simple ideas to help you get your extra glasses out of the cupboard and out on display. PLANTERS What you need: potting soil, small stones or gravel, a small plant (succulents and herbs work best) You can pretty much see the pictures and know what to do here. The key is to make sure you have about an inch of small stones or gravel to keep water from collecting at the bottom of the glass and growing mold. DECORATIVE SAND CANDLES What you need: tea light candles, colored craft sand This turned out to be my favorite of all the things I tried in Martin House glasses. It’s super simple and inexpensive, but still looks great. You can buy the colored sand at a craft store, and it’s as simple as layering the colors of sand as you like. The only trick is to put the candle in when the sand is roughly halfway filling the glass, then fill the area between the candle and the glass so that the candle is secure. Themed colors here, Denver Broncos colors for me and Batman colors for Matt! For the effect...
Meet Mustache Mike 2.

Meet Mustache Mike 2.

My name is Michael Welsh AKA Mike AKA Mustache Mike #2. I also answer to The King of Memes (although gifs are really resonating with me right now). I joined MHBC officially official on January 6, 2015, but I have been loitering around the building for over a year now. My wife and I came to the first Thursday tour and the rest is history. We started volunteering on Saturdays, which eventually led to me volunteering on weekdays, helping out with cleaning and canning and whatever else needed to be done. I was offered the position of Packaging Specialist the day after Christmas, and 2015 was the start of an awesome experience working with this motley crew. A little about me: I’m from Fort Worth, with a few detours here and there, including a little world travel related to my service in the United States Marine Corps. I’m married to the coolest person I know, Sarah AKA Hutch, and we share a home with our two cats, Augustus Von Gutenburg III (Goose, if you’re nasty) and Miss Bootsey. Hutch and I spend most of our time drinking beer, watching movies, and traveling near and far for kickass live music and...

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