What I do: Keep it evolving.
Favorite Bands: Cracker • Golden Smog • ALO • Peter Tosh • Lynard Skynyrd • Lucinda Williams • Johnny Cash • Portugal the Man • Richie Havens • Beach House • Sly • Wilco • The Black Keys • Dylan • Bright Eyes • Ween • The Specials • Dr. Dog • Eels • Felice Brothers • G. Love • Radiohead • Greg Allman • Selector • The Weepies • Jackson Brown • The Jayhawks • Hendrix • Jimmy Cliff • John Lennon • Citizen Cope • Sean Hayes • Weezer • Leon • Lou Reed • M. Ward • Cat Stevens • Meat Puppets • The Meters • Mott the Hoople • Neil Young • Pinback • Ry Cooder
Deep thoughts: Beer goes with everything.
Don't miss: Our Jackie Greene show during the holidays.
Job title: Executive Rock Star Chef.
Favorite band: FOO FIGHTERS.
Brief thought, memory, monk moment: Cooking for Fritz Maytag and watching the Saints win the super-bowl all in one day!!
Don't miss: Hopmonk Brewmaster dinners.
What I do: Lots and lots of paperwork ---- our peeps need to get paid!
Favorite beers: Rogue Dead Guy, or Lagunitas Hop Stoopid (if I am feeling stooooopid).
Favorite band: Social Distortion
Don't miss: the drive/ride to the coast on Coleman Valley Road.
Job title: General Manager, Sebastopol a.k.a. Manager of Gods and the Universe and resident open mic host. I also buy the beer.
Favorite beer: The one in front of me.
Favorite bands: Wow! This is a Toughie. Del McCoury, Richard Thompson, Tom Waits, Steve Earl, Ray Charles, Megadeth!. actually not so much, Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Iris DeMent and way too many more.
Brief thought, memory, Monk moment: Lee Rocker slappin' the crap out of his upright bass.
Don't miss: Hwy 1 between Bodega Bay and Jenner.
a.k.a. The Party Girl
What I do: General Manager + Group Events
Favorite beer: Load me up on the Belgium's - but my Favorite is Trappistes Rochefort 10.
Favorite bands: Fleetwood Mac (past) Nickelback (current).
Deep thoughts: Live every day like it's your last!
Don't miss: Napa Valley Wine Train.
Job title: Talent buyer / music manager / dj.
Favorite beer: Guinness.
Favorite bands: Fat Freddy's Drop / Balkan Beat Box.
Deep thoughts: Obstacle are tests... difficulties are lessons... impossibilities are invitations.
Don't miss: Thrive Yoga / Funk & Flash.
Favorite beers: Shiner Bock is my at home go to session beer. When out and about I love to try any and all kinds of beer. Love RRBC Damnation, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice, New Belgium 2 Below and many, many more.
Job title: Executive Assistant / Shift Manager / Lead Server
Favorite bands: Tom Petty, Grateful Dead, Judas Priest, Metallica, The Beatles, The Mills Brothers, BareNaked Ladies, Glenn Miller, Queen, Kid Rock, Garth Brooks, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Jerry Hannan..…Very eclectic. From Classical to Country. Hard Rock to Oldies. "Music is so important. It changes thinking, it influences everybody, whether they know it or not. Music knows no boundary lines." - Irving Berlin
Deep Thoughts: At the end of the day….”Nothing left to do but, Smile, smile, SMILE!” – (Grateful Dead)
Hopmonk memory: The failed balloon drop at our first NYE in the Abbey! With Anthony climbing the rafters to drop the balloons 30-45 seconds after the clock struck twelve!
Job title: Bartender/FOH Manager
Favorite beers: RRBC Salvation and Pliny, North Coast Le Merle, Bosteels Tripel Kameliet, St Bernardus Abt 12, anything from Dogfishhead... I give up. There are just too many.
Favorite bands: Not even going to try... I love Jazz and funk. Wayne Shorter and Dave Holland are my heroes.
Hopmonk memory: Meeting Les Claypool
Don’t miss: Any opportunity to drink beer
Job title:Bar Manager/Bar Tender
Favorite beers: Brothers Thelonious, St. Bernardus, Ciders!, Duchesse, Moylan’s Kiltlifter, Young’s Double choc. Stout, Budweiser Blueberry Lager (yea, yea I know!! But I love their blueberry crap!!), Skrimshaw Pils, Kirin Light, Corona Light
Favorite bands: The Beatles, Mumford & Sons, Eddie Vedder/Pearl Jam, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Big Band/Swing, Patsy Cline, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Jazz, Beach Boys, Carribean Reggae, to name a few!
Deep Thoughts: Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting it to kill your enemy. Work to Live! Don’t live to Work!. Live life to the fullest, laugh often, and Love like you want to be loved. Try to have a positive influence on at least one person everyday.
Don’t miss: The mustard in the vineyards on a gray and cloudy day when there is that bit of sunshine pouring through a cloud break. Breathtaking.