It’s been a while since the last blog post and an even busier summer, but the warm sunny days are over and we’re barreling head first into football season, pumpkin beers, spice brews and the holiday season. But let’s take a second to get y’all up to speed on what we’ve been up to over the past few months….
First, we had a complete blast at the 2013 Savannah Craft Brew Festival this year. You could not have asked for a better event and our booth was a rockin’ the ENTIRE TIME with new and old friends alike. The only complaint is that we were so busy that we couldn’t try all of the brews on tap. We’ve already looking forward to being there again next year.
Sorry for the crummy picture, we were too busy to take a proper one!
Following that we packed up and hit the road for the ATL for the 2013 Great Atlanta Beer Fest at Turner Field, which is always a good time. We saw some familiar faces and were happy to meet some of the newer brewers up in the capital city. Atlanta’s already has a serious craft beer scene and there’s more remarkable stuff brewing for the coming year.
Our tent is the blue one on the right.
Once we got past those shows we were looking forward to a few days of R&R but that was not gonna happen. The big wheel kept on turning and we partnered up with the Liquid Wrench brand for a HUGE promotional deal where they gave out our key chain sized Bottle Wrenches to attendees of the 2013 World Maker Fair.
All of this along craziness along with our daily shop work has kept us more than busy, but we’ve still got a few surprises in the works. The next big thing is “Mission Movember 2013” and there will be more updates on that one later.
Welcome to "Shop Talk" which is the new blog for the Bottle Wrench team. We're excited to be able to share more info about us, shop news, cool articles, and what we're getting into. This is sure to change over time, so enjoy the ride.
With this being our first post it seems like a great way to start is by introducing the crew. So sit back, pry open a cold one, and meet the family.
Here's a few of the people that make the Bottle Wrench Bottle Opener happen...
Jake C. -
Jake is the inventor of The Bottle Wrench and started our company with a few tools, a cold beverage, and a computer. Now he runs the day to day operations of the shop and runs the social media for us. Did you see that cool Twitter post or Facebook link? Yeah, that was Jake.
A little know fact about Jake is that he has been making/fixing things his whole life. If something is broken and you need it fixed call Jake.
Matt M. -
Matt joined the crew via an introduction of a friend to a friend to a friend and now runs the sales department for us. He makes sure that our retail buddies are nice and happy while maintaing an amazing man beard.
Cool fact, before joining the team he worked on TV shows and movie productions. (Yes, he is in fact a movie star).
Jim W. -
Jim got on board after a "business" meeting one afternoon at a local watering hole. Jim slings Wrenches on our sales team and has been know to roll up his sleeves and help out in the shop when needed.
Jim just had a beautiful daughter. Scratch that, his wife had their daughter and not Jim. That would have been strange.
Grant G. -
Grant is the one guy that keeps this place in business as the shop accountant. If Grant was not around we would have blown all of the shop's profits on that sweet pirate ship that was for sale a few weeks ago.
Grant has a pool, so if it's nice and sunny he's your new best friend. He is also the master of the company corn hole set.
Kristen C. -
Kristen was crazy enough to marry our founder Jake in 2010 and helps out around the shop when she's not at her real job. She can do it all from forming Wrenches to packing orders while keeping the guys in line at the same time.
FYI, Kristen is learning to become a bee keeper.
Roxie the Shop Dog -
Roxie has been a part of the crew from day one. She's a lab mixed with a basset hound.
She mostly naps, eats anything, and barks at bugs these days.
What's going on around the shop, upcoming events, news, and other ramblings.