Name: Jessica (“Jess”) Manning
Date Started with TBM: Late May of 2014
What got you interested in Beer: The first serving gig I had. I was under the drinking age at the time, so instead of tasting beer to describe it to guests, I had to study by reading up on styles, breweries, the process, and care. I’ve been addicted to that form of learning ever since. The depth of the industry and complexities of beer itself are what made me want to learn every day, leading me to my employment here.
What is you (latest) favorite beer: Wild Brewing Co. Evolver IPA, but I don’t discriminate.
What makes TBM special: The Beer Market provides a platform for me to work with any kind of drinker. From “beer connoisseurs” to guests who have never even had a craft beer before, I can introduce them to something new. Our inventory at each store is huge, making my guest’s options expansive and realistically, never ending. That’s pretty cool.
What would you like the world to know about TBM: While we are a small piece of a huge industry, we all go to great lengths to educate ourselves for our guests. From the craft beer bars I go to, I personally do not usually get that personalized of service that we provide here.
Anything else quirky and fun?: Not sure if it’s “quirky or fun” but I realized as of recent I love the brewing industry because beer doesn’t have gender, race, politic, or biased creed. That’s something I can get into.
Favorite Food to eat with beer: Depends on the beer, but really anything, especially if that anything is a second beer.