Welcome to the Brew Tub Blog!
Hey there friends! This blog will be all about the Bathtub Row Community. We will use it to keep up with Co-Op events and proceedings, give updates on our beers, and introduce you to the staff that make this place so great!
If you've been in the Brewing Co-Op, you've mostly likely seen our fearless leader, Jason Fitzpatrick, working hard, having a quality-control pint, and taking in the success of Bathtub Row. Here's a brief conversation to help you get to know the man behind the beard.
Where are you from?
Gilbert, Arizona. Born and raised.
What do you do at BTR?
My title is General Manager and that results in being a jack-of-all-trades. Accounting, Staff Hiring/Management, Ordering, Design, Merchandising, PR, Advertising, etcetera.
Favorite BTR beer?
How long have you been in the craft brew game and how did you get into it?
Attending college in the Midwest, I drank mostly Hamm's, Miller High Life, and Old Style. I started serving craft beer in Los Angeles in 2007. I worked as a bartender at a specialty wine/craft beer/craft burger joint named 25 Degrees, and my first pint of Smoked Porter sparked my life's work.
If you weren't working in beer, what would you be doing? Other than being a lumberjack of course...
I've never been one for a desk job, so I suppose I would be a swim coach.
Where is the coolest place you've drunk a beer?
Sitting on the banks of the Firth of Forth in Scotland. (My grandfather grew up there.)
If you could drink a beer with anyone who would it be?
My three brothers. We've shared many pints, but there is no one in the world I'd rather drink with.
Who would win in a fight between Spiderman and Batman?
I'd choose Christian Bale over Tobey Maguire anytime.
Would you rather: lose your left hand or never be able to drink a beer again?
I nearly lost my left thumb in a crossbow accident and beer helped me with the couple months of healing. I'd choose beer.
Any fun facts about you?
I have an identical twin brother.