Brittney Donohue (New Belgium Area Manager for KY & Southern Ohio) joins John and Michael in this David-less episode of Kentucky Commons! We chat about Brittney's beginnings in beer, food pairings, the Bell's acquisition, the *new* Fat Tire, and all things New Belgium.
Brittney has been a lover of beer since her first sip of Chimay Grande Reserve almost 20 years ago. As a fine dining restaurant manager in Chicago, her passion for pairing dishes with beer instead of wine led her to The Publican, a restaurant inspired by a European Beer Hall, where she could hone in on the craft. Ready to immerse herself completely in the three-tier system of the beer world, she joined Beer House Distributing in her hometown of Louisville, KY. She was able to connect with beer makers all over the world before setting her sights on an employee-owned company using their business as a force for good. She helped launch New Belgium in Kentucky and currently serves as the Area Manager for KY and Southern Ohio, focusing on distribution management, profitability, and all the warm fuzzies that drinking a beautifully crafted, world-class beer can offer.
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