Shortly before the soft opening, John Oxley walked into the Fernweh taproom—and never looked back. (Okay, we usually let him leave at night.) His conversation with one of the owners morphed into an impromptu interview. And even though there wasn’t a formal job available, John got along so well with everyone that we found a spot for him. John started out by working security and is now the Assistant Taproom Manager, which sees him doing everything from serving customers to throwing kegs around.
John describes his job as a stroke of good luck. “The product is spectacular, the team is delightful, and our customer base is awesome,” he says. “I’ve worked in a lot of bars, and this is the nicest crowd I’ve ever been around.”