Say Hi to Becca
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They say that behind every great man there’s a great woman and the same applies when it comes to any BrewDog bars thanks to our Project Manager, Rebecca. Equipped with a pink BrewDog hard hat and a nose for craft beer awesomeness, Rebecca is tasked with raising our growing family of BrewDog bars up and down the country.
With James, onsite in Camden.
So how exactly did someone like Rebecca – the self-branded ‘loveable trashy blonde’ - become the driving force behind BrewDog’s craft beer bar mission?
“I’ve been working in the bar industry for 10 years now, which I consider to be an achievement. What started off as a means of maximising my time in the pub without being branded an alcoholic soon became a passion. Interacting with customers and meeting new people has always appealed to me; it’s a very social job, albeit one with unsocial hours.
“I was working as a manager in a BrewDog stockist when I saw from the blog that the company were opening a bar in Aberdeen. I knew working there would be my dream job, even if it meant having to become a regular member of bar staff again, so I sent James my CV, crossed my fingers and sipped nervously on a 5am Saint while I waited to hear back. After working at BrewDog Aberdeen for a few months I was promoted to Project Manager for the Bar Division and have never looked back.”
Responsible for the successful launch of our craft beer hubs in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and – shortly, London; Rebecca’s role as Project Manager takes her right across the country and involves everything from sourcing reclaimed gym flooring to reliable brickies:
“My job, in a nutshell, involves wearing a pink BrewDog hardhat and shouting at builders! Seriously, as far as I’m concerned I have the most exciting job in the company - possibly even the known universe. I get to move all around the country, working on the front lines to ensure that new BrewDog bars open on time and are aweosme.'
“On a day-to-day basis I liaise with all the contractors and companies who are involved with creating a new bar, from architects and joiners, lighting suppliers to bricklayers. Luckily for me, we have a great team of BrewDog builders at JBC who work their socks off and make my job a whole lot easier.
“I also have to make sure the new bars are stocked with everything they need to operate, such as fridges, reclaimed gym flooring, fire extinguishers and stools, right down to little things like bottle openers and pizza cutters. You can walk into any BrewDog bar, point at something and I can tell you where it came from!
“I’m currently working on our next bar in Camden (@BrewDogCamden on Twitter) which is due to open in December as an early Christmas present for our London fans. It’s hard to describe the feeling you get the day a new bar opens and you see all your hard work come together. It’s like giving birth, but without all the screaming and morphine and dilation. Actually, it’s nothing like giving birth come to think of it.'
BrewDog Glasgow, undergoing rennovations - a project which Becca managed.
As well as being charged with opening and equipping all of our bars for the craft beer revolution, Rebecca – like everyone at BrewDog – is also responsible for spreading the 'word', which she boasts an interesting female perspective on:
“There are plenty of women who are into craft beer and a lot of women who champion it, such as beer writer Melissa Cole, but I fear a lot of people, men and women, are put off by the perception of beer as all they’ve experienced are either bland lagers or stuffy, tasteless ales. There is nothing more satisfying than having someone come to the bar, claiming they don’t like beer and totally changing their perceptions and seeing them walk away with a top-notch beer. I welcome the day when beer isn’t perceived as a guy’s drink. Good beer should be for everyone!”
With the ability to change people’s perceptions of what constitutes ‘good beer’ a big part of the BrewDog raison d’etre, there are also bigger issues at hand. So what can people do to show their support for craft beer amidst a whirlwind of mediocrity and general economic uncertainy?:
"Join Equity For Punks! For a start because there are only 10% of shares left! It’s a chance to really get involved in something that you’re passionate about as well as helping finance something truly incredible without having to get the banks involved. I was there last year for the AGM and that experience alone is worth investing for. I was happy to invest my own money in a company that can only go from strength to strength and was recently named in a recent industry report as being the fastest growing brewery in the UK."
Want to say hi to BrewDog's Project Manager? Drop Rebecca an email at 'email@example.com'
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- Well I've been obsessed with the song since I was about 10 (I'm now 28) so it would be a poor effort if I didn't know all the words! I was more impressed with my mate singing along with all the guitar parts... Wilson18.11.2011
- We are all fans of your bat out of hell performance!! who knows all the words to that song?! it's like 20 min long?!??!!! to wilson17.11.2011
- My singing has never been complimented before! Tho i should add it wasn't just me, two of my friends were also involved doing singing/imstrumentation/sounn effects too.
Yes, that was me. It was brilliant!Becca BrewDog AKA Crumbles15.11.2011
- I believe it may have been Becca who was impressed by my singalong to Bat Out of Hell in Brewdog Edinburgh a few months ago. Wilson15.11.2011
- Hi to Becca
- Mmm. Beautiful Becca. Casanova15.11.2011
- Best interview yet!! Way to represent!!! LOVE YOU! edawg15.11.2011
- We all love you Crumbles!! Rocking the pink hard hat :D maxi squishes from me and the rest o the bar xx
- <3 Crumbles Christ15.11.2011
- The photos of Camden look awesome. Visited BrewDog Glasgow last weekend and it rocked. Awesome draft beers and great guest bottles.
I need to find a pink punk hat!
- SOOOOO excited for Camden to open.
Where will be next?
- One of my favourite BrewDog team members. Becca rocks!