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Meet the Crew: Discover the Faces and Stories behind Who We Are and What We Do.

I love our production team right now. We have a very solid crew. Everyone knows what they’re doing. Nobody has to be asked what to do twice. We all make fun of each other but everyone knows what to do and when to do it. We’re pretty happy with production.” — Paul Hamill

STORY

Our Reformation Crew is the backbone of who we are and what we do. They are often the unknown faces and stories behind the well-known places and products you love. You can’t taste our drinks or enjoy our spaces without interacting with one of our incredible crew members.

This is why we are launching a brand new series starting this May highlighting our crew and featuring their stories called, “Meet the Crew.” Each month, we will feature 1 crew member in a blog post and a fun video on social media to share their unique roles and personalities.

FEATURING: Paul Hamill, Lead Brewer/Head Distiller

For our next crew member, we want to introduce you to Paul Hamill, our Lead Brewer/Head Distiller responsible for the overall production of our Craft Spirits line of products. You have probably seen Paul in Woodstock or most likely Canton – our production headquarters – distilling vodka or gin, telling cheesy dad jokes, embellishing his Irish charm, picking on his fellow production crew mates, or kicking back one of his favorite Reformation libations (a Reformation IPA or our new London Dry Gin).

When Paul’s not raising spirits he can be found making homemade guitars, enjoying the outdoors with his wife, or cooking up something delicious in a backyard bbq.

Get to know Paul and what makes him who he is in the conversation below.

And, watch the FULL VIDEO on our YouTube channel. Share it from our Instagram page.


GET TO KNOW PAUL HAMILLFun Q&A

Do you have a fun nickname at work?

No, not really.

How would you change your title?

The director of all the things nobody else wants to do. Messy and uncomfortable, I’ll do any of those. I’ll do anything that is necessary.

Where are you from and where do you call home?

Eastern Tennessee, the deep South (haha)! I am originally from Belfast, Ireland. But, I have now lived in the States since 1997. I have been in Atlanta all that time. In the last year, I have lived up near Canton. It feels like home up there and we are enjoying it.

What is your favorite Reformation beer and the most underrated?

My favorite of all time or go-to used to be Atlas – our original IPA, a rye IPA. I really loved that. We stopped making that for a couple of reasons. My go-to now is our Reformation IPA. It’s a good solid IPA. I also drink our Lagers – we have nice New Zealand Lagers. I like our Cold One.

What are some hidden talents or special interests?

During the Covid lockdown, I taught myself how to make solid-body electric guitars. I made a couple of those from blocks of wood, a neckpiece, and a fingerboard. I can shave and put together an electric guitar.

Is a hotdog a sandwich?

Yes, an unpleasant sandwich but a sandwich. I would top it with everything on it: tomato, mustard, sauerkraut, relish, the whole thing to hide the taste of animal parts.

Who makes you laugh the most at work?

That’s a good question. Who makes me laugh the most or who do I laugh at the most? Everyone is funny at the brewery. We try and have a good time. Currently, I pick on Kyle. I won’t say what I say to him because it gets unpleasant (laugh). He’s fine with all this picking unless he has a heavy flow day and then I back off a bit (laugh).

Favorite place to enjoy a great drink with friends?

Reformation, especially in Canton.

What is one thing you love about Reformation culture?

You can come up to Reformation anytime, any day and there will always be somebody there to talk to whether it’s a friend, a local, or a regular. Everyone is so happy and welcoming here.

Famous person dead or alive you would spend the day with?

I would say, Ed Sheeran. I watched his show on Disney+. He seems like a really nice guy. He was in Atlanta recently and mistakenly went to SweetWater Brewery (haha) had a couple of pints, went behind the bar, served some beers, and played a couple of songs, he seems a really nice guy and has his own guitar company in Northern Ireland.

Paul in the brewhouse of our Woodstock taproom.



Want to join our incredible crew and get in on the excitement? Send in your resume at the link below to apply: https://reformationbrewery.com/careers/

Subscribe to our blog and follow us on social media to stay connected to everything Reformation and this exciting series.

Meet the Crew: Discover the Faces and Stories behind Who We Are and What We Do.

“You can come up to Reformation anytime, any day and there will always be somebody there to talk to whether it’s a friend, a local, or a regular. Everyone is so happy and welcoming here.” — Danica Clark

STORY

Our Reformation Crew is the backbone of who we are and what we do. They are often the unknown faces and stories behind the well-known places and products you love. You can’t taste our drinks or enjoy our spaces without interacting with one of our incredible crew members.

This is why we are launching a brand new series starting this May highlighting our crew and featuring their stories called, “Meet the Crew.” Each month, we will feature 1-2 crew members in a blog post and a fun video on social media to share their unique roles and personalities.

FEATURING: Danica Clark, Woodstock Venue Coordinator

For the kick-off to this series, we want to introduce you to Danica Clark, our Woodstock Venue Coordinator responsible for the overall condition of the Woodstock taproom as well as staff and service execution. You have probably seen Danica in Woodstock serving guests with a smile, gladly guiding their beer decisions, laughing with her fellow crew members, and working hard to keep things running smoothly and looking great.

When she’s not serving our guests, Danica can be found enjoying the outdoors with her husband Paul, fur baby life with her dog Cowboy, searching for tasty pickles, or hanging with her friends over a skinny margarita.

Get to know Danica and what makes her who she is in the conversation below.

And, watch this fun video on our YouTube channel. Share it from our Instagram page.

GET TO KNOW DANICA CLARKFun Q&A

Do you have a fun nickname at work?

Yes, they call me Danny, Danimals, Danny Bananny, Alex calls me Dannacan, so yeah, I have a lot.

Where are you from and where do you call home?

I grew up in Kennesaw – I went to school and college down there. I recently moved to Woodstock, Georgia, and fell in love with it and call it my home now.

What is your favorite Reformation beer and the most underrated?

My favorite of all time – we had a vegan blueberry milkshake IPA or our honeydew Kolsch. The most underrated is Stark. Once the weather hits 65 degrees, a nice Stark is very crisp, easy to drink, but still warms you; it’s great.

What are some hidden talents or special interests?

I know sign language as well as I was a clogger for about 20 years. It was so fun – I started when I was two-and-a-half. I had a great team. We went to competitions and won state, went to nationals and I was on the state team. It was very fun.

Favorite time of year?

Late Autumn.

Favorite place to vacation?

Vail, Colorado.

What is the best thing that coworkers say you bring to the crew?

My leadership style and positive attitude.

Favorite place to enjoy a great drink with friends?

Anywhere we can get a great margarita. As long as it’s a skinny margarita, on the rocks, with sugar on the rim.

What’s a fun fact about you according to your husband?

Her husband Paul says, “She’s the best dog mom around and the best passenger princess on long road trips.”

Favorite walk-up music and why?

“Man, I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain. If you know me, you know that’s it. It’s the only song I do karaoke to. Once I hear the intro, I’m up, and I’m singing, I love it!

Favorite movie of all time?

Forest Gump. I quote the “run, Forest, run” all the time. I quote it anytime I see somebody running.

Who is your absolute favorite person at work?

[Laugh] My husband would kill me if I don’t say him, but it differs from day to day.

What is one thing you love about Reformation culture?

You can come up to Reformation anytime, any day and there will always be somebody there to talk to whether it’s a friend, a local, or a regular. Everyone is so happy and welcoming here.

Reformation is very passionate about being North Georgia Made and all things outdoors. What is something you love doing in the outdoors?

I love going paddleboarding on the lake – specifically Lake Allatoona. Taking the dogs hiking. The boat. I just like to be outside in the sun.


Want to join our incredible crew and get in on the excitement? Send in your resume at the link below to apply: https://reformationbrewery.com/careers/

Subscribe to our blog and follow us on social media to stay connected to everything Reformation and this exciting series.

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