The Six Mile Bridge Blog

Meet Our New Sales Director, Shane!

November 29th, 2018 by

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Hey, everyone! Say hello to Shane Cox, our new Sales Director!

Shane’s already been with us now for a couple of months so we figured it’s about time to tell you all about him. Outside of the brewery, he’s a proud father of three daughters (ages 16, 17 and 19) and has a law degree (JD) from Southern Illinois University School of Law. He puts that degree to use by being an Adjunct Instructor for Missouri Baptist University for over 10 years, teaching both undergrad business courses as well as MBA courses. And if all of that isn’t enough, he’s also been a karaoke and wedding DJ for the last 10 years!  When he’s not doing a dozen side hustles, he likes playing volleyball, singing karaoke and drinking great beer.

Wanna know a little more? We did too, so we asked Shane six relevant questions and 6 questions that are absolutely irrelevant in every way. Here’s what he had to say.

What’s your favorite beer at Six Mile Bridge?
DDH Citra IPA. I am somewhat of a hop head typically. I am really looking forward to our newest IPA due out in the spring of 2019.

Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses or one horse sized duck?
This is a pretty tough question as ducks are pretty mean and a horse sized duck would be pretty tough to overcome. With that said, 100 sets of tiny horse hooves would also be destructive. I’m going to have to fight the giant duck. The tiny horses would just be too damn cute to beat up on!

How many years have you been in the beer industry?
I started in this crazy industry in 2015 and have put in many 60 and 70 hour work weeks to find success!

Is a hot dog a sandwich?
I am going with yes on this one as long as its on a bun.

Do you prefer draft, cans or bottles?
Always draft! If I get a can or bottle I always have to pour it in a glass.

If you had to eat one food, every single meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Prime Rib of course!

What was the first beer you ever had?
This is the toughest of all of these questions. It really takes some thought as I am getting old and that was a very long time ago. I think it was either a Milwaukee’s Best or a Natural Light. I couldn’t afford a Bell’s Two Hearted Ale back then!

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With his South African accent, what percent of the time can you actually understand Ryan?
I would say about 70% on this one. I do often say, “What was that?” during our conversations.

Where were you working before coming to Six Mile Bridge?
I was the Sales Director with 4204 Main Street Brewing Company prior to joining Six Mile Bridge.

What sport would be the funniest to add a mandatory amount of alcohol to?
I’m gonna go with Curling since everyone seems to have accepted it as a sport. Has to be either this or kickball.

Have you ever dabbled in homebrewing?
I have not dabbled in homebrewing. I work many jobs and have lots of daughters in sports. My free time is non-existent.

What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?
There are so many! The average lifespan of a MLB baseball is 7 pitches!

You’ll see Shane basically everywhere around the city. He’ll be at our brewery from time to time sending emails or grabbing samples, at local bars and restaurants sharing those samples, and a bunch of other places spreading the good word of Six Mile Bridge. So now if you see him out and about, be sure to say hello.

Cheers!

SMB

Meet Our New Taproom Manager, Amber!

July 25th, 2018 by

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Ah, yes. For those of you keeping track, this is the first blog post we’ve done since May. Things have been extremely busy around the brewery (uh..cans much?) but we’ve got a bit of breathing room so here we are! Since we’ve made you wait two months for some new content, we’ve got to come in with guns blazing, bringing you some big news to get you back on the hook. So, here we go:

WE’VE GOT A NEW TAPROOM MANAGER!

You’re going to be seeing a new face around the taproom, and if you’ve stopped by for a beer in the last few days, you’ve already seen it! That face belongs to Amber, and we’re so excited she’s joined our team! So, what’s the best way to get to know Amber a little better? Well, we don’t exactly know the best way so we just made up this one: We asked her six relevant questions and 6 questions that are absolutely irrelevant in every way.

Where were you working before coming to Six Mile Bridge?
Friendship Brewery in Wentzville, MO.

What’s your favorite TV Show?
Seinfeld and Bob’s Burgers!

What’s your favorite beer at Six Mile Bridge?
DDH NEMA IPA

Who would win in a fight: Bob Ross or Mr. Rogers?
I would say Bob Ross because of his military background, however, it is because of his background that I choose Mr. Rogers. Bob Ross just wants to paint happy little trees :)

Do you prefer draft or packaged beer?
This depends: Draft for freshness, packaged for convenience.

Preferred tacos: Jack in the Box or Taco Bell?
Jack in the Box…but only at 2am.

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What was the first beer you ever had?
Red Dog, but shhh….don’t tell my dad!

With his South African accent, what percent of the time can you actually understand Ryan?
75% maybe?

What’s your favorite brewery outside of St. Louis?
Carson’s Brewery in Evansville, IN.

Can you juggle?
Beer bottles – no. Life – yes!

Have you ever brewed beer at home?
Not yet, hopefully this fall!

What’s your go-to karaoke song? 
Dani California by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Now that you know a little bit about Amber, come say “hi” to her at the taproom so she can get to know you guys, too! Welcome to the team, Amber.

Cheers!

SMB

We Have a Blog!

May 25th, 2018 by

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Do you constantly find yourself asking “I wonder what Six Mile Bridge is up to right now?” Well wonder no more because we’ve got a blog! That’s right, this is the first post we’re making on our brand new blog page, a page that will be updated with brewery announcements, industry insights, behind the scenes looks and general beer stuffs!

For our first blog post, we decided to answer the most common question we get at the brewery:

Question: Is Ryan Australian?
Answer: No!

Now that you all have that answer, let’s talk about some exciting stuff happening at the brewery right now! We’ve got a new 6.4% ABV Double Dry Hopped New England style IPA on draft called “NEMA” that we brewed with lactose and copious amounts of Mosaic and Amarillo hops. It’s juicy without being very bitter so while hopheads will love it, it’s actually a good intro beer for those of you that “don’t like IPAs,” so give it a whirl next time you’re in!

Other beers you’ll see over the next couple of months include fruit beers, fruited sours, more juicy IPAs and even some stouts. “Stouts during summer?!” you exclaim with unnecessary rage and recoil. Yes, stouts during summer. We’re not completely crazy so we’ll be serving plenty of thirst-quenchers these next few months, but we love stouts and we know a lot of you do, too. Our brewery doesn’t limit stouts to fall and winter because this is Missouri and for all we know, winter could start in July this year. So even when outside it’s summer and toasty, prepare your taste buds for something dark and roasty. That rhymed. We did that on purpose. We’re bringing out the big guns for blog post numero uno.

So now that you know the tone of this blog, we want to know what you guys are interested in reading about from us. If you’ve got an idea on a blog post you’d like to see, shoot an email to info@sixmilebridgebeer.com and we’ll run it through our vigorous vetting process of accepting most, if not all of them. Once your idea passes that test, you’ll see your post featured in the blog in the near future.

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Finally, you know by now that we’re launching CANS on June 2nd! Our first run includes our Irish Red Ale with Honey, Double Dry Hopped Citra IPA and Bavarian Hefeweizen. It’s going to be a summer kickoff party so come early and stay late. Check out our Facebook event here for full details.

BONUS: If you decided to read this whole blog post, then you’ve earned a special treat. This Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 1:30pm we’re ordering MOD Pizza for those in attendance of our Summer Kickoff Party……AND IT’LL BE FREE! This blog post is the ONLY place you’ll see this info and we want to keep it our little secret. So, please do us a favor and don’t go spreading the word on your tweeters and facepages.

We’ll be back soon with another blog post but until then, come see us at the brewery and we’ll pour you a beer.

Cheers!

SMB