If you have visited our Taproom in the past few weeks, you have probably already met our new Taproom Manager Caleb Ashworth. Caleb comes to us after being a regular for quite some time and we are very excited to have him bring his Six Mile Bridge passion to our team. Learn a little more about him through our Q&A below!
How long have you enjoyed visiting the SMB Taproom?
I have been a customer of SMB for about 3 years and am very happy to officially join the SMB family. My wife and I would come and enjoy the brewery about 2 times a week! I fell in love with the place and now I’m lucky enough to work there.
What is your favorite SMB beer?
My favorite SMB beer is the *Cranberry Wheat. I’m a huge fan of Belgian Witbier’s. It’s citrusy, it’s bright, it’s tart and deliciously easy to drink. Not to mention your helping a great cause when you enjoy this beer.
*Brewery note: Cranberry Wheat is a seasonal beer due to release in October. Every year we donate a portion of the proceeds from this beer to Gateway to Hope.
What are some of your favorite things about Six Mile Bridge?
It’s a gathering place for good friends and family. A place to come and enjoy great beer and play some old school games. Everyone we have met there, we look forward to seeing again the next time they come in. I suppose I’ll get a lot more of those opportunities now!
What are you most looking forward to about your new position as Taproom Manager?
Getting to know everyone who makes SMB happen! But most of all, helping grow Six Mile Bridge to new heights during this time of growth and expansion is so incredibly exciting. I can’t wait to be a part of it!
What skills are you excited to bring to the SMB table?
I’ve been in customer relations and management for 15+ years. Building and developing relationships is so much fun for me and I can’t wait to help SMB make the brewery even more of a community gathering place. A destination where everyone can come and have an unforgettable experience.
Six Mile Bridge offers lots of fun experiences at the Taproom from Trivia to Food Trucks to Release Parties. What is your favorite kind of Taproom event?
Trivia! You don’t have to be good at it or know lots of obscure facts to come and have a really great time. It’s super laid back which means the whole family can come and have fun together. Plus, we usually have food trucks too which are delicious.
When you aren’t serving beers and planning Taproom events, what do you do for fun?
I love to play soccer, do home improvement projects, as well as drawing and sketching cartoons. But I really love to cook. Love it. In the kitchen, on the grill, or in the smoker. Love it all.
Is there anything else you can share with our friends about yourself?
I grew up in West County and went to high school at Lafayette. After high school I went to college at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. I was married back in November to my favorite human, Kristy. We have a 5 year old daughter named Kennedy, who already seems to be going on 15. I have a 9 year old Westie named Ernie, who has more nicknames that I can think of. And I absolutely love to travel around the globe with my family.