Tidal Staff Spotlight: Meet Troy

Troy Beertender Tidal

Troy’s love for craft beer started when his brother asked to meet him at Mr. Dunderbak’s when they were in the University Square Mall. That was the day that he transitioned from Miller Genuine Draft to the world of craft beer and he hasn’t looked back since! He enjoys homebrewing, playing his bass guitar and trying out new breweries. He is a Florida native and has been homebrewing for 11 years. Read his interview below to find out more about this great beertender!

Let’s get to the good stuff!

Come with friends to the brewery and try the beer!

What music do you like to listen to when working behind the bar?  

80s or 90s Rock. If I was allowed to, it would be 98 Rock. My favorite bands are Godsmack, Disturbed and Shinedown.

What are your favorite things about working at Tidal Brewing? 

Meeting new people and finding beers that the customer will like and sharing my knowledge and passion for beer.

Which Tidal Brewing event is your favorite? 

When my band “The Hops” played at Tidal’s one year anniversary party. I’m the bassist.

When did you first get into music? 

When I was very young. I started playing trumpet at the age of 11. It was much later in life that I taught myself how to play the bass guitar with help from my friend Ron Hardy.

What is your favorite holiday and why?

4th of July...the fireworks of course. 

What's one thing that can instantly make your day better?  

Spending time with my wife and the fur babies.

What accomplishment are you most proud of over the last year? 

Celebrating 15 years at my day job and 15 years of marriage. 

If you won a million dollars, what would be the first thing you do? 

Buy a brand new 2020 Camaro ZL1 convertible.

What's something we could never guess about you? 

I used to be very, very shy.

If you had a time machine, what time period would you visit and why?

 I'd go back to 5,000 BC to see how beer was made back then.