Northwest Sales

John Matura
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John Matura

Area Sales Manager: Northwest NJ
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What is your greatest achievement to date?


Winning an excellence award in Abstract Geomentry

Name something on your bucket list:


To visit Japan

Name an ingredient you’d like to see in a beer:


Dill or Blue cheese

What style of beer have you been drinking a lot of lately?


Sour Ales

Who is your favorite Goonies character?


Sloth Fratelli
Amy Karkainnen
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Amy Karkainnen

Special Project Manager: NE & NW
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Have you ever been bitten by a wild animal?


Yes, a wild goose while in my stroller. Where were my parents?

What is your greatest achievement to date?


Turning my useless B.F.A into a fun career that actually pays the bills

If you were a beer, what style would you be?


Sahti – A Finnish primitive farmhouse ale. I’m Scandinavian and slightly tart.

Name an ingredient you’d like to see in a beer:


Buddhas hand

Recent food/beer pairing discovery:


Flying Dog Disobedience and maple pancake
Kat Manning
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Kat Manning

Business Development Northwest NJ
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What was the last Hunterdon product you drank?


Centennial IPA 12 pack

Of all the new craft segments hitting the market, which are you most excited for? i.e- RTDs, canned cocktails, spiked seltzers...


Spiked seltzer

If you had a million dollars, what would do with your money?


Pay off my student loans and buy a house

What do you do when you're not working at Hunterdon?


Trying to burn off the calories from events and beer lol

What is your favorite cocktail concocted with our spirits?


Old grove and club with lime

If you could go back in time for one week to any age, what age would it be and why?


No thanks I don’t live in the past

What is your most memorable moment at Hunterdon?


Meeting Sam Calgione my first week

What's your nickname? Why?


Kat because that’s my name
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Tom Schmitt

Northwest Merchandiser
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What is your greatest achievement to date?


I once opened a Pringles canister, ate a single Pringle, and then put it away.

Any great beer/spirit food pairing discoveries you want to share?


"Ballast Point Sculpin / Popeyes spicy chicken strip mealFounders Breakfast Stout / Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Bockor Cuvée Des Jacobins / Fried cheese curds"


Who is your favorite Goonies character?


Sloth all the way.

Have you ever been bitten by a wild animal?


Many, I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing...

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Aaron Kesselman

Essex County Sales
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What is your greatest achievement to date?


Becoming a dad to a beautiful baby girl!

If you were a beer, what style would you be?


A Schwarzbier, because then the Schwartz would be with me.

Which TV/Movie family greatly resembles your own?


The Munsters

If you weren’t working at Hunterdon, what would you be doing?


Trying to work at Hunterdon

Name an ingredient you’d like to see in a beer:


Zatar
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JJ Fitzgerald

Morris County Sales
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If you were a beer, what style would you be?


Barrel aged barleywine – because I am an old soul with a lot of character

Which TV/Movie family greatly resembles your own?


The Goldbergs

Any Great beer and food pairings discoveries?


Dogfish Head Aprihop with baked brie

What is your greatest achievement to date?


Finding a girl who would put up with me for more than a month or two.

Name an ingredient you want to see in a beer:


Oreo cookies
Matt Morissette
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Matt Morissette

Liquid Assets Consultant- North Central Sales
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Have you ever been bitten by a wild animal?


No, but I almost stepped on a rattlesnake while hiking in PA, I’ll never forget the sound of that rattle…

If you weren’t working at Hunterdon, what would you be doing?


Working at a prison. I have a degree in Criminology, and interned at a large NJ state prison.

If you were a beer, what style would you be and why?


Pale Ale. Classic yet modern, and endlessly enjoyable.

Name an ingredient you’d like to see in a beer:


I’d like to see more botanicals or floral components used.
Brian Senese
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Brian Senese

Sussex & Morris County Sales
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What is your greatest achievement to date?


My home-brewed Wet Hop IPA

Name something on your bucket list:


To drive cross country (for the scenery and the breweries)

If you were a beer what style would you be?


A Wee Heavy. Sometimes nutty, sweet, but complex and often boozy

If there was a movie made about Hunterdon, what would be the title?


Beer Wars: Episode V – Craft Beer Strikes Back

Recent food/beer pairing discovery:


Bell’s Hopslam with BBQ-basted pulled pork tacos
Joshua Steed
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Joshua Steed

Sussex & Morris County Sales
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What is your greatest achievement to date?


My wife and 2 little boys

Any great beer/spirit food pairing discoveries you want to share?


Dogfish Head Positive Contact and Carrot cake


If you weren’t working at Hunterdon, what would you be doing?


Bartending

Have you ever been bitten by a wild animal?


Yes, a 15 foot Burmese Python

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Mark Granade

Warren/ Sussex County Sales
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Who is your favorite Goonies character?


Sloth.

Name something on your bucket list:


To go to Iceland.

Have you ever been bitten by a wild animal?


I was chased by a swan as a kid

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James Vilade

Passaic County Sales
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Flavio Ferreira

Morris County Sales
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