Where Are They Now: Cole Ridley Edition

Time for the next former employee feature where we highlight one of our fine cousins (what we call our employees) who has left us and moved on to a new place in their working life.

Name: Cole Ridley

Iron Horse Brewery: Position at Iron Horse Brewery?
Cole Ridley: I was a line cook at IHB. 
IHB: And the official Iron Horse Brewery Food Network host. You were on the path to be the next Gordon Ramsay or the next candidate for Nailed It!


IHB: What years did you work at IHB?
CR: I worked at IHB from 2018-2019.
IHB: It feels like forever and like no time at all.

IHB: What is your favorite IHB beer?
CR: My favorite IHB beer was Life Behind Bars #FreeLifeBehindBars. 
IHB: Yeah… that one doesn’t have much life left to it and probably won’t be coming back.

IHB: Where do you work now?
CR: I now work for Postdoc Brewing Company. 
IHB: There’s no other way to say it – it hurts. But at least it’s for a brewery that acknowledges the hard work it takes to complete PhDs.

IHB: What do you do at Postdoc Brewing Company?
CR: I will start as a Cellarman for Postdoc.
IHB: Ok, so it was a growth opportunity. You’re making us feel better about it now. We hope they also let you wear activeware and sweat all in the name of promoting beer.

IHB: How do you think your life will improve after leaving IHB?
CR: I won’t have a benefit as awesome as an IHB beer card so my summer bod will improve (I hope).
IHB: So you might actually take up running track then?

IHB: Is there one thing that working at Iron Horse Brewery helped you to get where you are now? Conversely, how did we ruin things for you?
CR: IHB taught me a lot about the industry I am passionate about. I learned great behind the scenes knowledge. 
IHB: And you taught us that we are nowhere close to being as big a soccer fan as you are … and probably some other things too, but we’re going to contain our emotions.

IHB: What is your favorite mythical creature?
CR: My favorite mythical creature is a bleagle. 
IHB: A blinged out eagle that flies and eats golden mice would be a sight to see. Yes, we had to look it up on Urban Dictionary because you’re way cooler than we are.

IHB: What is your most memorable moment at IHB?
CR: My most memorable moment at IHB would be the night we shut down the bars in Eburg after St. Paddy’s Day #JaredSipsHisShots
IHB: Jared likes to make his social outings last as long as possible because he doesn’t get out much.

IHB: On a scale of 1 to 10.3 how much do you miss IHB?
CR: I’d say I’ll miss IHB as much as a dark smooth ale (7.8).
IHB: Cheers to that! We hope many dark beers are in your future.


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