Marie

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Name:  Marie (aka: Bloody Marie)

Where are you originally from? Born and Raised in San Diego

How long have you worked for Aero Club? Since February 2015

What shifts do you usually work? Monday – early shift

What’s the Best Part of Your Job? There are no kids allowed here.

Favorite cocktail? A Paloma

Favorite Beer?  Alpine’s Nelson IPA

Favorite whiskey? Cyrus Noble

Favorite spirit? Tequila

When you are off, where do you like to hang out? Running, Cycling and Drinking — The Marie Triathalon

Do you have any tattoos? What is it and what’s the story?  Yes! On the inter bicep, a diamond framed succulent.  On my leg, a pinup girl.  On my waist, a sugarskull.

Profile of Chad Berkey, Aero Club Bar Manager

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We are so proud to have Chad Berkey as our bar manager at Aero Club.  He is very passionate about the bar, whiskey and crafting cocktails.  When Chad isn’t working at the bar, or being a new dad, he also runs his own business called Tin Play: http://www.tinplay.com/. We use his products at Aero Club!

Oh did we mention that Chad is also an author?  His new book, The North American Whiskey Guide From Behind The Bar is available now on Amazon – Hard Cover & Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/North-American-Whiskey-Guide-Behind/dp/1624140769

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Here’s a blog post about the Guide: http://agentlemansword.com/2014/12/the-north-american-whiskey-guide-from-behind-the-bar/

Aero Cocktails

Here are some of our cocktails at Aero.

You can check our menu for a complete list:
http://aeroclubbar.com/whiskey-menu/

Or you can be at the mercy of the bartender and let us make you a drink using your favorite spirit and ingredients.

 

MANHATTAN

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SAZERAC

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OLD FASHIONED

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BE GOOD OR BE GONE

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BLOODY LOWLAND

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Jeff

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Name: Jeff (Bar Back & Door)

Where are you originally from? Connecticut

How long have you worked for Aero Club? 2 years or so

What shifts do you usually work? Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm to Close

What’s the Best Part of Your Job? We are like a little family at Aero!

Favorite cocktail? Whiskey Mule

Favorite Beer? Karl Strauss Red Trolley

Favorite whiskey? Blanton’s Bourbon

Favorite spirit? Is there anything else besides Whiskey?

When you are off, where do you like to hang out? I love hiking and I love going to see local bands.

Do you have any tattoos? I don’t have a single tattoo.

Brandon

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Name: Brandon

Where are you originally from? I am a San Diego native

How long have you worked for Aero Club? About 4 years

What shifts do you usually work? Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm to Close

What’s the Best Part of Your Job? Being here with all these nice people that come in and being able to work at a place where I can share my passion for whiskey.

Favorite cocktail? Aero Whiskey Sour (Bourbon, Muddled Lemon, Simple Syrup, Egg White, Topped with Cinnamon)

Favorite Beer? Allagash White

Favorite whiskey? I love Kentucky Straight Bourbon, so probably Four Roses, Single Barrel

Favorite spirit? WHISKEY!

When you are off, where do you like to hang out? I love to play music (I am the drummer for Danny and the Tramp). I also love taking my wife out to dinner!

Do you have any tattoos? I have this 7 in a heart that I got on our 7th wedding anniversary.

Barbara

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Name:  Barbara

Where are you originally from? Upstate New York

How long have you worked for Aero Club? Eight Years

What shifts do you usually work? Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays – Early shift

What’s the Best Part of Your Job? Meeting cool people that I get to hang out with for a few hours . And talking smack with them. I get to be myself here since it isn’t a corporate environment

Favorite cocktail? Tramp Cocktail – Bourbon, Amaretto, Muddled Lemon, Splash of 7

Favorite Beer?  Racer 5

Favorite whiskey?  Laphroaig 10 – nice smoky and peaty

Favorite spirit? Whiskey

When you are off, where do you like to hang out? Go hiking and camping.

Do you have any tattoos? NONE!

John

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Name: John

Where are you originally from? Boston

How long have you worked for Aero Club? About 3 ½ years

What shifts do you usually work? Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, & Thursdays – 7pm – Close

What’s the Best Part of Your Job? The customers and regulars, we have the best!

Favorite cocktail? Old Fashioned

Favorite Beer? Racer 5 or Sculpin

Favorite whiskey? Woodford Reserve, Single Malt

Favorite spirit? No, doubt…WHISKEY!

When you are off, where do you like to hang out? Go home and chill and try to be sleep by 5am.

Do you have any tattoos? What is it and what’s the story? Strangely, Chad and I have both have Geisha girl tattoos on our arms and we didn’t even know it until recently!

Chad


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Name: Chad, the Bar Manager

Where are you originally from? Southwest PA

How long have you worked for Aero Club? 8 years

What shifts do you usually work? Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – 7pm to Close

What’s the Best Part of Your Job? Working at a place that I’m passionate about

Favorite cocktail? Anything that’s shaken or muddled

Favorite Beer? The four rotating taps

Favorite whiskey? Generally, the Wheated Bourbons

Favorite spirit? Whiskey, for sure. But Gin is a close second.

When you are off, where do you like to hang out? Finishing a whiskey guide book. Hanging out with my fiancé Laura. We’re expecting a baby!

Do you have any tattoos? What is it and what’s the story? Yeah…
Traveling has been a great influence and my tattoos reflect my life experiences.

Annie

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Name:  Annie

Where are you originally from? St. Louis

How long have you worked for Aero Club? Since September 2013

What shifts do you usually work? Mondays & Saturdays – afternoon shift

What’s the Best Part of Your Job? Being around all this whiskey.

Favorite cocktail? The Aero Cream Soda — I love it!

Favorite Beer?  Black Walnut Dunkel

Favorite whiskey?  Double Chocolate Bourbon by Pritchard

Favorite spirit? WHISKEY, of course!

When you are off, where do you like to hang out? I’m into photography — so you can find me shooting around town and at punk shows.

Do you have any tattoos? What is it and what’s the story?  A sleeve dedicated to Missouri.