Thursday, June 23, 2016

Happy Birthday KELSEY NELSON!!!

 Perfect timing to finally get this blog spotlight on you finished and posted. In case any of you do not already know, Kelsey is the new Head Brewer at Mayday Brewery. How awesome is that?! Mayday is already the coolest place in town and makes the best beer around, but now they have a woman head brewer. That is rare in the brewery world, and she is killing it! For me, and I know other people as well, it's also loads of fun to talk beer with her. It is rare to find a woman that knows much about beer, but when you do you can count on some killer beer knowledge. She is the brains and science behind much of the beer at Mayday and can tell you some interesting facts about the beer.  Now she has the ability to apply her knowledge to making the beer and creating some incredibly delicious beer. Be on the look out to see what she creates.
                 A few months ago I found her just hanging out in the tasting room…not working either, just hanging out like a normal person. Weird, right? This gave me the wonderful opportunity to hang out with her and get to know her a little more. Let me just say, she is way cool. Definitely lots of fun to be around her and soak up some of her super chill personality. She is quite sociable and not afraid to just meet people and make friends. I love it. We’ve had multiple fun conversations about beer, but mostly from behind the bar.  She has taught me new things and it makes me feel special when she asks me to try a beer.  It’s also a lot of fun to get to go into the brewery and watch her work, sometimes even get to help. So, hanging out with her was definitely a cool experience. There is never a quiet or dull or awkward moment with her. The conversation and fun times just keep going. She is always smiling and just appears to be loving life and having fun. There is a very cool spark about her that attracts a lot of positive energy.  I got the chance to snag her for a brief interview.
How did you get started with Mayday?
I started in October of 2014. I used to say ‘I just want to make beer and babies’ I’m not making babies, but get to make beer. I enjoy working for the family, sister behind the bar and Dad walking around talking to people. I’m indebted to him for all he’s done for me. This is how I could give back.
Tell me about working with Ozzy?
It’s good, we understand each other. He is very passionate and every emotion is to the extreme. I know him and sometimes have to stop and remind him ‘I’m on your team.’ We didn’t talk much before so, it’s cool to have a closer relationship. I know no matter what I say, he still going to love me.
How do you think Mayday has changed, helped, made an impression on Murfreesboro?
Mayday has made a community, a family. It’s not a typical bar, it’s a place with a mix of backgrounds and people bring families, just good people. Lot’s of locals that have lived in Murfreesboro for a long time have a place to show Murfreesboro’s culture. I’m always meeting new people. There’s so many great people; a great place to be in the ‘Boro.
Do you have a really cool story or experience from a customer that stands out?

Not really. We have wedding receptions and even weddings held regularly. It’s cool it’s a place you would want to be on your most special day. There’s even been a memorial service. Always something different.

Thanks Kelsey and Happy Birthday!

Stephanie, Mayday's Dancing Blogger

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