Photo Courtesy: John Calvano
The Behind Bars series focuses on those that serve us our favorite libations at craft beer-focused breweries, bottle shops, bars, and restaurants.

This week Cece Calvano from Cape Fear Wine & Beer joins us!

AT: What is your favorite thing about bartending?

CC: How dynamic it is! Every day is new and different and presents it’s own challenges. Every now and then I think about my old office job and my brain explodes with monotony.

AT: Do you have any advice for current or future bartenders?

CC: What I often see, especially when it gets busy, is a lack of patience for our customers. I’m guilty of it myself. But I try to remember, these people aren’t walking into a restaurant because they literally have to eat to live, they’re walking into a craft beer bar because they want to be there. They’re choosing to spend their increasingly rare free time with us, in our establishment. Reward them, not just with our beer, but our service as well.

AT: If you were a beer, which one would you be and why?

CC: Can I say sake? Cause you know…technically…

Or I could say a double IPA, which is like the mullet of beers, I’m all business, but I’m also ready to party.