If you’ve been to Flytrap in the last five years you’ve definitely had the pleasure of meeting Eddy; he celebrated his fifth anniversary shortly after the brewery did! And if you haven’t stopped by, you definitely should–both for the delicious Belgian-inspired brews, and the ultra-friendly bartenders.
Check out what Eddy has to say about being behind the stick.
Ale Trail (AT): What’s your favorite thing about bartending?
Eddy Johnson (EJ): My favorite thing about bartending, specifically at Flytrap, is being able to bring people together. We have a wide range of folks who come in and to be the bridge that brings them together over a pint is truly something I enjoy.
AT: Do you have any advice for current or future craft beer bartenders?
EJ: 1. Be knowledgeable of your brewery’s/bar’s beer and of other beers so you can recommend similar beer.
2. Keep the air conditioner on high, you never want them to see you sweat.
3. Always have a good dad joke in your back pocket. If they roll thier eyes you nailed it.
4. Most importantly, have fun. Create an environment where they want to stay and come back.
AT: If you were a beer, which one would you be?
EJ: I’m not sure I would want to be a beer, then I won’t be able to drink one. If I have to pick, something dry and with a bite.