Heyyy Laddiiieeesss and Gents, Messenger Aspen ‘Bartender of the Week’ series is back. Stay tuned as we catch these characters in their natural habitat, undress them (metaphorically, maybe..probably..better check back) and really start to understand these caring, observant booze slingers in our community. I know this might come as a shock but despite being barred up (see what I did there..) they really are just like you and I.
To kick off this winter series we cornered infamous John-Henry (commonly* referred to as ‘that guy that looks like he used to be a wrestler’) at the Aspen Brew Co. watering hole. Despite always being told not to trust someone with two first names, we knew watering holes have a certain code of peace surrounding them and decided to take the risk. John-Henry, commonly* referred to as ‘Madsteez’ hails from North Hampton, Mass. Aspen has been his home for the last 4 years. since convinced during a surf trip in Nicaragua decided to take some friends advice, uplift his roots from Breck and transplant himself in this happening ski town. Between pouring beers and entertaining customers, John-Henry (commonly* referred to as Juan) was gracious enough to answer some questions.
*not sure if this is true
MA: Astrological sign?
MA: Birth place
JH: North Hampton, Massachusetts
MA: How long have you been working at ABC
JH: 1.5 years
MA: How did you find your Job here?
JH: Off of craigslist
MA: What’s your drink of choice?
JH: All beer
MA: Do you have a collection or hobby?
JH: It was rocks but now just stickers
MA: Who was your celebrity crush on in high school?
JH: Jennifer Aniston, still is
MA: What’s an interesting fact about you?
JH: I own a shaved ice stand called snowy pineapple
MA: What is your absolute biggest pet peeve?
JH: I hate being sticky. I also hate foam pits they make me cringe.
MA: What’s your favorite pastime?
JH: Catching some Z’s before Za’s
MA: If you were a wild animal, what would you be?
JH: A humpback whale
JH: It’s obvious isn’t it?
MA: If you were on a deserted island, what one thing would you want with you?
JH: A long board
MA: Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
JH: My dad
MA: What is your favorite sport to watch?
MA: What is your favorite TV show?
MA: Describe yourself in one word:
MA: What’s your most embarrassing/memorable moment behind the bar?
JH: This interview
MA: What’s your most interesting booze fact?
JH: Aspen Brew Co won the Gold medal at the world beer cup with their IPA
MA: Do you prefer Tinder or Bumble?
MA: Favorite Music?
JH: Classic Rock
MA: What has kept you here in Aspen?
JH: There is always something going on
MA: yeah there is!
MA: Favorite Mountain?
To find this beer pouring-business owning- libra balanced-classic rock listening-Seinfeld watching- beer loving bartender swing by (Tinder* JOKING) the Aspen Brew Co. Wednesday & Thursday nights or Friday days and order YO’self a pint.
*still not sure if this is true