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Profiles in CBW: Robert Turley

No brewery is an island. Now that we’ve been open for two years we’ve needed some help, and a few stalwart friends have stepped up to the challenge.

These are their stories.

This week: Robert Turley, Assistant Brewer.

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Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Robert Turley. I was born in Children’s Hospital in Buffalo and I’ve been living in Buffalo for about seven and a half years. I love beer! I went to school for English and decided that wasn’t really a profitable career choice, so I decided I’d be better off doing what I loved. I continued making beer!

How did you get involved in the CBW gang?

I met Ethan and Rudy working at the Village Beer Merchant when they came to pour samples of what would become CBW’s beer. After that I pestered them for an internship for about six months until they finally let me come in.

What started you down the rabbit hole that is good beer?

I was working as a dishwasher at Pizza Plant. The bartenders there would give me samples of the beers that were coming in, and I developed a taste for it over time.

Duff’s or Anchor Bar?

Ooh, that’s a tough one. Anchor Bar, because it’s closer to my house.

Anything else we should know about you? Any parting words of wisdom?

I am actually 104 years old.

Any other questions for Robert? Leave them in the comments!