As many of you are no doubt aware, Dom left us yesterday and to be frank, we are all pretty cut up to see him go. He’s been the fuzzy heart of this shop the last few years and we are going to struggle to fill his Birkenstocks.
He has worked his arse off correcting my mistakes and adding a professional sheen to what can be a rather shambolic operation.
You’ve probably guessed that he is both the creative and the driving force behind our house beers. But he’s also masterminded our website and our social media like a self-facilitating media node. Frankly, I’ve learnt a damn sight more from him, than I suspect he has from us.
But most importantly, he’s been a lot of fun to work with. He’s largely responsible for our Friday night P-Funk workouts (complete with mirrorball and slightly dodgy old stock from the basement) He made stockcounts (almost) bearable and maybe most importantly, he introduced me to Ata Kak (look ’em up)
BUT, he’s not gone far. Our loss is Portobello’s gain. In June expect to see great things from BeerZoo
Dom’s been working on it for the best part of a year and I can’t wait to see what he does with the place. Portobello is crying out for decent beer and Dom has the ability and drive to put us city centre shops to shame.
If you cant be bothered to jump on a 26 bus, then you can catch him at the Parquet Courts gig at La Belle Angele on 16th June.
Buy him a pint, he’s certainly earned it