Meet RBC: Salesguy Nick
This week, in our ongoing “Meet RBC” series, we spoke with salesman extraordinaire, Nick Favero. Nick has been with Resurgence since we opened and has a lot to say about the beer, spirit, and fun of the RBC team.
RBC: How long have you worked at Resurgence Brewing Company and in what positions?
NF: I’ve been with Resurgence since we opened in June of 2014, so a little over 2 years at this point. I started out as a bartender and eventually became one of our tour guides. This past March, I took on the position of account manager.
RBC: How’d you first get involved in RBC?
NF: I applied to RBC on a whim. When I first heard that there was a brewery opening up around the corner from my childhood home, I thought that it would be a perfect opportunity to combine my love of beer and desire to see Buffalo grow. I had to be a part of it, so I sent [owner] Jeff an email with my resume as soon as I could, and the rest is history.
RBC: What is your favorite RBC beer?
NF: Too many beers to choose from! But, more than not, I usually go for the Cosmic Truth. Low ABV and huge mosaic hop flavor = happy Nick.
RBC: What’s the best part of working on the Resurgence team?
NF: I feel like the best part has to be all of the people who work there. Everyone who works or has worked for RBC is extremely passionate about what they are doing and want to see this company succeed and grow. Most importantly, they are awesome people to have a few beers with.
RBC: What is the best RBC event of the year, in your opinion?
NF: Anyone who knows me knows that I love our Oktoberfest party. Any time I can throw on a pair of lederhosen and shave a ridiculous beard, I am all in. Not to mention, it means an entire day of drinking our Oktoberfest and who doesn’t love that?
RBC: What do you like best about selling RBC beer?
NF: The best part about selling our beer has to be watching people try a new style for the first time. Nothing beats telling someone that we have a beer like Vanilla Cappuccino Pumpkin or Sponge Candy Stout, seeing the immediate look of curiosity in their eyes, and then finally seeing their reaction when I give them a sample.
RBC: If you could brew any beer in RBC’s brewhouse, what would it be?
I’m a sucker for barrel aged beers and with colder weather around the corner, I want something to keep me warm. So maybe a bourbon barrel-aged barleywine? I’m sure Dave and Erik could spin some magic into it.
RBC: Can you share one funny memory about being on the RBC team?
NF: Three words. Googley-eye bandit! (To see what Nick means by that, go check out our social media feeds. You’ll see.)
RBC: What upcoming RBC event or beer are you most excited about?
NF: I’m getting pretty excited for our Beer De Noel and BBA Imperial Sponge Candy Stout. Two beers that you can only get once a year, both extremely unique, that completely encompass the feelings of the colder Buffalo months.
RBC: What’s your favorite thing about the Buffalo beer scene?
NF: Buffalo has a very friendly and collaborative beer scene and it is fantastic to be a part of. While there is still an innate competitiveness, each brewery in Buffalo supports one another and wants the others to continue to make quality beer. As a result, I believe that the Buffalo beer community is producing some of the best beer in the entire state and I think beer drinkers have finally started to take note.
Thanks Nick! Stop by the taproom pretty much any time to say hello to Nick, or catch him running around Western New York, helping our friends experience great beer. He’s always happy to talk beer, Buffalo, and music (often all at the same time).