|Joe Grotto, by the Smuttynose Swamp|
We'd like to welcome Joe Grotto to the Smuttynose Sales Staff. He'll be taking the reins as our Eastern New England Field Manager, overseeing all things Smutty in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Eastern Massachusetts. Joe's experience on the other store of the retail counter, should prove valuable and we can't wait to see what he does.
Since he's only been with us for a day and a half, we couldn't really write a funny bio for Joe, so here he is in his own words:
Mr. Grotto was born near Chicago, spending his formative years amongst loud music, sausage, Italian beef, real pizza and Old Style. Halfway through high school, his migration east began with two years in Pittsburgh spending time with loud music, pierogies, fries in sandwiches and salads, and Iron City. Amherst was next, with a four year tenure at UMASS resulting in a BA in Philosophy and some quality time spent with the finer things in life: loud music, cheap beer, and burritos. After realizing the futility of having earned a BA in Philosophy, he figured it was best to go to graduate school. So off to Boston - Somerville, actually - and Emerson College for a MA in Visual and Media Arts and more loud music, more burritos and, finally, great beer and booze. After graduation in 2003, he became the full time beer buyer at Liquor World in the Porter Square neighborhood of Cambridge and has since signed on with Smuttynose in the spring of 2011. Joe currently enjoys his music loud, his beer craft and his booze in general. Joe still lives and loves in Somerville. He also loves Somerville. When not peddling Smutty, Joe spends his time with his lovely bride-to-be Krista and their two handsome cats Ruby and Spencer as well as playing bass very loudly with Boston's very loud Motherboar.
And here's Motherboar at Great Scott in Allston, MA playing Grillin' and Killin'. Please note the bass player. That's Joe.