OUR PEOPLE

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Marty Velas

MASTER BREWER / OWNER

Marty started brewing shortly after beer was invented. He's like a beer engineer at Fanatic who can be found shuffling paper from time to time.

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Justin Shaver

HEAD BREWER & BEER FAIRY

Justin was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and made Knoxville his home in 1999. He is an amateur champion chicken wing devourer and serves as Marty's Radar #MASH

 

When Justin isn't brewing beer he enjoys designing and building furniture.

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Jason "Ratchet" Carpenter

MARKETING DIRECTOR

"Ratchet" as he is known, is a staple of the Knoxville beer scene. A reformed homebrewer, he has worked in the brewing industry in multiple positions. 

As our Marketing Director, he's the one posting to our social media platforms, responding to emails, running contests and coming up with other fun ways of promoting Fanatic Brewing Company. 

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Paul Velas

BEER MONKEY

Paul "Paulko" Velas is our family beer slinger at the FanBase. Currently a student at the University of Tennessee pursuing a degree in computer science pressed into service by mom and dad to help pay off his VR habit. 

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Steve Wagner

ASSISTANT BREWER

Steve is keenly interested in breaking into the craft beer scene and has chosen Fanatic Brewing as his vehicle. He has been welcomed with open arms. He also has mean golf swing that hasn't hurt his 12oz curls.

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Nate Austin

SALES

Nate Austin can be found behind the bar during our Thursday night open mic comedy show as well as Saturdays from open until 5. 

 

During the week he can be found delivering kegs, making sales calls and setting up events for us. 

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Solange Velas

BEER MONKEYS MOM 

Solange is crucial to keeping our payroll running and our accounting in the black. She also whips up a brutal delicious burger. Solange has been Marty chief beer wench and bottle washer since 1978.

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Tucker Parrish

SALES MANAGER

Tucker is our local Gadabout, Sales Manager, delivery and Beer Ambassador. Knows everybody in East Tennessee and owes half of them money. Its been said that his voice earned him runner up in casting for Allstate and Arby's commercials. 

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Daniel Patton

FILM & VIDEO

Daniel Patton of Patton Productions is a regular fixture around Fanatic Brewing Co. He supports Jason "Ratchet" Carpenter with content for video/print/web and spends most of his time annoying Marty with Glamor shot reshoots.