Considering beer is Ben Savage's favorite drink, working at Frederick-based Flying Dog Brewery could be considered a dream come true.
Not only is Savage surrounded by suds and innovation every day, but also with "laughter, high fives, pranks, and hugs." Savage, 34, has been the vice president of brand marketing at the Camden Yards favorite for two years. "We are basically in charge of telling our Flying Dog story in unique ways everyday," he said. The Ellicott City native chatted with b about music, lazy people, "Fifty Shades of Grey," and much more.
Worst pet peeve?
I hate when people don't walk on moving walkways. Walking is one of the easiest things we do, and that is coming from a lazy person.
What's on your iPod?
I just downloaded "The Phil Spector Collection."
What songs are you hating/loving right now?
"Fallin' Rain" by Link Wray has been hitting me pretty hard this week.
Favorite part about working at Flying Dog?
Every day I am surrounded by people with ideas and creativity, and we all have the freedom to share them with our fans.
Last concert/gig you went to?
Your worst habit?
Trend that has exceeded its natural lifespan?
Favorite/least favorite band?
I have a mild obsession with the Band. And though I have tried, I still can't seem to listen to Steely Dan without getting aggravated.
Last movie you liked/disliked?
I really liked "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." I thought "My Week With Marilyn" was a big pile of excrement.
Last video that made you snort with laughter?
I showed our marketing team the classic "Doc Ellis and the LSD No-No" the other day in a meeting and I still laugh at it.
Favorite Flying Dog beer?
TV shows you can't get enough of?
"Tim and Eric," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and"Saturday Night Live"
Favorite book you recently read?
My wife just read the "Fifty Shades" trilogy, and I had her bookmark all the sex scenes so I could just read those parts when she was done.
Last great meal you had?
The burger I had last week at Hamilton Tavern is still etched in my mind.
Food you hate?
Favorite place to get a drink?
Favorite and most loathed fashion statements?
"With all due respect …," because after you say that you can pretty much say whatever the hell you want.
Favorite thing about Baltimore?
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