“We want to make Fort Wayne a beer community. Let’s go.” — Chad Hankee
Trubble’s head brewer burst, full-grown, from the beard of beer-brewing aliens. He has studied humans and can imitate them quite well, however those of us who have spent enough time with “Chankee” know his true nature to be other-worldy. Or maybe he’s just a natural at building things (like Trubble Brewing). What ever the reasons for his gifts, we are grateful.
Keli is known to the Troublemakers as “Corporate” or “Brew Mom” because of the joy she gets from calling meetings and creating metrics. She also likes training things like horses, dogs and head brewers. When she’s not being a buzz kill, she’s probably either drinking beer (favorite beer style: all the good ones) or spending time with Mother Nature.
Dave’s love of cooking was cultivated from a young age by parents who encouraged creativity in the kitchen. As a lifelong resident of the ’07, the news that Trubble Brewing would be opening in his neighborhood filled him with excitement and ambition. He joined the Trubble team in April 2016. Dave is an ardent Liverpool FC supporter and he loves good pizza, good IPAs, and good (or bad) dogs.
He stumbled into Trubble brewing a year ago. Not because of the kick ass beer but we were hosting a New Years event in which his band My Dog Junior played. He knew immediately that he was ready to be a trubble maker. He is now the head bartender at trubble brewing and January marks his one year with us.
Benjamin is a life-long food enthusiast, and has made a concerted effort to avoid chains whenever possible, wherever he traveled across the country, and the past decade or so has developed a deep appreciation for those small “Mom and Pop” places that cooked from scratch like he, his mother, and grandmother always did. When Trubble moved into the neighborhood, he was overjoyed to have locally sourced food within walking distance of home…the fact that they brewed their own craft beer was just a bonus. Trubble has certainly helped him expand his palate, and he’s gained an appreciation for the many different styles of craft beer that are out there. He is the sales and distribution coordinator and excited to be a part of the growth, and spreading the Trubble Beer love across the Region!
Jenna Turpin is our art curator for Trubble Brewing. Please contact her at:
Cheese first started as a server at Trubble Brewing a little under 2 years ago. After a few months serving, he moved from working the floor to pouring beers behind the bar. While behind the bar, he began to develop an appreciation for craft beer. Although he is not a brewer himself, he is known to drop some hops on occasion. Shortly after he began bartending, he decided to give the FOH management position a shot, and has been sticking with it ever since. In his free time he enjoys crate digging, skateboarding and long, long walks on the beach wearing his G-string thang.