Ben Wiley is an owner of some of the best bars in Brooklyn, NY, like Bar Great Harry and Glorietta Baldy.
Their beer, wine, cocktail, and spirits lists are always top-tier. And the spaces themselves are homey and comforting. But the thing that really makes Ben's bars special is his staffing: it's obvious his friendly, helpful staff is happy to be there.
In this week's interview, he offered up some tactics for how to interview and make sure you find the right people to put behind your bar. Because nothing’s worse than hiring the wrong person.
Here's some of Ben's advice:
Check out the interview clip to hear more from Ben about interviewing, hiring, and more:Watch interview clip
Every year Russian River Brewing Company releases Pliny the Younger, their super limited Triple IPA. It’s one of the most sought after beers in the world, mostly because it’s a dialed up version of their Pliny the Elder double IPA, another of the most sought after beers in the world.
When it drops, beer lovers take notice.
The brewery announced last week that distribution to their wholesale partners has already started, and it's slated to turn up for sure at San Francisco Beer Week (Feb 7-Feb 20) and, evidently, a lot of places in Colorado.
Here are more data points about Pliny the Younger: