Employee Spotlight: Wyatt Wankelman
Name: Wyatt Wankelman
Position Title: Regional Sales Manager
Position Description: Cover Alabama and Florida spreading the good word that is Abita Beer!
How long have you been with Abita? 8 years
First Abita You Ever Had? Turbo Dog- I was a student at FSU. It was the first craft beer I ever had.
Favorite Abita Brew? Amber, next question.
What do you enjoy about working at Abita? Obviously I enjoy the beer but really enjoy the family feel. Even being an employee not based in Louisiana it always feels like coming home when I make a trip back to the brewery.
What’s your favorite food & beer pairing? There is a great restaurant in Tampa called Boca that does an amazing pulled pork using Amber in the sauce.
Favorite Louisiana Restaurant? Mr B’s- great location/ atmosphere and the Amber on draft is always served perfectly.
What is something about your job that people may not expect? How rewarding it is when you secure a new tap you’ve been working on for the last 5 visits to the high volume, hard to land account.
You have a plane ticket to go anywhere in the world, where are you going and why? Munich, Octoberfest- then a short drive over to Prague.
Favorite 3 movies of all time? Smokey and the Bandit, Caddy Shack, and Patton
First concert you ever attended? Alabama
Favorite album of all time? Guns and Roses – Appetite For Destruction