Behind the Bush: Justin Baney

Justin Baney

Baby Baney

Justin Baney is a man of many talents at Greenbush. When we were making our first foray into bottling Greenbush beers, he was a hand-bottling machine. His son radiates more cuteness wearing a Greenbush onesie than should even be possible. And you may know him as one of our great bartenders, but with more mug-club selling skills than the rest of us have in our pinkies.

What do you do at Greenbush?
Tend bar and work in the shop.

How’d you get involved with the brewery?
I’ve been good friends with Scott for a long time.

What time is happy hour for you?
Depends, I’m not a big happy hour kind of guy.

You’re on a deserted island and can only have one case of mass-produced domestic beer dropped to you—what do you pick?
Pabst Blue Ribbon in a can.

Redeem yourself—what’s your favorite non-Greenbush beverage to drink?
My Grandpa’s Bloody Marys.

What’s been your most memorable experience with Greenbush thus far?
Every day at Greenbush is a memorable experience.

What does your wife think about all this madness?
She’s very supportive!!!

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A millionaire (lawyer).

If you were a Greenbush beer, which would you be and why?
Dunegräs because it seems more outdoorsy.

What’s your favorite food?
Food.

Where do you think you and Greenbush will be in 5 years?
Ready to take over the world.

If you only had one item you could take with you to work at Greenbush, what would it be?
My phone.

What’s the most exotic place you’ve ever visited?
Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Chicago or Michigan sports teams (or Indiana if you’re crazy)?
Chicago.

Did you have a favorite brewery before Greenbush opened? If so, what and why?
Nope.

What’s on your nightstand?
A lamp, a book, and a glass of water… oh, ear plugs.

How many beers do you drink in a typical day?
N/A (there is no typical day).

Rhapsody Hero (where you try to pick the WORST song for everyone to enjoy)—what’s your pick?
Peter Gabriel “The Book of Love”

BONUS—personal question: What’s with the headband?
Bahaha, obvious answer… My hair is getting too long and I want to see what happens. Plus, I think it looks good… sometimes.

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