Spring has sprung and 818 is happy to announce the newest addition to our team of awesome!

Eric Harlow has been an 818 fan for many years. With his extensive beer knowledge and beer sales experience with both distributors and in-house, he now brings the passion needed to head up communications and coordination for Des Moines Beer Week.

To get to know more about Harlow, keep reading!

Q: Where were you born?
A: Goshen, New York

Q: How would your team describe you?
A: A fun loving perfectionist.

Q: What is your professional background?
A: I got my start in the beer industry with Doll Distributing before working at Ballast Point and, most recently, Summit Brewing Company.

Q: What areas of the beer industry are you most passionate about?
A: Outside of the actual Brewing of beer itself, probably sales and marketing.

Q: What is something you always carry with you?
A: Field notes and a pen.

Q: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
A: Finally getting to work with my best friends at 818!

Q: If you could learn one skill, what would it be?
A: Surfing

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: Longboard, read, watch movies, watch Arsenal, and go to breweries.

Q: What are you most excited about at 818?
A: I’m excited to help grow Des Moines Beer Week and I’m super excited that I get to do that while working alongside some of my best friends.

Q: What is your favorite dinosaur?
A: Velociraptor (especially the ones in Jurassic World).

Coffee or tea? Coffee
Black or white? Black
Pepsi or Coke? Coke
Early bird or night owl? Night owl
Winter or summer? Winter
PC or Mac? PC
Ketchup or mustard? Ketchup
Crushed ice or cubed ice? Crushed
Antique or brand new? Antique
Numbers or letters? Numbers
Pen or pencil? Pen
Grammys or Oscars? Oscars
Multiple choice questions or essay questions? Essay
Call or text? Call
Roller coaster or Ferris wheel? Roller Coaster
Stripes or solids? Stripes
Bright colors or neutral tones? Bright colors
InDesign or Illustrator? Sure?
T-rex or Pterodactyl? T-Rex
Sans Serif or Script? Sure?
Instagram or Twitter? Twitter
Digital or Analog? Analog

If you see Harlow around the office, give him a warm hello and keep an eye out for information regarding this year’s Des Moines Beer Week events!