(You'll see them soon...)
Kelsey Duque - Owner
Hi! I’m Kelsey, co-owner of Bottleshop 48 and lover of craft beer. I started drinking craft in college and have been obsessed ever since. I have two very important loves in my life: Adam, my wonderful fiance, and my dog Flapjack, who is the very best boi. Before finding Bottleshop I spent 10 years in the corporate world, I worked as a tour guide in Tanzania, an English teacher in Zanzibar, and a preschool teacher right here in AZ. Aside from beer, my passions include travel (I have been to over 30 countries), board games, house plants, bees, emo bands circa 2006ish, animals in cowboy hats, arguing about whether or not a hotdog is a sandwich, crying during virtually any animated movie, and finding the perfect gin and tonic. Also, I think I really like ducks. Come hang out with me at the shop!
Adam McCloskey - Owner
Howdy! I am one of the owners of Tempe’s best kept secret, Bottleshop 48. I have a love for most things fermented, especially beer and wine. Before I got into beer I worked soul-sucking corporate sales jobs and I have no intention of ever going back. I have worked in the industry for 5 years and know my way around a beer. If you come to the shop, talk to me about beer, wine, travel, movies, sports, video/board games, frogs, and little green ghouls.
Other than the shop I have two loves: Kelsey (my badass fiance) and Flapjack (my furry son).
Cassidy Blomberg - Beertender and Social Media Manager
Hi I’m Cass! I am the social media manager for our shop! I am the youngest member of the team, at the ripe age of 23, but don’t dismiss my knowledge of craft beer! I love helping y’all find the style of beer that you like best. I have quite the bubbly personality and will talk your ear off if you give me the chance!
Brian St. Aubin - Beertender
My name is Brian St. Aubin but I have had many nicknames: B-Saint, B-Stizzle, Brickles, etc. I love to play guitar and sing and even dabble in the harmonica. I have worked in several bars and restaurants for the past decade or so only to discover that Bottleshop48 is the best one yet! I am an avid disc golfer and will more likely than not have disc golf on the television when you come have a beer. I also have a funny tattoo you should ask about next time you are around. I hate Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok and I love to get the newspaper…yes, the real newspaper. I have a cool, fat dog named Meeshwa and she likes skateboarding, sleeping, and farting.
Bonus: Two truths and a lie.
(1) I hiked the Swiss Alps
(2) I saw the Mona Lisa in person
(3) I ran with the bulls
Be kind, be funny, be real. Hope to see you at Bottleshop 48 soon!
Reyn Carpenter - Beertender
Oh hey friends, it’s me, Reyn. I like beer (clearly), and have the deepest love for all things nature, Lord of the Rings, high fantasy and scifi, and other nerdy goodnesses. If I could see one thing in the world, it would be for people to live like we are all in The Shire. I’d raise a glass to that. Cheers!