The Business of Beer with Mark Schultz, Beverage Director of Slater’s 50/50

TapHunter Podcasts, Episode 2: Andy “The Beerman” Coppock interviews Mark Schultz, Beverage Director at Slater’s 50/50 (an Evergreen customer), to discuss his seven locations and 650 taps – as well as the business of beer!

Listen for all the details about the new Slater’s location as well as the different concept Mark and Scott Slater are brewing up. You don’t want to miss this interview!

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Show Notes

  • Mark’s start with Pete’s Wicked Ale
  • Champion Flair Bartender
  • IPA style and his guilty pleasure beer
  • Hundreds of beers at Slater’s establishments
  • Motto: There’s a beer for everybody
  • LA craft scene
  • Day to day challenges of managing a rotating beverage program
  • “It’s not gonna slow down like it did in the 90s, it’s here to stay this time” Mark on the lack of a bursting bubble
  • The demand for quality by the consumer
  • Session beers
  • The shared communal feeling about craft beer
  • Slater’s expansion plans
  • New location in North Park with craft meats, food pairings, etc

Mark’s Thoughts on Evergreen

“I’m running seven locations and depend on the Evergreen tools everyday. They cut down the time I was spending managing my beer program from two hours a day to 10 minutes. I’m now free to focus on more critical business tasks. Now all of my store managers are trained on the tools from day one.”

— Mark Schultz, Beverage Director, Slaters 50/50

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