Josh schlesinger 

What do you do at Sleek Machine?

I coordinate sales and distribution for all Bissell Brothers beer that goes out to bars and restaurants in Maine. 

How did you get involved with Sleek Machine?

In Maine, a brewery can only self-distribute up to 50,000 gallons (1,612 BBLs) of annually produced beer. After running Bissell Brothers’ self-distro program since the early days, the only way I was going to keep my job was to start our own proper beer distributor. 

What is your favorite thing about about this industry? 

Having the opportunity to involve Bissell and Sleek Machine throughout communities all over Maine is indescribably satisfying. The support that Maine has shown the beer as well as our story has been the experience of a lifetime.  Getting to work with your best friends everyday ain’t bad either. 

What do you do outside of Sleek? 

Outside of Sleek I make my best attempt to be a decent husband and father. Secondarily I play a whole lot of terribly mediocre guitar that I’m pretty sure never sounds repetitive. I cook, snowboard, spend time with friends, travel when I can and I eat cheeseburgers. Lots of cheeseburgers. 

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If you could have one super power what would it be? 

Maybe the ability to walk up to a brite tank and instantly carb the beer with just a look and a nod hahahaha