samantha Galligan

What do you do at Bissell brothers?

In addition to working in the tasting room, I write Bissell's blog, newsletters, and basically anything that needs to be communicated via the written word. 

How did you get involved with bissell brothers?

Pete was one of the first people I met in Portland about 6 years ago just from being out in the music scene. We became friends. Fast-forward 5 years or however long it was, and Cam Bosch the former packaging manager let me know that Bissell was going to be hiring for their new taproom. He encouraged me to apply. Then I stalked him everyday for 3 weeks until I heard I got the job.

What is your favorite thing about BBB?

Oh gosh. My favorite thing about Bissell Brothers is feeling welcomed into the Bissell family. The staff and owners and everyone make it feel like we are all building something together. 

what do you do outside of the brewery? 

I love hanging out at home with my fiance and our two sons, who are cats, more than anything in the world. I also like searching for new music, figuring out what the kids are listening to, volunteering at the ARLGP, getting into birding, and various creative pursuits like cooking, writing, knitting, and online shopping which DOES require creativity, especially financial creativity. Yelling about Game of Thrones is a past time I enjoy as well. 

what is your most prized possession?

I have a whole bunch of pictures from my grandparents from when they were high school sweethearts, through their late teens and early 20’s. That’s what I would run inside my burning apartment to get.

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

Alright, I've had some time to think about this more deeply and, while flying would be amazing, I think I'm going to take a page out of Britt's book and say talking to animals. DUH! Also, after one too many long drives, teleportation would be pretty sweet.