You can thank this LG OG for that can in your hand. When Jacob isn’t busy overseeing the canning line, he is designing and customizing all of our tap handles… or, mastering (and sharing his love of) the sport of disc golf! Our annual winner of Employee With The Shortest Commute, Jacob can be found in his front yard (AKA, the LG patio) most Mondays with taco in hand. Cheers!
Name: Jacob Walker
Position: Canmaster General
How long have you been at Land-Grant?
Since November 1, 2014. Almost an OG.
What is it you do here?
I’m the lead operator on the canning line and I also produce all tap handles for accounts and taproom.
You’ve spearheaded LG’s passion for disc golf–how long have you been playing? And is it true we may be restocking our custom discs?
I started throwing discs when I was 16 (now 34), but had some right shoulder injuries here and there. I started playing competitively in early 2017 with the intention of going PRO. Yes, it is true that Land-Grant will be restocking our custom stamped discs…. this time it’s CLASSIC SOFT JUDGES!!!!! More to come in the future regarding different molds and such.
You’ve been a Franklintonian for years now–since before Land-Grant opened–what first drew you to the neighborhood and what do you think of its recent evolution?
Well, initially we moved to Franklinton for affordability–not really knowing the neighborhood–and, we fell in love immediately! The people are awesome and it’s decently close to all the cool spots in Columbus. In the future I see big things for Franklinton. With two huge living complexes about to open to the public, Franklinton has every reason to be a hotspot for fun… and super good LG beer!
What is your favorite day of the week at the brewery?
My favorite day of the week at LG is easily Monday! Colin and Amber usually tend the bar with Sunnyside Tacos outside cooking up tasty tacos. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the other trucks and Ray Ray’s, but there is a special place in my heart for TACOS!!!!!
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