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December Freedom Story: Sacramento Brewer Peter Hoey

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Peter_CarlCostas As a former brewmaster, Peter Hoey spent nearly 12 years learning to decipher which ingredients yield the right amount of froth. He honed his skills at Sacramento Brewing, as well as the iconic Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (which is credited as one of the leaders of the craft beer revolution). Whether he’s sourcing ingredients for his full-time gig at Brewers Supply Group or guest teaching “brewing science” at a local university, beer is infused throughout Peter’s life. Keeping up in the booming business of brewing isn’t easy, but Peter is thankful he can count on Southwest Airlines to get him everywhere he needs to be in order to succeed. “The No. 1 reason I fly Southwest is the People,” he says. “Being in a social industry, I can tell immediately whether someone likes their job—Southwest Employees love what they do!” Peter travels weekly from his home base of Sacramento, where he’s become good friends with some of the Crew Members on his regular routes—not uncommon for members of the Rapid Rewards frequent flier program. In addition to great Customer Service, the ability to easily redeem points and the flexibility to change his plans really comes in handy as he covers territory from Seattle to Santa Fe. Peter finds many ways to redeem his points, both for business and pleasure. He recently treated his 7-year-old daughter to a trip to San Diego. “She wanted to go on an airplane like I do,” he says. Peter, we appreciate the love you’ve shown us. We’re happy to help you keep the “crafty” beverages on tap!