John Alvarado

Hoppymoto

Name: John “Hoppymoto” Alvarado

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Age: 49 for a few more days

Title: Chief Beer Flight Officer at Arizona Brewery Tours

Married/Single: Happily Married

Kids: Four – from 6 to 29 years of age

City you live in: Chandler

 

A typical day in my life includes…

helping get the kids off to school, phone calls and emails. Then the cool part of my day; loading up our buses with excited guests and introducing them to great local craft beers, food and the passion of the brewers that makes its way into your glass. Many times my day includes comments from our customers even locals like “WOW, this was amazing and I would have never known some of these breweries were here.” My day is full of reward.

 

I was born…

an Army Brat in Fort Meade, MD.

 

My favorite thing about Arizona…

are the people. Our state is diverse in history, culture, people drink and food.

 

I’m listening to…

my heart.

 

My family…

is the greatest gift and legacy I could wish for.

 

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

either Plato or Bob Dylan.

 

One thing I cannot live without…

craft beer 🙂

 

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

an actor! More specifically Scott Baio, lol! I loved him in Happy Day’s as Chachi and the single season 1977 flop Blansky’s Beauties as Anthony DeLuca. What adolescent boy did not want to live with a bunch of Las Vegas show girls. Unfortunately my inability to remember things like scripts would not allow for this to be.

 

I’m inspired by…

people who have overcome adversities.

 

The one person who motivates me is…

me, take responsibility and seize the day.

 

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

to eliminate all fax machines – sure world peace would be nice, but I really cannot stand fax machines.

 

The perfect day would be…

spent with family and friends at a home brew festival. Eighty degrees, partly cloudy with a slight 3 mph breeze from the northeast.

 

My first job was…

at 16, I worked a warehouse and part-time sales gig at a wholesale floral co-op, selling everything a florist needed to run a flower shop. Some days started at 2:30am.

 

My favorite escape…

Disneyland!

 

My life…

is pretty damn cool.

 

I’m currently working on…

promoting Arizona Beer Tourism and losing about 30 lbs.

Always…

make your Mother proud.

Never…

forget your wife’s birthday.

Favorite Quote…

“Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I’m concerned, that’s success.” – Tom Petty

Biggest Dream…

is for all the children of the world to never feel pain or sorrow.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

people being careless with cigarettes. Please do not toss them out of your car window.

At minimum It’s littering. Please stop.Dispose of lit cigarettes safely. You can destroy property and more importantly precious human life.



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