Kayla Pollock: Conquering My Fear of Escalators One Step at a Time

We sit down with long-time employee and hot sauce lover to get to know her just a smidge bit more...

What the hell do you do for DS?
Serve people delicious beer, give out life advice, and provide recommendations for our out of town visitors.

How many years have you been in the craft beer industry?
Almost 2 years, since Double Shift opened in the Crossroads.

Where have you worked before and what have you done?
I currently work as an architectural specification writer.

What is the one thing that you can’t live without?
Hot sauce, it should be classified as a food group for me.  

Favorite place to have a beer?
Patio, preferably by a fire, or at a Chiefs/Royals/Sporting tailgate.

Who do you wish you could buy a round for?
Paul Rudd, it’s plausible right?

What is your favorite Double Shift beer? 
Don’t Call Me A Radio out of our flagship or Bring Out Your Dead for seasonal

Give us your top 3 non-DS beers:
Side Project (STL) Fuzzy, 3 Floyds (IN) Zombie Dust, and Boulevard Saison-Brett

What do you drink when you're not drinking beer?
Alcoholic? An extra spicy bloody mary. Non-alcoholic, iced coffee

What is your most played song right now?
Something to Believe In by Young the Giant or Fake Love by Drake – depends on my mood 

If you were immortal for a day, what would you do?
I would say team up with the CIA or FBI to be their secret weapon but they would probably spend a day running tests on me and waste my immortality. So instead I would go swimming in the ocean with sharks, dolphins, and other sea creatures.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I don’t see them, so I guess they’re hidden.

What do you do when you aren’t working?
Travel or hang out with friends.

Do you have any pets?
I have two dogs named Karma and Lola. Karma is an Australian Cattle dog mix and Lola is a mutt.

What’s one item on your bucket list?
Hug a sloth.

What would you name your autobiography?
Kayla Pollock: Conquering My Fear of Escalators One Step at a Time

What super power would you have?
Teleport, it would make all my travels that much better.

What was the last picture you took on your phone?
A picture of my niece, Cora.

What is one movie you can quote the most?
Mean Girls *moment of silence for Lindsay Lohan’s career*

What is the style of beer that you’ve learned to enjoy?
IPA’s, there is such a variety. I was hesitant at first because I had a couple that weren’t my favorite, but Don’t Call Me a Radio opened me up to them again. 

What is the beer that got you in to craft beer?
I went to college at Mizzou, so naturally Flat Branch in Columbia, MO got me into craft beer. I favored their Green Chili Beer and E.S.B. they were so full of flavor and were my gateway to the craft beer world.

Any last words?
Sometimes you come across people who change your life for the better, those people are called bartenders.