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Pete Lanouette



Pete Lanouette
Brewer, Distiller, Infiltrator

Pete came to be a crew member by freeloading hundreds of gallons of Friday’s @ 6 beer over a three year period at the old brewery on Oliphant lane.  Often referring to himself as the "Token Townie" Pete was born and raised in Newport. In 2005, after 14 years in Arizona he returned to his native Aquidneck Island to start the current chapter in his life.  Building on ten years of commercial plumbing and dock building experience, Pete badgered his way into a part time job mowing the lawn at the brewery in trade for beer and rum.  In May of 2010 he walked into Brent’s office after almost being crushed by a 18 ton pile driving hammer and said "I quit my job, can I work on your bottling line"?  Brent hit him in the chest with two staff shirts out of a box by his desk saying "Be here tomorrow at 8am, closed toed shoes, pack a lunch, ready to work."  Two months later he added pouring samples in the visitor center to mowing the lawn and working the bottling line.  Upon finding out he would be a parent, he put his name in the hat for a position on the production side, and was hired in November of 2011 as a distiller/brewer.  Since then he has become a skilled brewer and distiller while continuing to mow the lawn. He enjoys all forms of art but focuses mainly on film and music, implementing the "Loud Ass Rock and Soul" method of brewing and distilling on his night shifts. Pete has always dominated facial hair growing contests at the brewery and distillery and has a tattoo of a road runner (the real kind, not the cartoon) on his lower back. He claims he got it before the term “tramp stamp” was coined. The crew here is skeptical. He lives in Middletown with his wife of seven years and their three year old daughter, Raven.