October 15, 2014

Maker's Mark Bios: Jordan Morris

At Portland Growler Company we partner with studios that care about nurturing their employees creative passions. Our ceramic production partner, Mudshark Studios exemplifies this sort of partnership. The creative endeavors, experience and contributions of each member of the team that produces our growlers can be seen in each and every growler they make. Take a look at the bottom of your growler to see the initials of that growler's maker; maker's marks are our way of helping you put a face with a name and show you what true handcrafted quality means to us. We recently visited with our team at Mudshark and we asked each artist the same questions about life, beer, and art and we'll be introducing you to them here.

Meet Jordan Morris. Jordan is the master packer and shipper of all things growler. While you won't find his initials on the bottom of your growler, Jordan is the guy responsible for packing and shipping thousands of growlers every year. If you've received one of our growlers in the mail, it's more than likely this man was responsible for getting it to you safely.



Name: Jordan Morris

Hometown: Maple Valley, WA- glorious, glorious Maple Valley. (No, of course you haven’t heard of it.)

Education/Life Experience:  BA in Theater Performance from  Central Washington University

How did you get started at Mudshark?

I used to work at Office Depot with Michael and it was terrible. Michael got a job at Mudshark and I yelled at him for leaving me. When Mudshark moved into the new space I heard they were hiring, so I called Brett... and I called and called. Feeling optimistic, I gave my 2 weeks notice at Office Depot and on my last day I just showed up at Mudshark and starting packing boxes, until Brett walked by and said “ok you’re hired.”


What’s Your Favorite Beer or Beverage to Fill Your Growler with?

If I ever actually put Laphroaig Scotch in a growler, I’d say that was my favorite, but I haven’t done that. It’s a really nice scotch; it’s like a peaty bog and I love it. So if it must be beer, anything by Deschutes would fill my growler quite nicely, but Rainier is more likely. What I would do and what I actually do are often pretty different.


Where have you taken your growler (Hiking, biking, traveling, parties, etc)?

I’ve taken my growler to Seattle and to bachelor parties. I almost took it to Europe last year since  I got one from the company holiday party the night before I left for Europe (Amsterdam, London, Paris). I thought it would be really cool to take it along, but I didn’t want to carry it around. If I knew you’d be asking me this question, I definitely would have taken it! Next trip I go on, I am taking it with me and when I return I will slam it down and say “Update my profile!”

Coffee, tea or other?

Yes. How much do you have?

If you could share a growler fill with anyone in the world (alive or dead) who would it be and why?

Darth Vader. For all of the obvious reasons.