work for your beer team


Who We Are

The Work For Your Beer team is a group of active beer-lovers who are passionate about growing the beer fitness community. 

We’re your go-to directory of brewery (or cidery, winery, bar, or bottle shop) workouts. We created a master calendar of boozy fitness events, from yoga to run clubs to bootcamps and beyond, in active and beer-centric cities throughout the U.S.

We provide you with all the information you need to know before you show up for the workout — details about everything from pricing to parking and more — so all you have to do is show up. 

You can use our website to look up brewery workouts near you, then filter them by type of activity, day of the week, and more to find the class or club that works for you.

Want to be a part of the beer fitness community? Follow @workforyourbeer and tag us on social media anytime you work out and drink beer. 

Alicia Thomas


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Alicia is responsible for all Work For Your Beer sales and marketing initiatives, in addition to all content across the website, blog, social media channels, and Weekly Brewsletter. She graduated from Penn State in 2015 with degrees in journalism and Spanish, as well as a minor in international studies. Alicia currently works full-time as the Sponsored Content Editor at the Charlotte Observer. She lives in a in Charlotte with her fiancé, Andrew, and their Great Pyrenees, Luna Lovegood.  Alicia loves writing, yoga, nerding out about SEO and content marketing, reading, wine, kayaking, and traveling. You can contact Alicia via email at Keep an eye out for her at a brewery yoga class!

Melanie Fox


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Mel manages business operations as well as media and design for Work For Your Beer. She graduated from Penn State in 2012 with a BS in Marketing and a BA in Advertising, and she completed a Mini-MBA™ at Rutgers in June 2017. She currently works full-time as the Product Owner of Nexia, a smart home automation service, for the Residential HVAC & Supply business at Ingersoll Rand. Mel and her husband Alan built a house in the University area, where they live with their Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Sir Pancake Bacon. Her interests include aerial (specifically lyra/hoop), yoga, food (particularly ice cream), good wine and beer, and traveling. You'll likely see her sweating for her beer at a HIIT workout, so be sure to say hello! You can reach her via email anytime at

We also have had so much support from the following individuals as contributors to Work For Your Beer:

  • Danielle Doolen, Content Marketing Manager (current team member)

  • Melissa Majka, Merchandise Manager (current team member)

  • Aleena Oliveira, Brand Ambassador Manager (current team members)

  • Brittany Canaski, Director of Partnerships (previous contributor)

  • Zac Post, Partnership Manager (previous contributor)

  • Caitlyn Sheff, Sales Representative & Contributing Writer (previous contributor)

  • Our entire group of Work For Your Beer-bassadors