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📍 Portland, ME | Key Account Manager for FieldStack
📝 Editors Note
I recently found an app, Beeper, that has solved a major problem for those of us that mix iPhones with Windows. The desktop app allows you to respond to iMessages on your non-Apple computer.
While that might make me a more responsive texter, it no doubt contributes to a constant struggle of mine — too much screen time. The best “trick” I’ve found for reducing time on my phone is turning your iPhone screen color to greyscale.
Without further ado….
He is one of my oldest friends. I respect how passionate he is about beer, and in a way that is very authentic. I think we (North Carolinians) may have permanently lost him to Maine. But I can’t say I blame him as I see constant Instagram story updates of hikes, dog walks, beautiful landscapes, and of course, beer.
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New England transplant outdoor enthusiast who loves cooking, the Carolina Panthers and striving to keep the ratio of miles to pale lagers crushed in a given week in check.
Written in his own words…
Feiyue **[strike-through] karate kicks** shoes
I have at least four pairs of these bad boys and they are incredibly comfortable, lightweight, marginally stylish (I think?) and straight up $30. As I type this I am sitting in my office wearing a pair, but also have a burner pair right by my front door that I can cruise my dog down to the beach with--a prime example of their range.
Bonus: Billy Strings is currently rocking a pair on his current tour...
Tree House Brewing Company's weekly YouTube series
I can't stress these enough. Granted anyone who knows me will know I'm quite passionate about all things beer, brewing and overall fermentation, but honestly I'd think even the poor souls affected by Celiac disease would find these both entertaining and inspiring. Each week is a different deep dive into the behind the scenes interworking's of arguably the most popular brewery in the country, hosted by owner and head brewer Nate Lanier. It's really just an overview of how to build and run an incredibly successful business and maintain a consumer hysteria around it.
Bonus points--if you also follow Tree House on twitter, around 9:30am each morning they highlight the beers/coffee/cocktails being packaged that particular day. Is there a better way to lock in for the work day than being greeted with a foamy, glowing picture of glass of Double IPA?
While certainly not under the radar by any means, I find both the Strava and AllTrails apps to be incredibly useful. Strava is great for challenging yourself, seeing actionable progress, while also keeping tabs on the physical activities that your friends are up to.
AllTrails is amazing for finding hikes in any particular area you might find yourself in. Trails are broken down by difficulty, pet-friendliness and filled with user generated reviews and pictures. Reviews are extremely helpful given the time of the year to provide a heads up on the overall conditions of a specific trail, particularly important when you live in Maine.
Getting the daily exercise in first thing in the morning.
For me this is distance running and it's absolutely integral to my overall well-being throughout the day. I'm that psycho who spills out the door no coffee, no music, no phone and bangs out the same loop every work morning, with longer runs saved for Sunday. For me this is just as much meditative as it is fitness.
PLUS, at the end of a work day, the flexibility to spontaneously grab a drink with a friend seems much more appealing than dreading an evening exercise ritual.
Recently, I've been digging on the professional sports docs Netflix has been pushing out. Break Point, Full Swing, Tour de France: Unchained and Quarterback are all recent examples.
Unchained was particularly entertaining as it allowed for a deeper dive into a sport I have never really kept up with. So much so, I vowed to 'get super into' the Tour this year, only to not watch a single millisecond. But, my boy Jonas Vingegaard won, so all good there.
Full Swing also provided confirmation that Brooks Koepka is somehow even more dislikable off the golf course.
Food & Drink
For anyone visiting Maine anytime soon, I can go off at length on this front.
Editors Note - I am making a master list of hotel / restaurant / bar recommendations from past profilees. Given MacGreagor’s knowledge of beer, it would be a crime to not tease this project with his list of favorite dive bars below.
Room for Improvement (Portland)
Tomaso's Canteen (Portland)
Mash Tun (Portland)
Toronado (San Francisco)
Lone Wolf (Chicago)
Clermont Lounge (Atlanta)
Common Market (Charlotte)
Recovery Room (Charleston)
Aside from Margot's dog food, Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap is likely the most important thing that I order. It will change your life and a 3-pack, which lasts like 3 months will set you back like $20. I just logged into my Amazon account and I have ordered said 3-pack 8 separate times. Sometimes I'll crack open a can of tinned fish immediately post-shower to feel extra Scandinavian.
Thank You, MacGreagor!
Want to get in touch with MacGreagor? “Text/call away--(207) 650-8453.”
PS want more from MacGreagor? I recorded a conversation with him where we drank beers he recommended and he shared recommendations on the best breweries in the world to visit, how to order when visiting a brewery and more!