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JR Wheeler

Odell Brewing Company
National Accounts Manager/Co-Owner

JR is the national account manager for Odell Brewing Company, overseeing their entire chain and large group account base for their 14 state distribution footprint.

After earning a degree in culinary arts in 1995 from The Culinary Institute of America he spent the next 8 years in kitchens in Massachusetts and Colorado.  In 2003 he left the culinary field for the beer business with Odell Brewing where he held positions in wholesale distribution, Southern Colorado field sales representative, Arizona market manager and his current position as National Account manager.  His time in the kitchen and now working for a world class brewery has strengthened his love for all things beer and food, having participated in over 50 beer dinners as well as a few beer vs. wine dinners…where beer always wins!

When not traveling for Odell, JR resides in Fort Collins CO with his wife Gretchin, and 2 kids Grace (9) and Gavin (7). There they spend free time experiencing the great outdoors, live music and the amazing beer culture of Colorado.

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Tuesday, March 28

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