Jeff Bender is a retired Navy Captain Public Affairs Officer. He has had a wide range of assignments to include deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, an aircraft carrier PAO and the public affairs officer for the Navy SEALS to name a few. While stationed in Nebraska, Jeff started exploring the craft beer world. So much so that when he retired from the military in 2013, he went on to work at the largest Craft Brewery in Nebraska, the Nebraska Brewing. Every chance he gets, he visits a new craft brewery to sample the latest. His favorite beers include Hefeweizen, IPAs and various wheat beers but don’t count him out on a good pumpkin ale.