Recognizing Ron Gamble, Veteran and Owner of Veterans United Craft Breweryby Representative Ander Crenshaw
Posted on 2015-12-17
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Mr. CRENSHAW. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Ron Gamble, a
local Navy veteran and small business owner of Veterans United Craft
Brewery, located in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Gamble, along with a
group of military veterans, started the local craft brewery in 2013. As
a former Naval Flight Officer, Mr. Gamble spent eight years active duty
in the Navy and four years in the reserves.
Mr. Gamble first found his interest in brewing craft beer when his wife, Sheryl, presented him with a gift-wrapped box containing a bucket, a funnel, tubing, and various other odd-looking components. It was a simple, beer making kit. With a few, carefully-chosen ingredients, the possibilities for experimenting with this new home brewing hobby were endless.
Hobby turned to passion, and Mr. Gamble attended the renowned Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois for professional brewing. After several years managing brewhouse and cellar operations at multiple breweries in the New England area, Ron and Sheryl headed back home to sunny Jacksonville, Florida.
Veterans United Craft Brewery opened in August of 2014 with a goal to expand as a regional brewery. Today, Veterans United Craft Brewery is working to be known throughout the state of Florida as a quality craft brewery.
Veterans United is not only a veteran owned business, but a veteran operated business. Mr. Gamble believes it is important to employ local veterans looking for work but also finds that they are some of the best employees. Walking into the taproom you will find the walls covered in memorabilia connected to Mr. Gamble and his service, as well as history through the years of all branches of the military.
It is truly an honor to recognize Mr. Gamble and his contributions he has made to our Jacksonville community. Mr. Speaker, I hope you will join me in this very special congressional salute to Navy Veteran and Jacksonville business owner, Ron Gamble.