Michelle Graef has worked at Hal & Al's for less than a year, but she's already developed a following of loyal regulars. She says the awesome beer selection at Hal & Al's makes it easy to please her "very friendly" customers.

Michelle Graef has worked at Hal & Al's for less than a year, but she's already developed a following of loyal regulars. She says the awesome beer selection at Hal & Al's makes it easy to please her "very friendly" customers.

When she's not at the Parsons Avenue hangout, she's working for Badcock Apparel and buzzing around town on her orange scooter.

Stop by Hal & Al's and ask her about her belt buckle - it's the coolest bottle opener of all time.

Are you a craft beer fan?

I wasn't to begin with, but I certainly am now. It's so much fun to try everything we have in our "30 in 30" [beer tour]. I also do the beer tastings every Tuesday, so I get the opportunity to try a bunch.

We're that place where you can find those hard-to-find beers. It's nice because those people will always come together - it's like talking sports, but talking beer.

What beer do you like?

I'm a huge fan of Breckenridge, and my favorite right now is Harpoon's UFO White. If you like Belgian whites, it's the best. As far as I know, we're the only bar in Ohio where you can find it.

What are your other favorite drinks?

My favorite shot is the Dill Thrill. We do it with a dab of sriracha, a shot of Absolut Peppar and a dill pickle slice. Lick it, shoot it, eat it. Most people say, "That's the worst thing ever." But after a couple seconds they realize it's not bad and usually get a second round.

Tell me about Badcock Apparel.

They're about a year old, and the name kind of indicates the line of apparel we carry. We just got three of our shirts on this season of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." If you go to badcockapparel.com you'll see the characters in the shirts. We thought we were kind of a big deal [laughs].