Power of One, Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum
My name is Shibli Haddad. I own a somewhat unconventional gas station called Replicant Shell in Pasadena located at the corner of Arroyo Pkwy and Del Mar Blvd. This station was previously run by my father till his passing in 1998. Seventeen years later I took over this location in April of 2016 leaving behind my career in business management and accounting alongside dropping out of college.
Aside from the numerous large hand painted murals from local artists within the store, the most notable thing about the station is the large highly curated craft beer selection. Over the past 7 years I have spent a considerable amount of time curating my selection and evolving my practices. I’ve slowly built up relationships with prominent breweries and distributors to solidify my gas station as a legitimate high end bottle shop. In the more recent years, I have begun a side project known as Replicant in which I have begun flying in out of state brewers here to Pasadena to brew their signature recipes at a contracted local brewing facility for people to get the chance to try their beers fresh.