We’re live (via recorded Zoom conversation) with Sierra Nevada Brewing’s Scott Jennings. Scott is the Head Brewer at Sierra Nevada in Mills River NC. How many Sierra Nevada Torpedos, Pale Ales, or Celebrations have you enjoyed in your beer drinking career? Well, you can thank Scott for all those wonderful taste bud experiences. Find out how Torpedo IPA got its name and many other cool facts about Sierra Nevada’s wonderful beer. Don’t forget to raise your glass high as you listen to this week’s episode!
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Publish Date: 7/28/2020
The gang is back live and in person this week. We met the team at Edge City Brewery and got a behind-the-scenes look at their operation in Charlotte’s MoRa (Monroe Rd and Rama Rd). Founders and brothers, Jared and John Thomas sit with us to talk about their journey on opening a brewery in the middle of a pandemic. The taproom is open so be sure to stop by and give them a try.
We also had an old friend sit in as a special guest in this episode. Kiel Arrington joined us to talk about his current project- Vaulted Oak Brewing.
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Publish Date: 9/1/2020
Raise a glass with us as we chat with NC Brewers Guild Executive Director, Rich Greene. Hear from Rich about the state of the beer business as it adapts to the COVID crisis. We talk about how quarantine has impacted some of your favorite breweries. We also look ahead at the growth of the craft beer industry in North Carolina. Rich is doing great advocacy work on our taste bud’s behalf!
Publish Date: 6/11/2020
We’re still in lockdown but this quarantine won’t stop us from reporting on the latest Charlotte craft beer news. Our good friend, Matt McKenzie, joins us to discuss the latest impact of COVID-19 and how it affects Charlotte breweries. Grab a local beer and lend us your ears.
Matt McKenzie is a craft beer writer based in Charlotte and has written for Charlotte Magazine and Charlotte Visitors Guide.
Publish Date: 5/26/2020
Back at it this week as we sit down with the owner and head brewer of Armored Cow Brewing in University City Andy Kalinoski. Andy started up Armored Cow with a certain family member in mind and he’s been making some solid beers both with and without gluten. Listen up as we taste through the gluten-free flight to give our notes.
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Publish Date: 5/5/2020
The gang is quarantined but that’s not stopping us from bringing you the latest in craft beer news and how it relates to the Queen City!
This week’s guests include the good folks from Untapped. We hear from Greg Avola - Chief Creative Officer and co-founder- to talk about how Unttapd was born and what you can expect about everyone’s favorite beer tracking app. We also talk to Jon Dispenza and Harrison Hickok co-hosts of Drinking Socially the official Untappd Podcast.
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Publish Date: 4/21/2020
A very different episode this week. With the country shutdown amid Coronavirus scares we stayed in Quarantine and Weezie called the guys from his house and they discuss what has happened to the Charlotte beer scene over the past few weeks since bar and restaurants have closed their doors to on-site consumption.
They also give you some stories of what local taprooms, bottles shops, and furloughed employees are doing during this time.
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Publish Date: 3/31/2020
We are dubbing this episode “The Smartest Brewery in Charlotte” Why you ask?
Well, two reasons 1. Joe Vogelbacher is one of 19 Master Cicerones in the country. So we discussed the exam and just how he prepared for it. Then the brewery itself uses A.I. in the production area provided by IBM to help them with production and efficiency. Sugar Creek Brewery is doing big things there in the LoSo neighborhood.
Plus, Melissa Bruno Johnston sits in to talk about Biere De Femme Presented by Pink Boots Society. This year's festival takes place on March 21st at Unknown Brewery. She fills us in on all the details.
Publish Date: 3/3/2020