Right in the heart of Downtown Phoenix sits a single story standalone building that has served as an anchor for the Arizona craft beer community since 2012. Angel's Trumpet Ale House began when the craft beer resurgence was just beginning in Arizona. To educate an entire community in something unfamiliar can be an uphill battle but owners Mat and Sharry Englehorn are game. In this episode host Eric Walters sits down with the Englehorns to hear the story behind their beloved ale house. Enjoy!
Publish Date: 11/12/2020
Josh "Archy" Archuleta is quickly making a name for himself as a great brewer at Flying Basset in Gilbert. When we talked about making a session hazy IPA with all New Zealand hops it was a no-brainer. The beer, on tap and in cans starting April 30th at the brewery, turned out great and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Smokin' Hope, a local organization that feeds the hungry. In this episode I sit down with Archy to talk about his story, Haka Shakalaka and the bigger vision. Enjoy!
Publish Date: 4/27/2021
As if being a federal agent wasn't adventurous enough, Jeremy DeConcini decided to open a brewery at the onset of the shutdown of 2020. Well, ok, that wasn’t actually the plan but that's what happened. But you can’t keep a determined group of people down, especially when great beer is at stake. Jeremy is one of the founding partners of MotoSonora Brewing Co. and runs the place along with his brother Jeff but takes their whole team to execute the quality product and experience they offer. Enjoy the show!
Publish Date: 4/22/2021
In 2018 the folks at Edge Of The World Brewery opened to an excited local crowd. Since then they have been making some great beers so much so that we can hear the rumblings all the way here in the Valley. In this episode we sit down with co-owner/co-brewer Ray Hammon to talk about how him and his team are earning their spot as one of the top up and coming breweries in Arizona. Enjoy!
Publish Date: 4/15/2021
If you've had a Tap That AZ Hazy IPA then you've had a beer canned on the Cano Canner. In fact, nowadays places such as Simple Machine, Front Pourch, and Button Brewhouse are all on the Cano train. When you see this portable little powerhouse of a canner in action you can tell someone with some insane mechanical skills built it. In this episode I hang out with the man behind Cano, Andrew Grady. Enjoy the show!
Publish Date: 3/30/2021
When the opening of The Sleepy Whale was announced it came with immediate hype. With the groundwork laid by the massive success of sister beer bar, The Wandering Tortoise, the Chandler spot hit the ground running and hasn't missed a beat since. With a selection that is 2nd to none its a must-hit for beer enthusiasts. In this episode I sit down with co-owner Tony Fatica and the always amazing beer slinger Tiffany Fowler to talk about their story and enjoy some great beers. Enjoy!
Publish Date: 3/18/2021
The Grand Avenue neighborhood of Downtown Phoenix has a vibe all of its own. Built along the original road to LA this cool little section of Phx continues to make its mark with new small businesses moving into the unique buildings that fill the neighborhood. One of the newest additions to the Grand Venue family is The Wayward Taphouse. In this episode owners Hilda Cardenas and Ty Goolie tell us the story behind their spot and how it fits perfectly into the mix. Enjoy!
Publish Date: 3/11/2021
As we wrap it up we hear about the literal “circus” at the restaurant that put him over the edge, his reflections after leaving and finally one of my favorite parts, some advice for us as diners to help make the experience great. As he describes it, it is a dance and not a fight and when those come together between staff and guest, its magical.
"Nicholas Butler’s 'foodoir' is the first-hand account of changing from a career path as a college professor into waiting tables at one of Phoenix’s most respected restaurants. 'A Year In Waiting' connects to all readers by exploring the delights and prejudices of the restaurant industry, finding inspiration through carefully sourced ingredients, and offering discovery as a coping mechanism over disillusionment during the massive layoffs and unemployment of 2020."
Publish Date: 3/5/2021
In this new series "Behind The Pint" presented by The Arizona Beer Book we will hear the story of over 2 dozen iconic Arizona beers. These conversations were recorded in 2019 during the creation of The Arizona Beer Book for the purpose of research and were never intended to be released.
This one is bittersweet. Before closing its doors in 2020 Mother Bunch was one of our favorite spots. In this episode owner Julie and brewer Omar (now owner of La Pequena Brewing) tell the story behind their beloved McBrides Irish Red. Enjoy!
Publish Date: 3/3/2021