Episode 125: Making the Best Local Food & Beer with Grain R&D

In this episode, we head down to Queen Creek to hang out with Travis Tolmachoff from Grain R&D. Located at the 100-year-old Sossoman Farm Grain R&D is doing amazing things to provide Arizona breweries and restaurants with the highest quality local grains with a sustainable approach. Some of the best in Arizona food and beer proudly use their products including Old Ellsworth Brewing, Chris Bianco, Wren House Brewing, and Arizona Wilderness Brewing. Luckily we all get to then enjoy a true taste of Arizona. Enjoy the show! 



Publish Date: 5/29/2019




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In this episode, Liz heads to Real, Wild and Woody. The best summer beer festival in the Southwest RWW is always a great time and lots of fun conversations to be had. And when you have a microphone things can get very interesting. Enjoy!



Publish Date: 8/25/2019


For this episode, I head down to Gilbert to hang out with Rob the owner of Flying Basset Brewing. These guys are one of the new kids on the block but with a handful of well known Arizona beer mentors he’s worked with it makes sense why they hit the ground running. Enjoy the show!



Publish Date: 8/14/2019


Welcome back. In this episode, I get to hang out with some of the best chefs in the country. All of these badass chefs have been on the Food Network hit show Chopped and all are based here in Arizona. A few weeks ago Brian Helton reached out and said “Hey, you gotta get in on this. I am working with Itule Produce and a bunch of awesome chefs to make a one of a kind beer.” If Brian is involved, I’m in. And what Willie Itule Produce is doing to innovate in the produce industry is so great to see. I am really excited to see where this project goes. Stay tuned for future episodes as this project progresses. Enjoy the show!



Publish Date: 8/7/2019


Welcome back. In this episode, I get to hang out with some of the best chefs in the country. All of these badass chefs have been on the Food Network hit show Chopped and all are based here in Arizona. A few weeks ago Brian Helton reached out and said “Hey, you gotta get in on this. I am working with Itule Produce and a bunch of awesome chefs to make a one of a kind beer.” If Brian is involved, I’m in. And what Willie Itule Produce is doing to innovate in the produce industry is so great to see. I am really excited to see where this project goes. Stay tuned for future episodes as this project progresses. Enjoy the show!



Publish Date: 8/7/2019


In this episode I hang out with Jon Buford and Patrick Ware from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. 



Publish Date: 7/20/2019


In this episode, I hang out with Jon Buford and Patrick Ware from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. These guys have blown up since coming onto the scene just a few years ago. From being featured on the Travel Channel hit show Booze Traveler to collaborating with some of the best breweries in the world these guys are just getting started. This episode barely skimmed the surface of their story so we'll be having them back on very soon to hear more. In the meantime, enjoy the show! 



Publish Date: 7/20/2019


To some, they are the guys who "sold out to the enemy". But to many many more they are the pioneers who paved the way for the craft beer craze here in the state of Arizona. In this episode, I sit down with a few of the people responsible for making Four Peaks Brewing Company the industry leader it is today including founder Andy Ingram.  



Publish Date: 7/20/2019


To some, they are the guys who "sold out to the enemy". But to many many more they are the pioneers who paved the way for the craft beer craze here in the state of Arizona. In this episode, I sit down with a few of the people responsible for making Four Peaks Brewing Company the industry leader it is today including founder Andy Ingram.  



Publish Date: 7/20/2019


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