Opening a business is no easy task. Breweries are no exception. In fact, breweries are notoriously difficult to open. A major key to getting to opening day is to have a strong team. Front Pourch Brewing in Phoenix has nailed that. Everyone from investors to the person sending hop baskets from Oregon to use as light shades are friends and family. From the early days of making beer on their front porch (surprised?) to the madness that was the soft opening they have banded together to open one of the nicest taprooms in Arizona. And the beer? Yeah, its REALLY good. The top hit for the soft opening was a blonde ale that packs a punch at around 7% due to the brewers not understanding the efficiency of the new equipment. And I applaud you for that happy mistake. Keep "Toasty Blonde" on that list. Please.
Publish Date: 9/11/2019
In this episode I head over to Litchfield Park to hang out with the guys from TCBC. A great little taproom supplemented by fantastic beer and great people. Hell yes, I'm in. Make a trip over there ASAP. In the meantime enjoy the show!
Publish Date: 2/19/2020
In this episode I hang out with some of the guys from Mobile West Canning. AZ Beer Week = many can releases = busy times for the Mobile West folks. If you are a brewery these are the people you want to package your can releases. And if you are a consumer these are the people you want canning your purchases. Enjoy the show!
Publish Date: 2/12/2020
In this episode my man Miguel Hidalgo joins me as co-host to chat with the guys from Grand Avenue Brewing Company in Downtown Phoenix. Years in the making they are approaching their inaugural anniversary but having been brewing some bangers from the start. A cool location, world class beers and fantastic food makes this place an immediate addition to your must-hit list.
Publish Date: 2/5/2020
I can’t even tell you how excited I am to share this episode. If at the beginning of 2019 you would have told me that I’d have Jack Maxwell AND Zane Lamprey on the podcast I’d have called you a lunatic. Well, here we are! Recording in a Best Western. Just liked I dreamed it. For real, this was a great time. Jonathan Buford from AZ Wilderness joins in too. Be sure to check out the social media (Instagram and Facebook) to see how you can win a copy of The Arizona Beer Book signed by Zane and Jack. Enjoy the show!
Publish Date: 1/29/2020
In the 2nd part of the Camp Coolship 2019 episode we do a little reflection with Jennings Carney of Pen Druid Brewing out of Virginia as well as Jonathan and Patrick from Arizona Wilderness. Be sure to check out the first part of this episode released Jan 22nd. Enjoy the show!
Publish Date: 1/24/2020
Camp Coolship is a great project created by Arizona Wilderness to bring some of the best beer minds in the country into our beautiful state to create a spontaneously fermented beer. This was my second time to Camp Coolship and am so grateful that Wilderness gives me a chance to talk to all these amazing people who are forging the path for the future of craft beer. This is part 1 of the most recent Camp Coolship. Part 2 will be out Friday. Enjoy!
Publish Date: 1/22/2020
Camp Coolship is a great project created by Arizona Wilderness Brewing to bring some of the best beer minds in the country into our beautiful state to create a spontaneously fermented beer. This was my second time to Camp Coolship and am so grateful that Arizona Wilderness gives me a chance to talk to all these amazing people who are forging the path for the future of craft beer. This is part 1 of the most recent Camp Coolship. Part 2 will be out Friday. Enjoy!
Publish Date: 1/22/2020
Coffee is great. Beer is great. Beer with coffee is really great. So when Historic Brewing let me know about a beer they do with Flagstaff-based Elevate Nepal every year that is launched at a Big Lebowski themed bowling event I had to know more. In this episode I sit down with Dan Maurer from Elevate Nepal and Kaitlyn Wolin from Historic Brewing to talk about the project as well as how Dan and his team are working tirelessly to help the people of Nepal including growing of amazing coffee.
Publish Date: 1/15/2020