Since coming onto the Arizona beer scene as the owners of The Casual Pint Central Phoenix in 2017 Justin and Caia Curtis have already made a big splash. Their anniversary celebration (Oct 20-Oct 24) will highlight some of the many reasons: great collab beers, fun yet safe events and raffles for local charities. In this episode I sit down with Justin to talk about our beer-sheltered lives growing up in Ohio and how their business model has helped to streamline their contribution to our amazing Arizona beer community. Enjoy!
Publish Date: 10/20/2020
Ok, lets face it. Some animals are just cuter than others. Burrowing owls might take the cake on cuteness. About the size of a "potato with legs" these little fellas are in danger. Luckily Arizona has awesome people like Cathy Wise and Steven Prager (episode 178 also) from National Audubon Society for Arizona to spearhead efforts to save them. Add in Wren House Brewing to create a beer to bring awareness to this issue and you have U-9 Lager. Enjoy!
Publish Date: 11/27/2020
In this episode I am emphatic that this cheese I tasted was the best ever. After reflecting on that….it’s 100% true! So Arcadia Premium has been a huge supporter from day one and I’m embarrassed it took me so long to get them on the show! Owners Joel and Lara join to tell their story as well as share some amazing cheese. And we even have a special guest pop in. Enjoy!
Publish Date: 11/20/2020
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
In February of 2017 Pedal Haus assistant brewer Ian Campbell-O'Neill tragically passed away. To honor Ian Pedal Haus makes a rye IPA called rICON every year. This year the beer will help to raised funds for the struggling Arizona Craft Brewers Guild. Tune in as host Eric Walters talks with those involved with making this wonderful beer!
Publish Date: 11/8/2020
For the past few years Mike Mathis and Steven Goodman have been pursuing their individual dreams of opening a spot that is all about great beer and BBQ. Leave it to Brian Helton of Helton Brewing Company to connect these two and encourage them to combine forces. This introduction led to the formation of Furious Beer and BBQ. On November 8th Helton Brewing will be hosting a brewers dinner including some of the collaboration beer with Furious. Kirby from "Beer Talks: The Kirbside Edition" joins in as well!
Publish Date: 10/30/2020
Growing up in a steel city myself I can appreciate the grit it takes to survive in that world. In fact my love for craft beer as a whole comes from its core foundation: hard work and creativity. Clarkdale, and now its newest business, Smeltertown Brewery, are build on that foundation as well. Becky and Craig Backus are the longtime Clarkdale residents who are behind the brewery and its accompanying hotel. A beautiful spot with beers that kick just as impressive from head brewer Tim Godin make this the spot to hit up ASAP!
Publish Date: 10/5/2020
Growing up in a steel city myself I can appreciate the grit it takes to survive in that world. In fact my love for craft beer as a whole comes from its core foundation: hard work and creativity. Clarkdale, and now its newest business, Smelter Town Brewery, are build on that foundation as well. Becky and Craig Backus are the longtime Clarkdale residents who are behind the brewery and its accompanying hotel. A beautiful spot with beers that kick just as impressive from head brewer Tim Godin make this the spot to hit up ASAP!
Publish Date: 10/5/2020