Category Archives: Interviews

There’s a Big Storm Brewing in Odessa

I thought long and hard about the title for this post, and I couldn’t resist the pun. I hope you’ll forgive me. Puns aside, there really is a Big Storm Brewery in Odessa, and they really are brewing up a … Continue reading

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Riverbend Malt House Seeks to Create a Truly Southern Beer Style

“Support Your Local Brewery” is the refrain of the Brewers Association. While we can all do our best to support local businesses, unless you live in Washington, Oregon or Idaho, there really is no such thing as a locally sourced … Continue reading

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wear your craft

How many times have we been in a bar with friends drinking a few pints, and sometime in the conversation someone has an idea for a new business or a product that will revolutionize the world, and everyone is like, … Continue reading

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beer on the frontier: Nantahala Brewing Company

For the long Labor Day weekend, Nicole and I decided we would take a camping trip to far Western North Carolina and visit our friends Chris and Cristina Collier, brewers and co-founders of Nantahala Brewing Company in Bryson City. After … Continue reading

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Tapping the Beer Community in Greenville

It’s time for me to come clean. I admit, I have Asheville envy. Nine breweries, self-distribution and a kick-ass beer store, Bruisin Ales. As a beer lover, sometimes I wish I had moved 60 miles up highway 25. It’s not … Continue reading

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from the Hop Press: an interview with Tom Davis, brewmaster & founder of Thomas Creek

My latest post on the Hop Press: An interview with Tom Davis of Thomas Creek Tom and his father, Bill, talked with me about why they got into beer, how Tom started brewing, and what gave him the desire to … Continue reading

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Jimmy C’s beer bottle cap collection

Jimmy C (aka Jim Ciallella) from OrangeCoat shows us his 400+ beer bottle cap collection. It’s about 20 minutes long, so you may be asking yourself, “How can they talk about bottle caps for 20 minutes?” I don’t know, but … Continue reading

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