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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Asheville Brewery Tour Part II – Pisgah Brewing Company

In part two of our Asheville Brewery Tour, we had the opportunity to meet Dave Quinn from Pisgah Brewing Company after our interview with Julie from Bruisin’ Ales. We sample Pisgah’s new amber spring seasonal, which was created in support … Continue reading

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interview with Julie Atallah from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville, NC

Last week I had the great opportunity to interview Julie Atallah from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville. We had a great time talking about how Julie and her husband Jason got into craft beer and started Bruisin’ Ales. We also talk … Continue reading

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doggie style: the brewmaster of flying dog

I could not think of a better way to start off my Oregon Beer Trail week than to speak to the brewmaster for a major craft brewery. And by some miracle, this chance actually came about when Stephanie Kerchner in … Continue reading

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