Representative John Ager for Hemp

john agerNorth Carolina State Representative John Ager joins us for Hemp Wednesdays at THE BLOCK off Biltmore. Hemp is soon to be the new cash crop for the Southern States. Raleigh's Tyler Cromartie, Hendo's Chris Power, and Dark Matter's Tommy Green chat it up with Hickory Nut Gap Farm's John Ager about the current status of North Carolina hemp legalization in episode #0044.

Brian Grossman Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

briangrossman4Sierra Nevada Owner Brian Grossman humbly describes himself as a second generation brewer. We know him as the owner of of one of best companies in the world, practicing conscious capitalism and sustainability. "As soon as beer making becomes a job, you've f**ked up," say Brian. "You need to be passionate about what you are doing." In episode #0043 Brian educates us on the finer points of making quality beer, and his philosophies on life which help him to run Sierra Nevada. Brad and Brandi Hillman, of soon to open Hillman Beer on Sweeten Creek Road, as well as artisan glass blowers, also join us on this epic episode at Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest.

Asheville Community Yoga & Blind Date

drinklocalnow-asheville-affiliates6Our second release during Asheville FM fund drive week, episode #0042, features Michael Greenfield of Ashevile Community Yoga, Jody Bender a Stern Super Fan, Busker Matt Ryans, Weaverville resident Cindy Zalman-Wol­hart, and Tommy Green of Brewpon. Crazy fun times were had at Catawba Brewing's South Slope tap room, where Jody had a blind date with Chuckie who joined us on the podcast at first sight!

P-Funk Asheville FM 103.3

ashevillefm-p-funkAsheville FM Fund Drive has kicked and in conjunction junction what's your function? We are releasing a podcast every day! Listen to Ashevile FM's own P-Funk educate us on what Asheville FM community radio is all about. All this week come on by the station on Haywood Road in West Asheville for free coffee provided by Firestorm Cafe and Books, and many free goodies to choose from, like CD's and vinyl.... just give a small donation to keep the station up and running for all of us.

Deb au Nare Burlesque

showBurlesque at Trade and Lore Coffee with Deb au Nare, Co-host Morgana Magdalene, The Catfish and Tommy Green. Install the FREE BREWPON app available in Android and Apple app stores to listen to this humbling podcast on the true art form of burlesque... it ain't just about seeing these beautiful women's tatas!

The Pimps of Joytime

pimps-of-joytime"It is actually impossible. There is no way you can experience what another person experiences, but just the act of trying to understand what somebody else is going through is critical. The World would be in a lot better condition if enough people were at least just attempting to be empathetic," says Brian J of the band Pimps of Joytime in episode #0039, recorded at Pisgah Brewing. We just might vote for Brian J as a write in candidate in the upcoming election. Right?

Altamont Brewing Now UpCountry Brewing

upcountry2One of the first breweries in Asheville, Altamont Brewing, recently changed hands, and is now UpCountry Brewing. The same charming place that was Altamont - the brewery with the most character in Asheville - will continue on with the same community standards, under the new name UpCountry. You will find the same people, same dogs, and same staff as before! What's different? The assistant brewer from Altamont, Jordan Veale, is now the Head Brewer at UpCountry, giving us certitude that great beer will continue to flow from their taps. Executive Chef Matt Covich, an avid disc golfer, has moved to Asheville from Athens, GA and created a delicious contemporary southern menu. Pizza and burgers are still served, as before... but now, they are worth every penny! Brewer Jordan Veale, Manager Nicole Flynn, Crowler Chris Power, and Brewpon Tommy Green chat it up in episode #0038.

Brian Turner Oktoberfest

roycooperOur next Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, was on hand for the Brian Turner Oktoberfest at New Belgium Brewing. Asheville Beer Lawyer Derek Allen, Burlesque Queen Morgana Magdalene, join Brewpon Tommy Green for a scintillating beer chat with North Carolina Representative Brian Turner.

Joe Greene Meets Cecil Bothwell

cecil-bothwellAnother Wednesday Hemp Day finds us at The BLOCK off Biltmore chatting with toasts of the town Joe Greene and Cecil Bothwell… and toast is exactly what we did! Both of these gentlemen work hard with our community, forging relationships, bringing people together to help one another, and live as one. Crowler Chris Power and Brewpon Tommy Green are humbled by the presence of these two Super Asheville Citizens. Give it a listen… find out what went down at Wednesday Hemp Day!

Morgana Magdalene Burlesque

morgana magdaleneLocal Burlesque performer Morgana Magdalene sits down on us (wishful thinking), rather with us, at THE BLOCK off Biltmore for discussion on the art form, distinguishing it from stripping. A new generation nostalgic for the spectacle and glamour of the old times has been determined to bring burlesque back, and we have a thriving scene here in Asheville. We don't care what you call it, as hot as Morgana is, we approve of her undressing. Crowler Chris Power, Busker Matt Ryan, and Brewpon Tommy Green chat it up with burlesque performer Morgana Magdalene.... ITS HOT!