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!

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!

Mr. White Labs

chris-white-labsWhat began as home brewers searching for higher quality yeast, quickly grew into a team of dedicated biochemists exploring new ways to advance brewing altogether. Today, White Labs stands at the intersection of science, education and craft. Constantly striving for perfection, and in the process continually raising the bar in the art of fermentation. In episode #0033, join White Labs owner and renowned yeast author Chris White, as he chats it up at THE BLOCK off Biltmore with Crowler Chris Power and Brewpon Tommy Green.

Fishbone

fishboneFishbone joined us for episode #0023 before their show at The Grey Eagle. Angelo Moore shared his secret for staying active on stage - putting tiger balm on his taint. We were lucky to have Flying Jay with us, as we interrupted his ritual of smoking weed on the bus. Tall Paul, former Skellatones keyboardist, a.k.a. Lerch, has tough balls and spent his afternoon at the Wedge before joining us. He loves their Iron Rail IPA.

Homebrew Horse Blanket and Hydroponics

fifth-season-gardeningOwner Mike Weeks and brewer Jeremy Bruder drink local now with us for episode #0020 at their Fifth Season Gardening hydroponic and homebrew store on Tunnel Road in East Asheville. Find out about the oldest bar tab in the World and horse blanket on the flavor wheel (ref: cat piss #0016). "More esoteric styles of beer are on the horizon and less innovation," postulates Jeremy. Local hops growning in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Mexican hops, Australian hops, and Sierra Nevada's trademark ownership of a specific type of hop are cheery topics of discourse. Though tropical plants are the big sellers at Fifth Season, we go for the great craft beer on tap and their all-gender bathrooms.