Natural Born Leaders Pisgah Brewing

Grammy Award winner Debrissa McKinney and Austin Haynes are the new power couple in town. DeBaustin? Michael Martinez fell off the World's tallest water sphere in Union, New Jersey and lived to podcast with us at Pisgah Brewing for Chalwa's residency.


Benton Wharton, the Director of Events and good times at Pisgah, hosted us and shared his craft beer wisdom. Michael Franti and Debrissa McKinney did not speak on this episode.


Natural Born Leaders' Austin Haynes and Michael Martinez jump on stage with Chalwa to chat poetry. It's a once and a lifetime collaboration not to be missed!


Tommy Green explains how he unintentionally walked into this scene at Echo Mountain, having no idea what he saw, and didn't realize what he saw, until Steve Martin started tweeting about it.


Tommy Green labeled Chris Power as the whitest motherfreaker EVER, only to end up as the pot calling the kettle black. He twice referred to Ice T's role in Straight Outta Compton.

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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.

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.

Gary Sernack: Bhramari Brewhouse

ceelo-green-gary-sernack Ceelo Green and Gary Sernack at Bhramari Brewhouse enjoying infused beer. Craft Lifestyle. Great beer. Local. Great Burgers. Star Wars. Investing in Community. Hard Sodas. Tattoos. Harry Potter...and uh... great craft beer! Ain't that some shit? "I really fucking like this place," says Tommy Green. "When can we come back for more podcasting?"

The Twilight Zone with Adam Charnack

Adam Charnack of Hi-Wire Brewing Imagine a world where Governor Pat McCrory overturned HB2... Crazy huhn? That is exactly what we believed had happened just prior to recording episode #0012 of Drink Local Now. We were elated and giddy throughout, happy that we no longer lived in the worst State in the Union. The Funniest Man in Beer, Adam Charnack of Hi-Wire Brewing, hosts us for our podcast at Hi-Wire Brewing's Big Top. Could we have been tripping on LSD? Download the Brewpon app to listen. Join us in The Twilight Zone.

Stags Head Sword Fighting

jonathon-ayers_stags-head-brewingMarried at a Renaissance Fair, Jonathon Ayers is starting a brewery in downtown Hendersonville named Stags Head Brewing. He will build the brewery with his own two hands. Jonathon's expertise on beer, sword fighting, and construction is unmatched by any of the episodes other co-hosts: Ian "Apple Weed" McAnsh, Tommy "Brew Papa" Green, and Emily "Life Line" Trimnal.  The four of us shared a growler from Fonta Flora Brewery of Morganton. Western North Carolina will soon lay claim to a farm house brewery! Say What?