Lookout Brewing Black Mountain

To start off 2018, we continue the discussion with craft brewer John Garcia at his Lookout Brewing in Black Mountain, NC. Transgender female Kaylah Mague joins our cast of misanthropes, bringing our show to a level of legitimacy, which Chris Power and Tommy Green are aspiring to reach. Topics discussed include:
  • Lookout Brewing expansion
  • Disc Golf
  • Another Brewery Opening in Black Mountain
  • How much the Asheville Brewers Alliance sucks
  • Good Hops Brewing
  • How much Wicked Weed sold for
  • Appalachian Mountain Brewery is NOT a craft brewer

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.

Doug Fine: HempX Asheville at Highland Brewing

doug-fineDoug Fine is an American author, journalist, humorist, and goat herder. He has been a freelance journalist for such organizations as the Washington Post, Salon, U.S. News and World Report, Sierra, Wired, Outside, National Public Radio, and many other venues. His investigative reporting has taken him to five continents, often to remote locations like Burma, Rwanda, Laos, Guatemala and Tajikistan. One of his dispatches, on Burmese democracy efforts, was read into the Congressional Record. Fine won numerous awards for his radio reporting from rural Alaska before he moved to New Mexico. He joins us at Highland Brewing for HempX Asheville where good vibes and times were pervasive. David Newsom from Palmetto Harmony, Asheville Busker Matt Ryans, Tennessee Tebow, and Brewpon Tommy Green chat it up together.

Catawba Brewing Opens New Brewery

Tim-Kaine-wagon-wheeelCatawba Brewing is expanding. A new city. A new location. It's forth location. The Beer Ambassador, Jo Doyle, and Director of Brewing Operations, Kevin Sondey, join Brewpon Tommy Green and Crowler Chris Power at Catawba Brewing's South Slope location for episode #0031. Just hours after Tim Kaine's epic harmonic performance, the crew is beaming, excited to be just a few feet away from where our next Vice President made jamming history.

the local beer company

america beerAnheuser-Busch InBev is not ruining the craft beer we drink... quite the contrary. ABInBev, soon to merge with another giant beer corporation, facilitates the distribution of craft beer so that all American's can have a taste at a fair price. Epsidoe #0028 had an all star cast at Bhramari Brewhouse that included Beer Guy Tony Kiss, Bud of Asheville Chad Wood, Bhramari Brewing and culinary extraordinaire Gary Sernack, and hosts Brew Papa Tommy Green and Crowler Chris Power. Tinder brought us together.

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.

The Wedge Speaking of Travel to Cuba

wedge"Our Asheville Community is about working together to create local economy, so we can live here with the quality of life we all came here for," says Marilyn Ball in episode #0018 of Drink Local Now. Tim Schaller, owner of the Wedge Brewery, and Marilyn Ball from Speaking of Travel, make for an all-star cast on a beautiful afternoon on location at The Wedge. Community is Brewing's new home, dirty bong water, traveling to Cuba, and the craft lifestyle are just a few of the many topics covered. F***k HB2!

Cat Piss on the Flavor Wheel

Monte's TaproomThe scintillating and vivacious Monique "Man Eater" Ruiz proves herself as a podcast host extraordinaire in episode #0016 of Drink Local Now. Whether discussing Tommy Green's micro-penis, cat piss on the flavor wheel, or going head-to-head with Jonathan Ayers on craft beer expertise, the Man Eater holds her own. Crowler, Kinsman, Man Eater, and Little Dickie taste a variety of craft beers before gulping them all down.

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?"