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.

President Erik Lars Myers and Professor Sarah Ficke

mystery-brewingAuthors of North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries, Sarah Ficke and Erik Lars Myers, join us at THE BLOCK off Biltmore for episode #0026. "If you know the people from the brewery and you know their story, you will get a good idea of what their beer tastes like." These two, now married, met when Erik was directing Sarah in a play. These days, a brewer and owner of Mystery Brewing, Erik dresses in beaver drag, while Sarah is a Professor of English at Marymount University.

Tony Kiss: The Beer Guy

Tony KissSpecial guest Tony Kiss "The Beer Guy" discusses the history and future of the Asheville beer scene. Not so special guest, Stump Mutts guitarist, Drink Local Now Prophet Derek Allen, joins the riveting craft beer discussion as well, in episode #0024. Chis Power and Tommy Green were also on hand drinking craft beer. Tony drank water, recovering from a weekend of hard work visiting a multitude of breweries over the weekend. Life's a bitch... but Tony's not complaining. ;-)

Craft Beer Outlet Mall

keith-lagunaKeith Laguna and Angelica Caporuscio, owners of Tonic MRKT in the Asheville Outlet Mall, join us for episode #0021. Tommy Green gets drunk pounding New Holland Dragons Milk in stupor awe of this incredible couple and their story, while Crowler skillfully manages the interview. Tonic MRKT is the only bottle shop and craft beer bar in an outlet mall in the nation. The ALE and ABC of North Carolina gave approval for Tonic MRKT to allow its customers to walk out their door drinking beer and go shopping throughout the mall.