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Episode 48 – Devil’s Creek Brewery – Kathy Ganser

This episode features Kathy Ganser of Devil’s Creek Brewery.  

“Wouldn’t it be cool to start a brewery?”

The seed was planted in 2015, Kathy and Anthony decided to open a brewery.  Kathy went for it and dove right in.  Doing site planning and drawing from her background in graphic design, she made the branding come alive.  The name pays homage to a Jersey Devil sighting in Collingswood.  At the creek right behind where the brewery sits.  Like many breweries Anthony and Kathy began as home brewers.  Early on Anthony was winning awards for his home craft beer.  They put their heart and soul into building out the local neighborhood place.  Today Kathy is creating recipes that are winning awards in national competitions.  The beers are strong in flavor and character.  This women owned brewery is doing Collingswood proud and has quickly become a hot spot for the community.1 Powell Ln, Collingswood, NJ 08108 – (856) 425-2520 – www.devilscreekbrewery.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Collingswood, NJ

Jersey Devil

Erik Dickersbach

River Horse Brewing Company

Great American Beer Festival

Beastie Boys

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Cream Ridge Winery

Revolution Coffee Roasters

Cape May Brewing Company

Village Idiot Brewing Company

Atlantic City Beer Festival

Episode 47 – Old Republic Distillery – Bill Mathias

This episode features Bill Mathias of Old Republic Distillery.  “We distill for flavor baby… It’s all about the flavor.”   The distillery started with a passion.  Bill’s grandfather and great grandfather made home made wine.  They made dandelion and watermelon rind wine.  They made alcohol from what was readily available.  Bill was curious about how they made what they did.  At 18 Bill brewed his first beer and learned all about fermentation.  He runs three stills.  He’s making the mash and fermenting to put out some exceptional and flavorful spirits.  Take a listen and let us know what you think. 330 Town Center Dr York, PA 17408 – 717-870-1792 – www.drinkord.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Old Republic Distillery Tavern – Ephrata

Jack Daniels

Mojito Recipe

Explore York

Keystone Craft Spirits Trail

Grappa

Dickey’s Barbecue

Allegro Winery

Troegs Beer

Episode 46 – Pine Tavern Distillery – Bill Cox

Pine Tavern Distillery - Bill Cox

This episode features Bill Cox of Pine Tavern Distillery.  Bill and his family love to go camping for their vacations.  They pack up the campers and check out places on the East Coast.  On one of their trips they visited Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, Virginia.  Later they pondered, “Why is there nothing like this in NJ?”  Taking the next steps they met with now defunct Cooper River Distillers in Camden, NJ.   This gave them the information and structure that they needed to get started.  Cooper River helped them put things together.  New Jersey is a “Right to Farm” State and they determined that the families farm was the perfect setting to get their distillery dreams going.  Already growing corn on the land it was perfect.  On February 3, 2016 they fired up the still and began to distill their Muddy Run Corn Moonshine.  Now the 8th oldest distillery in NJ they continue to grow and expand.  This camping trip inspired distillery is producing spectacular spirits which pay tribute to local history.  They emphasize a spirit of collaboration with their neighbors and the local community.  149A Pine Tavern Rd, Monroeville, NJ 08343 – (856) 358-1076 – www.pinetaverndistillery.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Copper Fox Distillery

Salem County Historical  Society

Mood’s Farm

Recklesstown Distillery

Gino Pinto

Tadmore Distilling

Ciroc Vodka

U.S. Barrel

Independence Spirits Distillery

Two Bridges Wine Trail

Rabbit Hill Farms

Episode 45 – Fraktured Sauce – Cheyne Geverd and Fiona Palumbo

This episode features Cheyne Geverd and Fiona Palumbo of Fraktured Sauce.  Cheyne characterizes the start Fractured as a mid life crisis event.  Cheyne’s father determined that he couldn’t taste food anymore and they started growing hot peppers in the backyard.  Spicy food stuck with the family.  Fiona grew up in Brazil where her father would bring home hot peppers local to the area and she would make her own hot sauces.  Cheyne and Fiona met on an organic farm and today they combine their passion, family traditions and love of the spicy to make some tasty hot sauces.   These are all natural hot sauces containing no gums or thickeners.  

Goshenhoppen Run Farm – 1151 Faust Road, Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania 18074 – (215) 486-4038 – www.goshrun.farm – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Fraktur

Fiery Food Show

Steve Seabury – High River Sauces

Moqueca

RADS Hot Sauce

Brewscuits

Tabasco

Pipicha

Hot Ones

Varga Bar

Episode 44 – Tadmore Distilling Co. – Natasha Vitale

This episode features Natasha Vitale of Tadmore Distilling Co.  “This is passion and the passion gets you through the hard times”.  It started with a discovery of bourbon and loving bourbon.  Steve and Tasha were high school sweethearts.  They continue to do everything together.  They took a trip to a liquor store.  The bottle of Woodford Reserve spoke to them and they have been hooked ever since.  In 2016 they visited Kentucky and experienced the Bourbon Trail.  Woodford and Makers Mark inspired them to start and open a distillery of their own.  Today they are part of the story in the rebirth of Salem, NJ.        90 W Broadway, Salem, NJ 08079(856) 485-0750 – www.tadmoredistilling.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Salem , NJ

Mason Dixon Line

East Coast Barrels

Jim Beam

Bicardi

Atlantic Sweetner

Rabbit Hill Farms

Jimmy Red Corn

Makers Mark

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Woodford Reserve

Episode 43 – Hook & Flask Still Works – Mark Farrell and Devin Flickinger

This episode features Mark Farrell and Devin Flickinger of Hook and Flask Still Works.  2 friends with a 15 year relationship decided to open a distillery.  Devin was home brewing beer and making wine before entering into the world of distilling.  They took off doing market research by visiting other distilleries, asking a lot of questions, taking classes and shadowing other distillers.  The result is a fire themed establishment that pays homage and honors their roots.  They are refining their craft one bottle at a time.  Creating a delicious mix of cocktails, food and fun.  We discuss their growth during cover and the development of their brown spirits program.137 N Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013 – (717) 601-2770 – www.hookandflaskstillworks.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Grand Illusion Hard Cider

Five Saints Distilling

Fireball

Brewscuits

Deer Creek Malthouse

Adirondack Barrel Cooperage

Big Hill Cider Works

Sunday’s Mill Company

Black Button Distilling

Davis Valley Distillery

Cumberland County

US Army War College

Episode 42 – Tenth Ward Distilling Company – Amanda Boroughs and Kanchentha Bennett

This episode features Amanda Boroughs and Kachnetha Bennett of Tenth Ward Distilling Company.  In 2015 Monica Pearce took all of the money that she had and opened a distillery.  The next step was to open up a cocktail lounge and tasting room.  There is also an event space that is perfect for weddings and celebrations.  At Tenth Ward there is a purpose, a plan and a mission.  They don’t just do ordinary.  They put their own creative stamp on their creations.  Thinking out every last detail.  What they create are some of the finest spirits which are the base for the amazing cocktails that they produce.  This women owned distillery has a dedicated team that is committed to making craft spirits that are unusual, unconventional and sensational.  Amanda and Kachentha take us behind the scenes and behind the bar and we get to learn what makes it all come together.55 E Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701 – 301-360-5888 – www.tenthwarddistilling.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Rockwell Brewery

Visit Maryland

Visit Frederick

McCutcheon’s Apple Cider

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Jack Daniel’s Honey

New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 

Orchid Celler Meadery

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Attaboy Beer

Chesapeake Watershed

Absinthe

Domino Sugar

Episode 41 – Dressler Estate – Brian and Olga Dressler

This episode features Brian Dressler and Olga Dressler of Dressler Estate.   “An exceptional dry cider made from modern apples is possible. ”  It all started in a one bedroom apartment on the Main Line just outside of Philly.   Brian needed a hobby and decided to homebrew cider.  His roots are in apples.  Olga didn’t think that it was a good idea at first but she quickly change her toon.  Making cider became a shared hobby, something they could have together.  A trip to New England sealed the deal for their passions for cider making.  

email:  partners@dresslerestate.com – www.dresslerestate.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Leaf Peepers

Robert Mondavi

Downingtown, PA

Manatawny Still Works

PA Cider Guild

Vino Shipper

American Keg Company

East Branch Brewing Company

Kauffman’s Fruit Farm

Main Beer Company

Episode 40 – Brewscuits – Petrina DiOrio and Kimberly Triol

This episode features Petrina DiOrio and Kimberly Triol of Brewsquits.   “If it’s not fun then why do it?”  Kim and Petrina rescue dogs, foster dogs and take care of military family dogs. They are also home brewers.  After brewing up a batch they took their spent grains outside for composting.  This time all of the dogs started devouring it.  They considered what they witnessed and said why not make a dog biscuit.  They started from their home with a little oven.  What they make is deliciousness for dogs.  All Natural… Hand Made… No Preservatives… All made from spent grains from local breweries and distilleries.  They are certainly having fun and doing it for good causes too.  

100 Emlen Way, Telford, PA 18969 – www.brewscuits.com

– 215-723-0378 – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Pour the Core

Breast Cancer Survivor 

Joeys Paw

Shark Tank

Northampton Borough Police Department

Outcast Rescue

Piper Project

Manatawny Still Works

Free Will Brewing

Episode 39 – Ben Wenk – Ploughman Cider

This episode features Ben Wenk of Ploughman Cider   “Greetings From Adams County”.  Ben’s family has been farming the land here since the 1820’s.  After selling produce at a farmers market in Philadelphia, Ben decided to try a Strongbow.  It was different.  Not sticky sweet like other ciders.  He went home and tried making his first batch of cider.  From there he was hooked.  Adams County is considered Apple Capital USA.  On this episode Ben and I discuss cider, apples and fruit tree farming.  “Cider is not a value added product”, Ben explains.  We enjoyed this fascinating look into Ben’s families heritage and his passion for cider making.     

1606 Bendersville-Wenksville Road, Aspers, PA 17304 – www.ploughmancider.com – (717) 677-7186 – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Strongbow Cider

Luckyleaf

Musselman’s

Dornick

VinoShipper

Three Springs Fruit Farm

Ploughshares Cider Club

John Bunker

Big Hill Ciderworks

Jack’s Hard Cider

Reid’s Cider House

Gettysburg Farmers Market

Ploughman Cider Taproom

Pour The Core

Pennsylvania Cider Guild

Philly Cider Week

The Botany of Desire

Farnum Hill Ciders

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