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Episode # 26 – Gallows Hill Spirits – Bob Piano

Bob Piano of gallows Hill Spirits

🎙This episode features Bob Piano of Gallows Hill Spirits. Bob’s fascination of distilled spirits began when he was a kid. He took an old pressure cooker and distilled a 6 pack of Budweiser. Flash forward to today where the distillery is not just about spirits… It’s about the connection to the Salem Witch Trials. Gallows Hill is a gathering place for people to learn, laugh and enjoy some amazing craft distilled spirits.  

2208 South 12th Street, Allentown, PA 18103 – (610) 628-9445 – www.gallowshillspirits.com – On Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

The Complete Joy of Home Brewing

Charlie Papazian

Lehigh Valley Homebrewers

Home Distiller.org

Salem Witch Trials

 Ancestory.com

King Edward 1st

Salem Massachusetts 

Old Tom Gin

Bartender Spirit Awards

Liquor Control Board

Episode # 25 – Reading Distilling Guild – Chris Flowers

Reading Distilling Guild

This episode features Chris Flowers of Reading Distilling Guild.  Chris got his start in the back of the house as a chef and soon realized that the front of the house was where he was supposed to be.  He bartended at lots of restaurants and on many beaches to hone his craft.  He knocked it out of the park winning a bronze medal for his White Rum on the first run they ever produced.  Today, Chris and Kate Flowers are on the forefront and leading the resurgence of Reading.  

503 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601 – (484) 222-3601  – www.rdgspirits.com –  On Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Le Cordon Bleu Institute Of Culinary Arts

Johnson & Wales University

Cocktail

Coughlin’s Law

Grant Cardone

Undercover Boss

Cheers!!!

Philly Craft Beer Festival

Philly Craft Beer Festival

Take a moment to check out the highlights from this years past Philly Crafty Beer Festival.

Episode #24 – Hale & True Cider Co. – Risa and Kerry McKenzie

Risa and Kerry McKenzie

This episode features Risa McKenzie and Kerry McKenzie of Hale & True Cider Company.  The Cider company got it’s start from a love of all things fermented.  Risa and Kerry fell in love with the science behind fermentation and the process.  Once they tried a local hard cider it changed the trajectory of their lives and they have not looked back.  

613 S 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 – 267-639-4334  – www.haleandtrue.com –  On Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Frecon Farms

Cornel University

Weavers Orchard

Philly Foodworks

Enartis Yeast

Cidercon

Kurant Brew & Brew

Bella Vista

South Street

Okey Dokie Donuts

Cheers!!!

Episode # 23 – Bimber Distillery – Matt McKay

This episode features Matt McKay of Bimber Distillery.  Matt is responsible for public relations and marketing, as well as, helping out with production. Dariusz Plazewski and Ewelina Chruszczyk co-founded Bimber in North-West London in 2015.  This Micro-Distillery is quickly making a mark in the Whiskey community being recognized by Whisky Magazine as Craft Producer of the Year 2020. 

We took the Tube out of London. It was about a 40 minute ride to West London. It was a rainy chilly morning but the excitement of the interview made the day feel warmer. It was about a 10 minute walk from the Tube Station. Past a cemetery and through an industrial area. Then we found it. The main door was open and the team was loading whisky into van for a tasting later that day. Dawn and I were greeted with a delicious simple old fashioned. It wasn’t long before Matt and I began talking and we were learning how this amazing distillery got started. Then to take a tour of the operation. They are true craftsman here in every sense of the word. The tasting was mind blowing. WOW!!! We had a blast and look forward to all of the great spirits to follow from Bimber.

56-58 Sunbeam Road, London, NW10 6JQ – +44 20 3602 9980  – www.bimberdistillery.co.uk –  On Facebook   

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 Highlights from our discussion:

Bimber

Fordham & Allen

Warminster Maltings

Solera

The Dramble

Cheers!!!

Episode #22 – Bubbles and Brews Philly – J’nelle Lawrence

Having Fun With Bubbles and Brews Philly!!!

We had a fabulous time talking with J’nelle Lawrence of Bubbles and Brews Philly.  For J’nelle and her husband Ty it all began with their wedding day.  Since that day they have not looked back.  They are taking the mobile bar scene by storm.  email:  Philly@getcozybars.com    phone:  484-437-5955 .  www.getcozybars.com

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Highlights from our discussion:

Valley Forge Casino

All Star Craft Beer Festival

Thomas + Main

Cheers!!!

Episode #21 – Liquid Alchemy Revisited

It’s been a year since we visited with Jeffrey Cheskin and Terri Sorantino.  We thought that we would check in and see what they have been up to at THE LAB.  We discuss their ever growing and extensive barrel program, as well as, the creative ingredients that they have been using in their Meads and Ciders.

Liquid Alchemy 28 Brookside Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804

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Highlights from our discussion:

Painted Stave Distilling

First State Brew Tours

Arkansas Black Apple

Girl Scout Cookies

Soursop

Capitol Cider

Fifer Orchard

Cheers!!!

Episode # 20 – Eight Oaks Farm Distillery – Caitlin Bagenstose

Eight Oaks Farm Distillery visits the Podcast.

This episode features Caitlin Bagenstose of Eight Oaks Farm Distillery.  Caitlin is the Production Planner and a Distiller . The distillery owned by Chad Butters is Veteran Owned, Family Run and Farm Grown.  What comes out of our discussion is that family and community are important.  They are a very creative group that highlights the farmland and surrounding Lehigh Valley Area.   

7189 Route 309, New Tripoli, Pa 18066

Phone: (484)387-5287  – www.eightoaksdistillery.com –  On Facebook                          8

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Highlights from our discussion:

Tails of Valor

Farmer Veteran Coalition

Cancer Support Community

Reading Terminal Market

Cheers!!!

On the Set of Fermented Adventure The Show on RVNTV.TV

City of Ciderly-Love

In 1775, John Adams complained about the quality of Philadelphia alcohols in a letter to his wife Abigail. He was homesick for her cider. If John Adams were around Philly today he would be texting Abigail about the amazing hard cider that is being produced. It is the apple that was one of the first crops grown in America. Apples made the voyage over on the Mayflower. In Colonial America, fermented beverages were an important source of safe drinking water. Cider was the way that many started the day. An average of 35 gallons of hard cider, per person, was being consumed each year by the mid 1700’s. Prohibition nearly eradicated hard cider. The only apples that remained were eating apples. Many cider orchards were burned to the ground by die-hard temperance advocates. Fast forward to today. Cider has not only made a comeback, it is thriving. The Philadelphia Cider scene is fresh, vibrant and creative. Pennsylvania orchards are once again supplying delicious varieties that are perfect for pressing. Here are 4 cideries in Philadelphia that you need to check out and go back to again.

COMMONWEALTH CIDER

2440 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
info@commonwealthciders.com

Website: www.commonwealthciders.com

Make the trip out to Kensington where you will enjoy all natural and gluten free-hard cider in the Peacock Room. This place boasts a lively neighborhood atmosphere and an outside beer garden. The line up includes a Traditional Dry cider, Gregarious Ginger, Black Cherry and a Razzberet Tart. They put out a delicious seasonal cider as well. Plan to stay a while because they are brewing up some sensational beer here too.

HALE & TRUE CIDER COMPANY

613 S. 7th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 info@haleandtrue.com

Website: www.haleandtrue.com

This chic taproom is located just a short walk off of South Street in the Bella Vista section of Philly. You will most likely find Kerry and Risa McKenzie sharing their passion for cider and cider production. The cider menu features The Standard, Hail To The Hop and Lil’ Sunshine. They are always creating a seasonal cider and you may discover a small batch release or two.

Kurant Brew & Brew

436 E Girard Ave Philadelphia, PA 19125

Website: www.kurantbrewandbrew.com

In the heart of Fishtown you will find Joe Getz creating crisp, clean and honest to goodness delicious cider. Cans are waiting and ready for you to bring home your favorites. We would agree that their ciders have more similarities with white wine than with American ciders. Enjoy: Earth, Bees and Viejo with their “Exploration Series” in the taproom.

Original 13 Ciderworks

1526 N American St Philadelphia, PA 19122

Website: www.original-13.com

Kensington is the home of Original 13 Ciderworks is helping to lead the renaissance of a once industrious area. Here you will discover founder John Kowchak’s creation. Housed in a railroad shed it is an atmosphere for fun, conversation and first rate food. Sir Charles Hard Cider is named after John’s cider making grandfather. On tap you will find: Semi-Dry, Deep Blue Berry Sea and Strawberry Valkyrie. Seasonal’s are ready and waiting to quench your cider thirst.

Episode #19 – Anthony Brichta and Ryan Everett – County Seat Spirits

Anthony Brichta and Ryan Everett of County Seat Spirits

This episode features Anthony Brichta and Ryan Everett of County Seat Spirits.  Anthony Brichta and John Rowe are the founders and owners of County Seat Spirits.   The main distillery and tasting room is located in Allentown, PA . The Easton location features a craft cocktail bar and tasting room.   – www.countyseatspirits.com –  On Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

King County Distillery

Dad’s Hat Rye

Hewn Spirits

Maggie’s Farm Rum Distillery 

Thistle Finch

Colony Meadery

Lehigh University

HiJinx Brewing Company

Ambler Beer Company

Social Still

Gallows Hill Spirits

Eight Oaks Distillery

Triple Sun Spirits

Barley Creek Brewing

Böser Geist Brewing

Separatist Beer

The Aviary NYC

Cheers!!!

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