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Episode 64 – Moo-Duck Brewery – Mike and Kristen Brubaker

This episode features Mike Brubaker and Kristen Brubaker of Moo-Duck Brewery

Mike received a home brewing kit as a birthday present.  The pale ale is what got things started over 14 years ago.  The science and the creativity part hooked Mike in.  Family and friends started clamoring for their brew.  Then they began brewing for big events.  The hobby turned into homebrew competitions and successful accolades.  Kristen and Mike then rolled up their sleeves, kept their day jobs and worked their butts off for the first year.  Moo-Duck is a community meeting place where friends can gather and enjoy sensational beer.

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79 S Wilson Ave, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 – (717) 727-3791 – www.mooduckbrewery.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Blue Heron Coffee

Pour Man’s Brewing Company

Masonic Village Elizabethtown

Poor Richard’s Ale

Winters Heritage House Museum

World Series of BirdingBirdwatching

Elizabethtown, PA

RotaryAmtrak

Lancaster Homebrew

Episode 63 – Artillery Brewing Co. – Mike Loveless and Sean Naughton

This episode features Mike Loveless and Sean Naughton of Artillery Brewing Co.

Mike started as a home brewer in 2013.  His wife didn’t enjoy the house smelling like a brewery any longer.  Mike had spent his early life in Europe and had become enamored with the cannon and history.  Paul Zippel is Mike’s partner and they went looking for a place to expand their home brewing expertise.  Sean came on board in November of 2020.  He brought his beer and science background to Artillery.  The team has been satisfying beer fans since April 2021.  Their journey is fascinating and this episode provides insight into their young experiences.  By the quality and character of their beer, you’d swear that they have been opened for years. 

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333 Granite Alley, West Chester, PA 19380 – (484) 999-5976 – www.artillerybrewing.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

The Split Rail Tavern

Schaefer Beer

University of The Sciences

Matt Farber

Johnson & Wales University

Saison Dupont

Cannonball Run

Yards Brewing Co.

Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Co.

Stolen Sun Craft Brewing and Roasting

West Chester, PA

Wrong Crowd Beer

Brown Bess Musket

Philly Sour Yeast

Episode 62 – Jack Fritz – Four Fingers Brewing Company

This episode features Jack Fritz of Four Fingers Brewing Company.

Jack has enjoyed craft beer from as early as he can remember trying his first beer.  He introduced craft to his dad Ross.  Ross began experimenting and brewing beer in his home.  He was getting really good at it.  So good in fact that they took the vacant space in a building that they own and opened Four Fingers Brewing Brewing Co.  They swung open the doors in late January of 2020 just before the Covid restrictions went into place.  The timing turned into a blessing in disguise.  It has given them the time to hone their beer and dial in the process.  This young craft brewery is producing some really fine beer.  

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4500 Aston Mills Rd, Aston, PA 19014 – (610) 241-1212 – www.fourfingersbeer.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Manbroso’s

Untappd

High Hopes Podcast

Philadelphia Phillies

Harry Kalas

Paul Carpenter

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

Victory Brewing Company

Breweries in PA 

What’s Brewing

NBC Sports Philadelphia

Glen Macnow

Joe Sixpack

Rolling Rock

Episode 55 – Punch Buggy Brewing Company – Patrick Coyne, John Riley and James Baker

This episode features Patrick Coyne, John Riley and James Baker of Punch Buggy Brewing Company.This brewery finds its origins as many breweries do.  The foundation of home brewing, making beer and sharing it with friends.  The idea was born out of a slightly different path.  Attending beer festivals and becoming interested and excited by beer.  Well, once you attend a beer festival you must try home brewing.  Of course the first beers are hit and miss.  But, eventually you begin to dial in the recipes and procedures.  Punch Buggy is thriving because of the “not going to quit” attitude of its founders.  They just about ran out of beer on their opening weekend.  They realized they needed larger and more productive equipment.  They collaborated and learned from other local breweries in the region.  They have experienced growing pains.  Now, every beer that they make is better than the last.  Their beers have character, flavor and complex notes.  All of the people behind Punch Buggy are determined, humble and hungry to offer the best beer possible.1445 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 -www.punchbuggybrewing.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Double Eagle Malt

Schmidt’s Beer

Levante Brewing Company

Stable 12 Brewing Co.

2nd Story Brewing Co.

Free Will Brewing Co.

Philly Home Brew Outlet

Tree House Brewing Company

Archbishop Ryan High School

Cannstatter Volksfest Verein

Nodding Head Brewery

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

Hammonton ~ “Brewberry” Capital of the World

Hammonton New Jersey is the blueberry capital of the world. Just off of the Atlantic City Expressway and halfway between Philly and Atlantic City this berry meca is producing some first class beer. You can reach it by NJ transit if you prefer not to drive. Everything is within walking distance and most certainly worth the trip. This little town has so much to offer… Sensational Cannolis at Mannino’s Cannoli Express, Shopping, delicious Mexican dining and plenty of Italian food to choose from.

Still in the midst of the Covid shut down the business’s on the main streets struggle to keep the lights on and the doors open. Small business here is doing what they can with the restrictions that have been placed on them. That doesn’t appear to be deterring the production of beer. With 3 craft breweries there is soo much variety to choose from.

Our Hammonton Fermented Adventure started at Vinyl Brewing Company. They had a few tables set up outside and an area for curbside pick up. The highlight for us was being able to sit down at the bar and feel almost normal. It was the first day in months that they were allowed to be open for inside seating. We are big fans of sours and they definitely didn’t disappoint. We tried The DAG (Gose w/yogart, sea salt, coriander & Lime), He wears t-shirts sometimes (Hoppy Cream Ale), Daily Grind (Coffee Milk Stout) and Looks Good on You Though (Hammonton Blueberry Saison). Don’t worry IPA fans there are plenty there to satisfy you too.

Vinyl Brewing Co. – 300B 12th Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037 – 609-666-5460

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Just a short trip up the Main Street is Chimney Rustic Ales. They created a nice outdoor garden area complete with herbs and hot peppers. At this point on our little visit the sun was starting to set. The beer we picked was a perfect compliment to the sunset. Brined Melon (Cucumber-Lime Gose) Which apparently was inspired by a favorite cocktail. Burn-one-Down is a sensational barrel aged smoked ale. They used Wild Turkey Barrels on this one. The Griz (Lemongrass Grisette) was spot on. This brewery is hitting all of the right notes.

Chimney Rustic Ales – 15 Horton Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037

– 609-270-7454

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Not even a mile away is Three 3’s Brewing Co. They have the largest outdoor seating area of the 3 breweries that we visited. The area is a perfect beer garden setting. The moon and stars began to appear. It was a crisp Summer Jersey night. The Chocolate Raspberry Stout and The Trifecta Saison (Blueberries, Strawberries and Blackberries) were perfect to complete our incredible visit to Hammonton. Well balanced and loaded with flavor.

Three 3’s Brewing Co. – 50 13th Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037- 732-814-1396

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OK, so we were not done yet. Any Fermented Adventure needs food. Just on the other side of the railroad tracks from Three 3’s is Ricca’s Brick Oven. If your still in the mood for Beer, Wine and Cocktails they have a full bar and they are featuring local pours. You can take out or eat in. The pizza is legit. We had the Mom’s Meatball Supreme.

Ricca Brothers Brick OvenPizzeria – 104 Fairway Avenue,

Hammonton, NJ 08037

-609-704-7070

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Thanks to all of the welcoming and friendly people that we got to meet on our journey. We can’t wait to come back and see you again.

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