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Episode 118 – Invertase Brewing Co. – Stephen, Karen and Steve Zolnay

This episode features Stephen, Karen and Steve Zolnay of Invertase Brewing Company.

When Stephen was 14 he bought his dad a homebrew kit for Father’s Day.  Their first collaboration as father and son was a terrible pale ale that they made on the kitchen stove.  That beginning experience got them hooked on making beer together.  They graduated into making their own recipes, reading the books and talking shop with fellow homebrewers.  They even grew their own hops in the backyard.  It wasn’t long before the idea of starting their own brewery was conceived.  This is a gem of a brewery that makes exceptional beer.  It most certainly needs to be on your brewery bucket list.  Just don’t ask Stephen what’s coming up next.  The beer will tell him when it is ready.

51 N Broad St, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 – (908) 954-2022 – www.InvertaseBrewing.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Tree House Brewing Company

Samuel Adams

Cicerone

Manoff Market

Victory Brewing Company

The Big Fuss

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company

Pork Roll Palooza

Episode 115 – Kenwood Original – Matt Serra

This episode features Matt Serra of Kenwood Original.

Matt was working for Victory Brewing when the seed for a light beer option was planted.  Looking at the craft beer landscape he believed there was void for a light beer.  The idea for a Philly brand was born.  His experience in sales and marketing is helping to launch a light beer that is packed with flavor.  Kenwood Original is named for the street that Matt lived on for the first 15 years of his life.  From the first iteration of the brand they knew they had something special.

www.KenwoodBeer.com – Instagram

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Highlights from our discussion:

Pints in the Square

Victory Brewing Company

Wrong Crowed Beer

Drexel Hill, PA

Sara Blakely

Doylestown Brewing Company

Mainstay Brewing

Slyfox Beer

Paulie Gees

Episode 110 – Obscurity Mead Hall and Cidery – Luke Goucher and Carson Souza

This episode features Luke Goucher and Carson Souza of Obscurity Mead Hall & Cidery.

Obscurity started with friends getting together and having a passion for beer.  Carson had already been in the brewing industry for 10 years as a commercial brewer at a vegan brewery.  Luke and Carson decided to get a little wild and play with mead as well.  A adventure was born in the cornfields of the far west suburbs of Chicago.  Mead was a challenge for Carson so he jumped right in.  Luke and Carson flew around the country to check out some of the best mead makers and learn from their successes.  This episode is a master class on brewing, fermenting and business.  Obscurity is creating many tremendous expressions.  Enjoy as we sample through their story.

21 S Main St, Elburn, IL 60119 – 630-320-2255 – www.drinkobscurity.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Meadcon 2022

Braggot

Viking Braggot Company

Rabbits Foot Meadery

B. Nektar Meadery

National Honey Board

Charm City Meadworks

Episode 96 – The Flying Deutschman Food Truck – Stirling Sowerby

This episode features Stirling Sowerby of The Flying Deutschman Food Truck.  


The Flying Deutschman Food Truck represents German food culture.  Stirling comes from a chef and restaurant background in Germany.  So he knows what he’s speaking about.  8 Years ago Heidi was created.  It’s a “Disneyesque” pirate themed culinary extravaganza.  His initial interest was to put a real restaurant that serves high quality food from a food truck.  “It’s about flare”, Stirling shared.  There’s an emphasis on customer service.  We enjoyed sitting down and interviewing the chef owner of one of our favorite food trucks.  
Media, PA – (610) 333-7908 – www.flyingdeutschman.com – Facebook

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Highlights From our Discussion:
Liquid Alchemy
Gordon Ramsay

Episode 91 – Brewery Tours – Glenn Smith

This episode features Glenn Smith of Brewery Tours.

Brewery Tours is the ultimate craft beer experience.  This started with Glenn creating something that he would like to go on.  Going back 30 years he has enjoyed traveling around the country and experiencing small craft breweries.  He enjoyed hearing the stories behind the beer.  He found their stories to be powerful and unique.  Brewery Tours was created in 2017 as a way to shine a spotlight on the amazing craft beer scene that was developing in South Central Pennsylvania.  Grab your favorite beer and listen to how Glenn and his team do what they do best.  And remember… Support your local brewery!

info@brewerytours.com – (717)660-0767 – www.ultimatecraftbeerexperience.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Dunderbak’s

York, PA

York County Ale Trail

Hanover, PA

Utz

Snyder’s of Hanover

Martin’s Potato Chips

Northern Central Railway

What’s Brewing PA

Joe Sixpack

Pennsylvania Bus Association

Maryland Motorcoach Association

Good Libations Trail

Adams County Pour Tour

Collusion Tap Works

Winding Path Brewing

Harris Family Brewery

Cincinnati’s Beer Barons

Ploughman Cider

Jack’s Cider

Old Republic Distillery

Episode 86 – The Munchy Machine – Ralph Kane, Sean Saccomandi, Steve Regosch

This episode features Ralph Kane, Sean Saccomandi and Steve Regosch of The Munchy Machine Food Truck


Ralph started the Munchy Machine Food Truck in July of 2018.  Prior he worked on the Eat-a-pita Food Truck.  He left the food truck life to become an instructor of Culinary Arts at a local high school.  The excitement and the life called him back when he was able to purchase his old food truck.  Sean is retired from the Navy.  During his stint he cooked on naval vessels.  Ralph and Sean grew up together and when he had an opening he called on his high school buddy.  Sean got thrown into the fire.  He positioned himself at the grill to cater and Octoberfest.  He has been on board ever since.  Steve met Ralph in 2009.  They became instant friends.  Steve got a call from Ralph because during Covid their business was taking off.  Steve rounds out the Loose Noodles cast of characters.  He brings his vast cooking expertise and creativity.  Make sure you ask him for extra sour cream.  On this podcast we discuss their food truck story, enjoy their amazing food and sample and discuss a few beers and a cider Fermented Adventure style. 
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267-980-3424 – mymunchymachineft@gmail.com – www.munchymachine.com – Facebook

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Highlights From our Discussion:
Ship Bottom Brewing
2SP Brewing Company
von Trappe Brewing
Grandma’s Pirogies
Leidy’s Smoked Kielbasa
Awestruck Cider
Hi-Wire Brewing
FireFly
Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival
Levante Brewing
Love City Brewing Company

Cheesesteak Adventure – 2SP Brewing

In this episode Jim Pappas of Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure joins us at 2SP Brewing Company. Jim was our guest on Episode 18.  Jim still eats cheesesteaks on his quest to review 1000.  Jim brought 2 cheesesteaks from On A Role in Media, PA.  2SP Brewing Company provided the venue and 5 incredible beers.   

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Highlights From our Discussion: 

Goombas Pizzaria 

Johnny Paisano’s 

West End Boat Club

 English IPA 

Charlies Roast Pork 

Jim’s Steaks 

Valley Forge Beer and Cider Festival 2021

It was an amazing scene at The Greater Philadelphia Expo in Oaks on Saturday, December 4th. Over 2,300 beer and cider fans had their choice from over 40 breweries and cideries. There was even a winery too. The theme, of ugly sweaters, brought even more merriment to the party. Of course this made for some great people watching.

The lines moved quickly and there were certainly plenty of choices to please even the most discerning palate. It was great to see some old friends and make some new ones too. We enjoyed tasting an array of stouts, IPA’s, amblers and lagers. There were sweet ciders and dry ones. Fruit filled expressions and some most comparable to a fine wine.

Brewscuits was on hand for the dog lovers in the crowed. Uncle Alex was there from Phygit foods to make sure everyone had their pretzel necklaces. Franky-Deep was there to tantalize the hot sauce aficionados and the Jerky Hut had so many flavors it was not easy to choose. Oh, and the bacon. We can’t forget Bacon on a Stick That’s It. HOLY PORKAPALOOZA! We were glad that we didn’t miss Truly Pure & Natural with their hand crafted raw creamed honey.

The DJ kicked the vibe up a notch. The floor was packed with a cornucopia of laughter and movement doing line dancing and holding onto their glasses as they turned and twirled. Close by the sounds of axes striking the target made for its own melody.

As for us, we had a fantastic time interviewing the breweries, cideries and other vendors. It’s always fun for us to be educated and discover new flavors. Some close by and others from places that we can’t wait to visit.

We are looking forward to the next events produced by Starfish Junction. Keep an eye on their website, social media or sign up for their news letter to stay informed.

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Highlights From our Discussion:

Attic Brewing

Blakes Hard Cider

Log Yard Brewing

SWIG

Brother Monk Ciderworks

The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

Bad Seed Brewery

Stickman Brews

Free Will Brewing

Road Trip – “Christmas City, USA” – Bethlehem, PA

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is easy to get to from all points. Just follow the North Star, or if you prefer, you’re GPS. It’s so easy to fall in love with this historical picturesque town. It is not what it once was when Bethlehem Steel shuttered its doors over 20 years ago. The city is experiencing a rebirth. Pick anytime to go, however, Christmas is when “Christmas City, USA” shines the most brightest. This is a Fermented Adventure paradise.

The Lehigh River divides the town. We began the day on the South Side at the Christkindlmarkt. If you’re looking for holiday gifts and crafts this is the place to begin. There is something for just about everyone on your list. For us it provided an opportunity to revisit and stock up on the libations being offered by many of the local craft providers. Eight Oaks greeted us first. Most recently they have released their Barrel Finished Old Tom Gin. Have you ever tried mead? Colony Meadery is a great place to start. As you wind your way through you will discover some nice sweet treat options. Stroopies, Groffs and Ye Old Toffee Shoppe enticed us to give our sweet tooth some attention. Social Still is one of our go tos for their exceptional craft spirits. They are also right across the free parking lot, within walking distance. Grab a cocktail before or after shopping. Do check the website for a complete list of the vendors and when they will be there. Buy your tickets ahead of time and skip the line.

Now that we got some shopping out of the way, it was time to head to the North Side. Where, even more shopping was waiting. There are local crafts being offered in huts along the E Market Street. There is plenty on this short block to experience. We set our sights on some local beer flavor. We quenched our thirst for Sours and Stouts at Lost Tavern Brewing. Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works has an array of beers as well and we settled on the Pumpkin/Yam Beer, The Steelworkers Oatmeal Stout, along with the Steelgaarden Wit. Along the street we discovered one amazing chocolatier. You will want to get one of everything at The Chocolate Lab. We certainly did our best to practice restraint. There is a new coffee shop at the far East end of the street. Don’t go to Bitty & Beau’s for just the coffee. You will meet the most incredible people there who are making your visit special and impactful. We wandered in and out of the shoppes, watched a real live metal work demonstration and were overwhelmed with all of the history. As the sun began to set, the street became electrified.

Bethlehem offers so many places to get cocktails. Don’t miss the Tavern at The Sun Inn where you can enjoy hand crafted distilled spirits featuring Christmas City Spirits. We landed at the McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar. The atmosphere was lively with conversation. The bartenders are knowledgable about their whiskey and make tantalizing drinks. Our meals were outstanding and full of flavor, everything that you would expect to get at an Irish Pub. While enjoying our last dram we took in the evenings live music with Regina Sayles, shared a fresh baked scone and made some new friends.

Episode 75 – Olde Bedford Brewing Company – Dave and Mary Heller

This episode features Dave Heller and Mary Heller of Olde Bedford Brewing Company.

Mary purchased Dave a Mr. Beer Kit.  The first foray into home brewing was a success.  To Mary’s surprise, it quickly developed from a hobby into an addiction to home brew.    She thought that this would entertain Dave for a couple of months and he would move on.  She had no idea that 7 years later that all of it would turn into a business.  Olde Bedford Brewing is their “retirement job”.  They even grow their own hops on their ranch.  Quickly they developed followers of their beer and the brewery began to blossom from there.  Passion drives the grain to glass philosophy.  “Join the Whiskey Rebellion… drink beer” is their slogan.  We had a tremendous time sitting down with Dave and Mary on the podcast.  We learned so much about the history of Bedford, beer and the brewery.  Take a side trip off the PA Turnpike and go visit them.  You’ll be glad that you did.  

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109 Railroad St, Bedford, PA 15522 –(907) 229-7942 www.oldebbc.com Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Bedford Springs Resort

PA Farm ShowDancing Star Farms

Whiskey Rebellion

Bedford County Business Development

Bishop Guilfoyle

Penn State Hops Program

Mr. Beer Kit

American Whiskey Convention

Rosen Rye

Wholesome Living Marketplace

Fat Jimmy’s Bike Shop

Cannondale Bikes

Bedford Jeep

U.S. Navy

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Distillery

Delaware Valley Fields Foundation

Full Kilt Band

Big Spring Spirits

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