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Episode 72 – Manatawny Still Works – Max Pfeffer

This episode features Max Pfeffer of Manatawny Still Works.

Max graduated Penn State University with a degree in chemical engineering.  He began home brewing when he was in college.  This led to him discovering the UC Davis Master Brewing program.  His education and experience led him to a stint with Victory Brewing Company and then to Sly Fox Brewery.  One day, Owner John Giannapoulas, called Max into his office.  He approached Max about opening a distillery.  Max knew beer but not distilled spirits.  That was over 8 years ago.  Today, not only does Max know distilling, he excels at it on a high level.  He and his team are producing whiskeys that are incredible.  What is coming out of the barrels now are spirits full of character, flavor and complexity.  This is a must visit for craft spirit lovers.  When you do you will become a fan for life.  

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320 Circle Of Progress Dr Ste 104, Pottstown, PA 19464

(484) 624-8271 www.manatawnystillworks.com Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Piper Project

Whiskey Rebellion Trail

Philadelphia Whiskey Society

Kelvin Cooperage

American Whiskey Convention

Stranahans

Old Line Spirits

Moonshine University

Makers Mark

Sly Fox Brewing Company

Victory Brewing

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 # 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!!!

Episode #14 Adam Flatt – Social Still

Podcast Interview with Social Still

This episode features Adam Flatt of Social Still.  Adam and Kate Flatt are the founders and owners of Social Still.   The distillery is located in a building that was once a bank.  It features an incredible restaurant which compliments the spirits perfectly.   They use Pennsylvania grains.  Highlighting local corn, local wheat, local rye, barley, and other grains.  They are part of the revitalization of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.   Social Still is located at: 530 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 – 610-625-4585 – www.socialstill.com –  On Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Franklin Hill Vineyards

Breckenridge Brewery

Levitt Pavillion

Whistle Pig Whiskey

Maria Sebastionelli

Daiquiri

Gimlet

Christkindlmarkt

Cheers!

The U.S. Craft Spirits Industry Continues Its Stellar Growth

Source: Barron’s

Craft distilling in the United States is no longer a niche industry. It’s a multi-billion juggernaut with nearly 2,000 operating distilleries across the country. Total sales and revenue, market share, investment, and employment are all rapidly on the rise and forecasts are that the trend continues in the years ahead.

For the past several years, the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) has released an annual report called the Craft Spirits Data Project, putting the industry’s size, growth, and breadth into context. The last report, released in fall of 2018, showed a total of 1,835 active craft distilleries as of last August, up 15.5% from 2017. In the same time span, producers saw a 23.7% growth in retail cases sold, up to 7.2 million, and a 29.9% rise in sales, up to $3.7 billion.

It’s not just craft distillers experiencing growth; large producers are also shining, and it’s part of an overall spirituous American imbibing shift. Think not only of the distilleries you may have in your local region, but to a much larger degree, the staggering number of craft cocktail bars, and consumers’ thirst for premium, limited-edition spirits releases.

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