Episode 97 – World Honey Exchange – Brian Woerner

This episode features Brian Woerner of the World Honey Exchange.   Brian is a huge honey fanatic.  Brian travels the world meeting with bee keepers.  He facilitates getting their products into new markets.  His company sells wholesale to breweries, meaderies, ice cream and chocolate companies.  Just about anyone that will include honey in their product.  Honey is a… Keep Reading

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… Keep Reading

Episode 95 – Iron Clad Distillery – Owen King

This episode features Owen King of Iron Clad Distillery. Stephen King purchased the building, a dry goods warehouse built in 1913, approximately 15 years ago.  To best utilize the space, the decision was made to try to store bourbon barrels.  This led to acquiring a 26 gallon still.  From there, they began to get more serious and bought 5… Keep Reading

Episode 94 – Deep Creek Distilling – Royal Ferguson and Dave Emmons

This episode features Royall Ferguson and Dave Emmons of Deep Creek Distilling. Dave and Royall have known each other for 20 plus years.  The discussion of distilling came up at a Greek festival in Norfolk.  They began step by step to understand the whole process.  “Doing it the old fashioned way”, as Royall puts it.  Grind the local grain, make… Keep Reading

Episode 93 – Roger Wilco – Jamie Arking

This episode features Jamie Arking of Roger Wilco Wine and Spirits. The legend is that in the 1950’s there was an airport close by.  There was a pilot there that had a small liquor store at the airport.  The business grew to the locations that you can find them today.  In 1984 Jamie’s father and uncle purchased the… Keep Reading

Episode 92 – Manoff Market Cider – Amy Manoff and Ellie Brehme

This episode features Amy Manoff and Ellie Brehme of Manoff Market Cidery. We had such a fantastic tour of the orchard and farm.  Amy gave us so much insight into the earth to market to bottle concept that they have designed.  Their 37 acres feels more like a budding garden estate.  Gary and Amy graduated college in 1983.… Keep Reading

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… Keep Reading

Episode 90 – Two Broads Ciderworks – Maggie Przybylski and Megan Murphy

This episode features Maggie Przybylski and Morgan Murphy of Two Broads Ciderworks. They are bootstrapping their way into the cider world.  Like many Maggie and Morgan started home brewing beer.  15 years ago the cider experience took hold in Sea Canyon.  They picked apples, made pies and fermented apple juice into cider.  The whole journey from apple to glass appealed… Keep Reading

Episode 89 – Mead Drinkr Tysen

This episode features Mead Drinkr Tysen. We met Tysen at Cidercon 2022.  Tysen and his brother-in-law Alan wanted to do something different.  They decided to make mead instead of brewing beer.  The passion is all about mead making and wanting to do it better.  He loves going on road trips and visiting meaderies and of course,… Keep Reading

Episode 88 – Alma Cider – Dave Klawer

This episode features Dave Klawer of Alma Cider. Dave moved to the Pacific Northwest with his wife Heather.  They are both registered nurses.  His passion in the 90’s was to be a professional snowboarder.  An accident in the Andes changed the trajectory of his life.  He knew of the lore of Mount Baker and it called to him.… Keep Reading

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