Episode 39 – Ben Wenk – Ploughman Cider

This episode features Ben Wenk of Ploughman Cider   “Greetings From Adams County”.  Ben’s family has been farming the land here since the 1820’s.  After selling produce at a farmers market in Philadelphia, Ben decided to try a Strongbow.  It was different.  Not sticky sweet like other ciders.  He went home and tried making his first batch of cider.  From… Keep Reading

Episode 38 – Yianni Barakos – Mason Dixon Distillery

This episode features Yianni Barakos of Mason Dixon Distillery.   Yianni was 11 years old, when his grandfather shared how to make Tsipouro, which is Greek Moonshine, that is made from grapes.  He took Welch’s Grape Juice and bread yeast and fired up the rudimentary still.  Thankfully he didn’t burn the house down but a passion for making sensational… Keep Reading

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… Keep Reading

Episode 37- Mark Ganter – Little Water Distillery

🎙This episode features Mark Ganter of Little Water Distillery.   It all started when Mark and Eric gave their father a 5 gallon pot still.  They set their attention on distilling rum.  Mark shares his philosophy on branding and education about the distillery.  Mark said, “It’s establishing an emotional connection with the consumer”.  Their spirits are… Keep Reading

Episode 36 – Emily Lader – Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

🎙In this episode we sit down with Emily Lader of Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits. Emily kicked off the podcast with a delicious cocktail. The Jameson Coldbrew Coffee Colada. Emily shares her experiences of learning spirits behind the bar and then working with the team at Manatawny Still Works. We learn how important mentors are… Keep Reading

Episode 35 – John Granata – Jersey Spirits Distilling Co.

🎙This episode features John Granta of Jersey Spirits Distilling. Serendipity took John and Susan to High West Distillery in Park City, Utah. That was the spark for their Ahh Ha moment and they haven’t looked back. Today Jersey Spirits is all about flavor and highlighting the “Jersey Spirit”. They are crafting spirits like no other.… Keep Reading

Episode #34 – Levante Brewing Company – Tim Floros

This episode features Tim Floros of Levante Brewing Company.   Levante… to rise up or elevate.  Tim Floros along with his incredible partners and staff have collaborated to create an amazing brewery.  A brewing company that continues to learn, create and innovate every step of the way.  Tim shares the beginnings of his home brewing education,… Keep Reading

Episode #33 – High Point Kombucha – Laura Valasakos

🎙This episode features Laura Valasakos of High Point Kombucha. Laura shares her journey of discovering Kombucha. We learn about Kobucha production and the vast array of all natural flavors that are being produced at High point. Laura teaches us to “admire nature for what it is and feel small in the face of it. We’re… Keep Reading

Episode #32 – Red Pump Spirits – Ed and Judy Belfoure

This episode features Ed and Judy Belfoure of Red Pump Spirits.   Ed and Judy get to make people happy.  Ed’s background in chemistry was the perfect transition into creating distilled spirits.  There is a rich history of amateur wine making in Ed’s family and he likes getting his hands dirty.  This couple makes a fantastic… Keep Reading

Episode 31 – Liberty Pole Spirits – Jim Hough

This episode features Jim Hough of Liberty Pole Spirits.   Jim started it all on his back deck as a “hobby distiller”.  Jim made whiskey and experimented with different grains and recipes.  These have become the foundation of what goes into the barrels today.  Jim, Ellen and the entire family have come together to produce some… Keep Reading

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