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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┬á– (717)660-0767 – www.ultimatecraftbeerexperience.com – Facebook

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York, PA

York County Ale Trail

Hanover, PA


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

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


Brother Monk Ciderworks

The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

Bad Seed Brewery

Stickman Brews

Free Will Brewing

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. ┬áThe first foray into home brewing was a success. ┬áTo Mary’s surprise, it quickly developed from a hobby into an addiction to home brew. ┬á┬á┬áShe thought that this would entertain Dave for a couple of months and he would move on. ┬áShe had no idea that 7 years later that all of it would turn into a business. ┬áOlde Bedford Brewing is their “retirement job”. ┬áThey even grow their own hops on their ranch. ┬áQuickly they developed followers of their beer and the brewery began to blossom from there. ┬áPassion drives the grain to glass philosophy. ┬á“Join the Whiskey Rebellion… drink beer” is their slogan. ┬áWe had a tremendous time sitting down with Dave and Mary on the podcast. ┬áWe learned so much about the history of Bedford, beer and the brewery. ┬áTake a side trip off the PA Turnpike and go visit them. ┬áYou’ll be glad that you did. ┬á

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

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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

Episode 69 – Dr. Brewlittles Beer Co. – Jack O’Connell

This episode features Jack O’Connell of Dr. Brewlittles Beer Co.

The success of this new brewery is based on the concept of putting all if the right people in place. ┬áBringing on the right head brewer was th first step after finding the location. ┬áIt’s the same formula as hiring a great chef to start a restaurant. ┬áJoshua Caputo came on board. ┬áDr. Brewlittles opened on Labor Day Weekend 2020 and has been a sensation right out of the gate. ┬áCo-Founder Chris Torre and jack continue to expand their brewing capacity, as well as, the space for enjoying their most excellent beer.┬á

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108 E Main St, Maple Shade, NJ 08052 – (856) 406-5200www.drbrewlittlesbeer.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Samuel Adams

Portland Kettle Works


Moo-Duck Brewery

Busta Rhymes

Nearest Green Distillery

University of the Sciences

Band of Media Brewers


Logo My Way

Arrested Development

The Seed

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.

We welcome Brewscuits as a sponsor of the podcast.  Be sure to check them out at www.brewscuits.com.  Type in Fermented Adventure at checkout to get 15% off your first order.

79 S Wilson Ave, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 –┬á(717) 727-3791┬á–┬áwww.mooduckbrewery.com┬á–┬áFacebook

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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


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. ┬áHis wife didn’t enjoy the house smelling like a brewery any longer. ┬áMike had spent his early life in Europe and had become enamored with the cannon and history. ┬áPaul Zippel is Mike’s partner and they went looking for a place to expand their home brewing expertise. ┬áSean came on board in November of 2020. ┬áHe brought his beer and science background to Artillery. ┬áThe team has been satisfying beer fans since April 2021. ┬áTheir journey is fascinating and this episode provides insight into their young experiences. ┬áBy the quality and character of their beer, you’d swear that they have been opened for years.┬á

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

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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┬á– www.fourfingersbeer.comFacebook

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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. ┬áThe foundation of home brewing, making beer and sharing it with friends. ┬áThe idea was born out of a slightly different path. ┬áAttending beer festivals and becoming interested and excited by beer. ┬áWell, once you attend a beer festival you must try home brewing. ┬áOf course the first beers are hit and miss. ┬áBut, eventually you begin to dial in the recipes and procedures. ┬áPunch Buggy is thriving because of the “not going to quit” attitude of its founders. ┬áThey just about ran out of beer on their opening weekend. ┬áThey realized they needed larger and more productive equipment. ┬áThey collaborated and learned from other local breweries in the region. ┬áThey have experienced growing pains. ┬áNow, every beer that they make is better than the last. ┬áTheir beers have character, flavor and complex notes. ┬áAll 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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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 53 – Fetish Brewing Company – Aaron Risser

This episode features Aaron Risser of Fetish Brewing Company. ┬áFetish can trace it’s roots to a backyard creation, flourishing into what it is today. ┬áIn 2005, Aaron brewed his first beer, which was most likely a dark pumpkin ale. ┬áLike many he brewed for the experience and to give his beer away to other people. ┬áIt evolved into a monthly brew session which led to a lot of happy beer drinkers and meeting his partners. ┬áHe learned from the professionals at Weyerbacher Brewing Company on how to grow and scale his home brewing fetish. ┬áToday, Aaron brews what he likes to drink. ┬áHe has a background in fine arts and graphic design. ┬áThis experience finds its way into the flavors and complexities of the beers that he creates. ┬áFetish sources fresh ingredients from the farmland that surrounds the brewery. ┬áIt’s some of the best farmland in the world. ┬áHe even grows the ghost peppers for the ghost pepper stout. ┬áFetish opened on January 24, 2021. ┬áThis 3 years young brewery is turning out some incredible beers. ┬áGo ahead, listen, and make this your new beer fetish. ┬á┬á201 Rock Lititz Blvd, Lititz, PA 17543 – 717-629-2465┬á– www.fetishbrewing.comFacebook

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Russian River Brewing

Cantillon Brewery

Stoll & Wolfe

Triple Sun Spirits


Hershey’s Chocolate

Fraktured Hot Sauce

Rock Lititz

Lititz, PA

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


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


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


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



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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