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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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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┬á

West End Boat Club

 English IPA 

Charlies Roast Pork 

Jim’s Steaks┬á

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. ┬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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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

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

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.

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

Untappd

Moo-Duck Brewery

Busta Rhymes

Nearest Green Distillery

University of the Sciences

Band of Media Brewers

Lallemand

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

RotaryAmtrak

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

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.

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

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Highlights from our discussion:

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.  

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.

4500 Aston Mills Rd, Aston, PA 19014 – (610) 241-1212┬á– www.fourfingersbeer.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Manbroso’s

Untappd

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

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