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Episode 118 – Invertase Brewing Co. – Stephen, Karen and Steve Zolnay

This episode features Stephen, Karen and Steve Zolnay of Invertase Brewing Company.

When Stephen was 14 he bought his dad a homebrew kit for Father’s Day.  Their first collaboration as father and son was a terrible pale ale that they made on the kitchen stove.  That beginning experience got them hooked on making beer together.  They graduated into making their own recipes, reading the books and talking shop with fellow homebrewers.  They even grew their own hops in the backyard.  It wasn’t long before the idea of starting their own brewery was conceived.  This is a gem of a brewery that makes exceptional beer.  It most certainly needs to be on your brewery bucket list.  Just don’t ask Stephen what’s coming up next.  The beer will tell him when it is ready.

51 N Broad St, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 – (908) 954-2022 – www.InvertaseBrewing.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Tree House Brewing Company

Samuel Adams

Cicerone

Manoff Market

Victory Brewing Company

The Big Fuss

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company

Pork Roll Palooza

Episode 115 – Kenwood Original – Matt Serra

This episode features Matt Serra of Kenwood Original.

Matt was working for Victory Brewing when the seed for a light beer option was planted.  Looking at the craft beer landscape he believed there was void for a light beer.  The idea for a Philly brand was born.  His experience in sales and marketing is helping to launch a light beer that is packed with flavor.  Kenwood Original is named for the street that Matt lived on for the first 15 years of his life.  From the first iteration of the brand they knew they had something special.

www.KenwoodBeer.com – Instagram

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Highlights from our discussion:

Pints in the Square

Victory Brewing Company

Wrong Crowed Beer

Drexel Hill, PA

Sara Blakely

Doylestown Brewing Company

Mainstay Brewing

Slyfox Beer

Paulie Gees

Episode 110 – Obscurity Mead Hall and Cidery – Luke Goucher and Carson Souza

This episode features Luke Goucher and Carson Souza of Obscurity Mead Hall & Cidery.

Obscurity started with friends getting together and having a passion for beer.  Carson had already been in the brewing industry for 10 years as a commercial brewer at a vegan brewery.  Luke and Carson decided to get a little wild and play with mead as well.  A adventure was born in the cornfields of the far west suburbs of Chicago.  Mead was a challenge for Carson so he jumped right in.  Luke and Carson flew around the country to check out some of the best mead makers and learn from their successes.  This episode is a master class on brewing, fermenting and business.  Obscurity is creating many tremendous expressions.  Enjoy as we sample through their story.

21 S Main St, Elburn, IL 60119 – 630-320-2255 – www.drinkobscurity.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Meadcon 2022

Braggot

Viking Braggot Company

Rabbits Foot Meadery

B. Nektar Meadery

National Honey Board

Charm City Meadworks

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 to put a real restaurant that serves high quality food from a food truck.  “It’s about flare”, Stirling shared.  There’s an emphasis on customer service.  We enjoyed sitting down and interviewing the chef owner of one of our favorite food trucks.  
Media, PA – (610) 333-7908 – www.flyingdeutschman.com – Facebook

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Highlights From our Discussion:
Liquid Alchemy
Gordon Ramsay

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 – (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

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 

West End Boat Club

 English IPA 

Charlies Roast Pork 

Jim’s Steaks 

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

Brewscuits is the 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.

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 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 – (717) 727-3791 – www.mooduckbrewery.com – Facebook

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

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 – 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 – 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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