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Episode 72 – Manatawny Still Works – Max Pfeffer

This episode features Max Pfeffer of Manatawny Still Works.

Max graduated Penn State University with a degree in chemical engineering.  He began home brewing when he was in college.  This led to him discovering the UC Davis Master Brewing program.  His education and experience led him to a stint with Victory Brewing Company and then to Sly Fox Brewery.  One day, Owner John Giannapoulas, called Max into his office.  He approached Max about opening a distillery.  Max knew beer but not distilled spirits.  That was over 8 years ago.  Today, not only does Max know distilling, he excels at it on a high level.  He and his team are producing whiskeys that are incredible.  What is coming out of the barrels now are spirits full of character, flavor and complexity.  This is a must visit for craft spirit lovers.  When you do you will become a fan for life.  

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320 Circle Of Progress Dr Ste 104, Pottstown, PA 19464

(484) 624-8271 www.manatawnystillworks.com Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Piper Project

Whiskey Rebellion Trail

Philadelphia Whiskey Society

Kelvin Cooperage

American Whiskey Convention

Stranahans

Old Line Spirits

Moonshine University

Makers Mark

Sly Fox Brewing Company

Victory Brewing

Episode 71 – Christmas City Spirits – Michael “Woody” Dombrosky

This episode features Michael Dombrosky of Christmas City Spirits.

It all began, when a group of 4 coworkers who were rugby players, got together to share their love of the history of Bethlehem, PA.  They formed the restaurant at Tavern at the Sun Inn.  The next step was to bring the spirits into the tavern.  Woody’s family has a long history of distilling in the coal regions of Pennsylvania.  His great grandmother would create Laudanum and make house calls to those with a variety of ailments.  His family has a storied past of making Rye Whiskey.  The owners crossed paths with Woody and they brought him on to distill their incredible spirits and unique recipes.  We learned so much sitting down with Woody and we had a great time enjoying his craft creations. 

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564 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 – (484) 893-0590www.suninnbethlehem.orgFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Bethlehem, PA

Laudanum

Puerto Rico Distillery

Good Food Awards

MicroLiquor Spirit Awards

Ascot Awards

Easton Kuebler Lager Caves

Tito’s Vodka

Gallows Hill Spirits

Cold Springs Copper Works

Lehigh University

Steve Bashore

American Whiskey Convention

The Peoples Kitchen

Lenni Lenape

Gray Wolf Spirits – Date Night Chronicles

We are back, sharing some more spirits that we picked up on a recent trip to Saint Michaels Maryland.  In this Date Night Chronicles we are enjoying Gray Wolf Spirits.  We share our tasting notes from these 4 amazing expression… Vodka, Gin, Agave and a Solera Rye Whiskey

605 S. Talbot St. #6, St. Michaels, MD 21663 – (443)339-4894 – www.graywolfspirits.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

American Whiskey Convention

Saint Michaels Maryland

Northwest Cider Association

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Episode 68 – Train Wreck Distillery – Aaron Diamond

This episode features Aaron Diamond of Train Wreck Distillery.

The seed of entrepreneurship was planted by Arron’s Grandfather, Norman Diamond.  At a very young age Aaron would help Norman make beer and wine.  After his grandfather passed, Aaron tried making his own beer and wine.  It just didn’t turn out the same.  According to Aaron it was not very good at all.  That’s when he thought it would be better to distill the bad product that he made.  He turned his sights to distilling.  He began taking classes with his father to learn how to distill.  Traveling all over the country and even London to gain the knowledge that the desired.  In 2014 they purchased a run down train station in Mount Holly.  Right on the banks of the Rancocas Creek.  In 2015 they started distilling and working on perfecting their recipes.  In July of 2017 they opened their door to the public.  Train Wreck is a vibrant distillery where people come for the spirits, the cocktails, the great entertainment and the lively banter.  From it’s humble beginnings this is no longer a train wreck but, a rousing success.     

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25 Madison Ave, Mt Holly, NJ 08060 – (609) 288-6300www.trainwreckdistillery.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Sipsmith Gin

East London Liquor Company

Beefeater Gin

Spellbound Brewing

Auburn Road Vineyard

Little Water Distillery 

Bluecoat Gin

Stateside Vodka

Episode 66 – Dragon Distillery – Ashley Perez

This episode features Ashley Perez of Dragon Distillery.

Mark and Tania Lambert founded Dragon Distillery as a passion project.  The theme is inspired by the game Dungeons and Dragons.  However, when it comes to the spirits they are not playing games.  Mark’s family settled in Frederick in the 1700’s.  The moonshine recipes date back to before prohibition.  In 2015 the Lambert’s opened Dragon and it is the first distillery to open in Frederick since after Prohibition.  Ashley shares the story of the distillery and we sample many of the amazing craft distilled spirits.  Like many craft businesses they support local farmers to create their products.    

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1341 Hughes Ford Rd Suite 108, Frederick, MD 21701 –

(301) 844-6416www.dragondistillery.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Frederick, MD

4 The Love of Sweets

Cutwater Spirits

Dungeons & Dragons

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Linganore Wines

Wassail

Attaboy Brewing Company

Carroll Creek Park

Earthly Elements

Flying Dog Brewery

Isabella’s Taverna

Maryland Distillers Guild

Episode 54 – 5:dirty – Melissa and Kyle Reed

This episode features Melissa and Kyle Reed of 5:dirty. Melissa has a love for dirty martinis.  For her and her mom Maria, it’s their everyday go to cocktail.  The search was on to make the perfect dirty martini.  Kyle and Melissa’s reputation grew and their friends and family would encourage them to bring their dirty martini concoctions every time that they would come over.  By batching the martini it would allow them more time to spend with their guests.  The idea came to them… wouldn’t it be great if we could actually bottle this so everyone could have it?  5:dirty has become a hit.  They make 2 versions, the Dab of Dirty and the Double Dirty.  Pick up a bottle or two, pour yourself a martini and enjoy the episode. www.5dirty.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

717 south restaurant

Premier Innovations Group

The Gypsy Saloon

Fox 29

Jennaphr Frederick

Sex and the City

Spring Mill Cafe

Little Water Distillery

More Than the Curve

Leonard Mountain

Big Spring Spirits

Pops McCann Whiskey

Episode 51 – Sourland Mountain Spirits – Ray and Sage Disch

This episode features Ray and Sage Disch of Sourland Mountain Spirits.  “Be a maker, not a taker.”We truly had a fantastic time sitting down with Ray and Sage.  Back in the early 90’s Ray was inspired by a story that he heard on the radio about a husband and wife who worked as commodity traders in Chicago.  They left their high paying jobs to open a craft brewery in Chi-town.  Leading the charge and laying the groundwork, Ray helped to sponsor legislation to help to change the laws for New Jersey breweries.   In 1995 Triumph Brewing Company introduced craft beer to the masses in Princeton, NJ.  Fast forward to 2015 Ray along with his wife Erica made the decision to open a craft distillery in their hometown of Hopewell.  It is a family affair at their farm distillery.  What you hear is that Ray brings people together.  He builds teams and develops an environment of creativity and excellence.  He shares the fascinating journey to create their award winning Gin and their portfolio of first class spirits.  Sage discusses what’s next for the distillery and how he is helping to guide them onto a bigger stage.

 130 Hopewell Rocky Hill Rd, Hopewell, NJ 08525 –

(609) 333-8575 – www.sourlandspirits.comFacebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Zeng Farms

Terhune Orchards

Jeremy Myers

Corgi Spirits

Barr Hill Gin

American Distilling Institute

Heriot Watt University

Cornell University

Brick Farm Tavern

Troon Brewing

Camden Winkelstein

Hopewell, NJ

Episode 47 – Old Republic Distillery – Bill Mathias

This episode features Bill Mathias of Old Republic Distillery.  “We distill for flavor baby… It’s all about the flavor.”   The distillery started with a passion.  Bill’s grandfather and great grandfather made home made wine.  They made dandelion and watermelon rind wine.  They made alcohol from what was readily available.  Bill was curious about how they made what they did.  At 18 Bill brewed his first beer and learned all about fermentation.  He runs three stills.  He’s making the mash and fermenting to put out some exceptional and flavorful spirits.  Take a listen and let us know what you think. 330 Town Center Dr York, PA 17408 – 717-870-1792 – www.drinkord.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Old Republic Distillery Tavern – Ephrata

Jack Daniels

Mojito Recipe

Explore York

Keystone Craft Spirits Trail

Grappa

Dickey’s Barbecue

Allegro Winery

Troegs Beer

Episode 46 – Pine Tavern Distillery – Bill Cox

Pine Tavern Distillery - Bill Cox

This episode features Bill Cox of Pine Tavern Distillery.  Bill and his family love to go camping for their vacations.  They pack up the campers and check out places on the East Coast.  On one of their trips they visited Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, Virginia.  Later they pondered, “Why is there nothing like this in NJ?”  Taking the next steps they met with now defunct Cooper River Distillers in Camden, NJ.   This gave them the information and structure that they needed to get started.  Cooper River helped them put things together.  New Jersey is a “Right to Farm” State and they determined that the families farm was the perfect setting to get their distillery dreams going.  Already growing corn on the land it was perfect.  On February 3, 2016 they fired up the still and began to distill their Muddy Run Corn Moonshine.  Now the 8th oldest distillery in NJ they continue to grow and expand.  This camping trip inspired distillery is producing spectacular spirits which pay tribute to local history.  They emphasize a spirit of collaboration with their neighbors and the local community.  149A Pine Tavern Rd, Monroeville, NJ 08343 – (856) 358-1076 – www.pinetaverndistillery.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Copper Fox Distillery

Salem County Historical  Society

Mood’s Farm

Recklesstown Distillery

Gino Pinto

Tadmore Distilling

Ciroc Vodka

U.S. Barrel

Independence Spirits Distillery

Two Bridges Wine Trail

Rabbit Hill Farms

Episode 43 – Hook & Flask Still Works – Mark Farrell and Devin Flickinger

This episode features Mark Farrell and Devin Flickinger of Hook and Flask Still Works.  2 friends with a 15 year relationship decided to open a distillery.  Devin was home brewing beer and making wine before entering into the world of distilling.  They took off doing market research by visiting other distilleries, asking a lot of questions, taking classes and shadowing other distillers.  The result is a fire themed establishment that pays homage and honors their roots.  They are refining their craft one bottle at a time.  Creating a delicious mix of cocktails, food and fun.  We discuss their growth during cover and the development of their brown spirits program.137 N Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013 – (717) 601-2770 – www.hookandflaskstillworks.com – Facebook

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Highlights from our discussion:

Grand Illusion Hard Cider

Five Saints Distilling

Fireball

Brewscuits

Deer Creek Malthouse

Adirondack Barrel Cooperage

Big Hill Cider Works

Sunday’s Mill Company

Black Button Distilling

Davis Valley Distillery

Cumberland County

US Army War College

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