The 2015 Houston Firkin Fest is in the books. If you missed it you can feel like part of it by listening to this episode of InterBrews. This was an All Star lineup of Houston Craft Beer and they all helped to make the 2015 Houston Firkin Fest a phenomenal success. Here is the line up.
- Rassul Zarinfar – Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company
- Bev Blackwood – Southwest Brewing News
- Caleb Wilson – Texian Brewing Company
- Michael “Mufasa” Ferguson – Beer Geeks & BJ’s
- Brock Wagner – Saint Arnold Brewing Company
- Josh Bass – Brazos Valley Brewing Company
- Charles Vallhonrat – Texas Craft Brewers Guild
- Nelson Pena – Brazos Valley Brewing Company
- Heather Niederhofer – Lone Pint Brewing Company
- Blake Niederhofer – Lone Pint Brewing Company
- Alan Ward – Brigadoon Brewery and Brew School
- Scott Birdwell – DeFalco’s Home Brew Supplies
- Jon Denman – Drink of Ages
- Ryan Huff – Huff Brewing Company
- Clay Wicker – Cyclers Brewing Company
- Dustin Janish – Huff Brewing Company
- Andrew Wukman – Photographer Extraordinaire
- Chris Schomberg – Social Media Pointman/Spokes Model
- Josh Stewart – Host
This Bonus Nugget of InterBrews is a conversation I had with Rockwell Grill’s Melinda Mayes to promote the 2015 Cypress Pub Crawl. Go HERE to get your tickets and listen to this mini-podcast to hear Melinda explain the awesome cause (Daniella’s Wish) the pub crawl is raising money for and all the details you need to have a great time on Saturday.
Episode 69 was recorded on St Patty’s Day at Big Thicket Distillery. Josh along with TD Mike and Social Schomburg traveled out to Conroe, TX to visit Dan Bass and get into the “spirit” of distilling. Dan explained the process of making the spirits the Big Thicket way and showed how the process differs and relates to beer. We also tried their award wining Dog Trot Vodka, their Boomtown Whiskey and Bourbon. It was a super awesome time that broadened our horizons and cleared our sinuses. This is InterBrews
Episode 68 of InterBrews was recorded on Tuesday March 3 at Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company. Alan Ward, Brewmaster at Brigadoon Brewing Company and Buffalo Bayou’s Carl Norberg and Rassul Zarinfar sat down to discuss The 2015 Houston Firkin Fest, a Cock Ale Challenge, why Rassul is not even close to being at his Wit’s end, what Carl does as a weekend hobby and much much more.
Episode 67 was recorded in Brenham, TX at Brazos Valley Brewing Company. Jeremy Bass, Josh Bass and Josh “Ponch” Estrada were our guests on the podcast. On cold and blustery day we warmed our souls with Big Spoon Tres Leches Stout and 7 Spanish Angels Coffee Brown Ale. We also sampled the super drinkable and perfectly well balanced Golden Ale and got our dailey recommended allowence of vitamin C (Cascade, Columbus and Centennial hops) with The Cause IPA. Also on this episode is the debut of “Totally Random Topic” and the guys discuss the Culture Map article on Saint Arnold founder Brock Wagner. All this and much more await. This is InterBrews.
Episode 67 of InterBrews was recorded at Austin Beerworks as part of the InterBrews Austin Roadtrip. Michael Graham and Will Golden, both founders of ABW, where gracious enough to sit down and do the podcast amid the hustle and bustle of the brewery. They discussed their beginnings as a brewery, their world class beers, the infamous 99 pack, chicken in beer and much, much more. Pair this podcast with Keeping Austin Weird, post work relaxation and interesting nuggets of brewing history. This is InterBrews.
Episode 65 of InterBrews was recorded at Real Ale Brewing Company in Blanco, TX. Real Ale’s COO Tim Schwartz and Head Brewer Schmitty sat down in their brand new tap room to discuss Real Ale’s history, their beers, their new look and what to expect from Real Ale in the future. This podcast pairs well with back porch acoustic guitar sessions and Hill Country weekend drives. Enjoy the show. This is InterBrews.
Episode 64 of the podcast was on location at Jester King. As part of the InterBrews Austin Road Trip, Jeff Stuffings, Garrett Crowell, Adrienne Ballou and Ron Extract sat down Josh to discuss their unique and personal approach to the art of beer. Jester King’s combination of unique beers, fabulous location and great people make it a must visit for any craft beer fan. This is InterBrews.
Episode 63 of InterBrews was recorded at Austin Homebrew Supply as part of The InterBrews Austin Road Trip. AHBS’s Ben Smith and Bill Arnold chatted with Josh about the history of Austin Homebrew, the Austin homebrew scene, their wildest homebrewed adventures and a whole lot more. Let this episode ferment in your ears for about and hour and the rack in to your brain for conditioning. This is InterBrews.