Episode 71: Van Havig & Ben Love of Gigantic Brewing & George Dimeo of Maletis Beverage

April 17, 2018

Host Ben Rice travels to Portland, OR, to sit down with Van Havig and Ben Love of Gigantic Brewing, along with guest George Dimeo of beer distribution company Maletis Beverage, to talk about beer. And 80s SoCal Punk. And 90s London House. And why death metal is dumb, but awesome. Plus! Why greatest hits albums are vanity projects, brewer faces ending up on the bottles of other brewers' beers, what sets Gigantic apart from other breweries, and the epic battles between cans and bottles, between American and English beers, and between Van and literally anyone and anything. Plus why Flat Earther believers are wrong and brewers generally aren't scientists, and so much more! This conversational spectrum is vast like the universe and frantic like Dame Lillard, so give it a spin and see what grabs ya! Enjoy!

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Episode 70: Paul Reiter of Great Notion Brewing and Comedian Nathan Hart

April 2, 2018

Host Ben Rice travels to Portland, Oregon, to sit down with Great Notion Brewing's Paul Reiter and comedian Nathan Hart. We talk about Great Notion's upcoming second location, their recent win at the Extreme Beer Festival, brewer James Dugan pops on to discuss beer names and lamps, plus we delve into the Portland comedy scene, the vibrant night life around Great Notion, food trucks, Philly cheesesteaks, the Eagles' Super Bowl win, and GOATS and goats. All that and more, on episode 70 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!

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Episode 69: St. Baldrick’s at Claimstake Brewing, with Rancho Cordova Councilmember Donald Terry

March 19, 2018

Host Ben Rice travels to Claimstake Brewing to talk to Rancho Cordova city councilmember Donald Terry about two events on a very busy Claimstake calendar. On March 28, at 6pm, they will be hosting a St. Baldrick's event for the City of Rancho Cordova (and with Sacramento Beer Enthusiasts) with yours truly, Ben Rice, hosting. Also, on March 24 and 25, Claimstake will be celebrating their two-year anniversary with some pretty great collaboration beers. Donald & Ben talk about the St. Baldrick's children's cancer research charity, what it does, and how it has affected their friends and family. We also talk about the influence of local politics. And of course, the great beers at Claimstake. As you know, we would normally speak with a brewery representative, but due to the demands of these two events, they just could not spare the time. Thank you so much to Brian Palmer and the rest of the Claimstake crew for allowing us the space and for putting these events together. Please enjoy the show and, if you can, please donate to St. Baldrick's, whether for this event or any other.

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Episode 68: Jordan Wilson of Old Town Brewing & Comedian Alex Falcone

March 12, 2018

Host Ben Rice travels to Old Town Brewing (Portland, OR) to sit down with their social media manager Jordan Wilson and Portland-area comedian Alex Falcone. We talk about Old Town's recent victory over the City of Portland in a trademark dispute over their White Stag logo and the events that led to the suit. We also chat about why beer tap lists might change during the winter months, adult abductions, haunted breweries, and the three commonalities between Ben, Jordan, and Alex. Plus we talk about Alex's appearances, plural, on esteemed sketch show Portlandia and his work with the Portland Trailblazers and the Portland Mercury News. We also discuss casino comedy nightmares, Ben's day job, and how to make breweries and restaurants more vegetarian-friendly. And what podcast with three chubby white dudes with glasses would be complete without discussing our sad celebrity lookalikes? All this and more, on episode 68 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!

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Episode 67: Elan Walsky & Phil Boyle of Coalition Brewing and Comedians Molly Smithson & Amanda Martin-Tully

February 26, 2018

Host Ben Rice travels to Portland, Oregon, to sit down with Coalition Brewing's Elan Walsky and Portland comedians Molly Smithson and Amanda Martin-Tully to discuss CBD-infused beers. While helping you learn how to mellow out over a pint of beer, we also delve into helpful hints on street drinking, drinking at work, proper keg stand etiquette, and a thorough breakdown of Jello Shots. Amongst these tips and tricks are conversations about tip-snipping, making salad dressing with beer (or just using beer as salad dressing), plus putting the finishing touches on a dessert with Whipahol, which is a real thing. But it's not all booze and loose morals, no! We also tak about sealife suicides, spent grain donations, and figuring out how you're related to people when you have a large extended family. Plus Coalition has some exciting news for 4/19 (and yes, 4/20) and their taproom opening on March 3. All this and so, so much more, on Episode 66 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!

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Episode 66: Conrad Andrus of Culmination Brewing

February 21, 2018

Host Ben Rice travels to Portland, OR, to sit down with brewer Conrad Andrus of Culmination Brewing. We talk Culmination's history, Conrad's first beer love - a barrel aged Scotch ale, which might be a Barley & Me first!, plus delicious, delicious tacos. We also discuss having an expansive tap list despite a tiny brewing area and how to get into the brewing industry. Enjoy!

Don't forget about Zwickelmania, going on at breweries all over Oregon this Saturday, February 24.

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Episode 65: Colin Patrick Rath of Migration Brewing

February 16, 2018

Host Ben Rice travels to Portland, OR, to sit down with Migration Brewing's owner Colin Patrick Rath to discuss their upcoming 8th anniversary (taking place Saturday, February 17, 2018, which is also during Zwickelmania, a crazy free beer event happening Portland-wide - get beer straight from the tanks at participating breweries), as well as the trials, tribulations, and successes of the past 8 years, as well as what the future holds for Migration and the industry in general. We break down the absurdity of one-off beer styles, what hot new trends we see coming down the pike in beer, and, of course, in America. Plus we delve into hockey, soccer, hooliganism, and why none of us can be president. All this and more on a very special anniversary/Zwickelmania edition of Barley & Me. Enjoy!

Find out more about Migration Brewing @migrationbrewing on Instagram, @migrationbrew on Twitter

Find out more about Zwickelmania, happening February 17, 2018 throughout Portland and February 24, 2018 throughout the entire state of Oregon, at www.oregoncraftbeer.org/zwickelmania-2018-10th-annual/

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Episode 64: Moksa Brewing Opening w/ Derek Gallanosa, Cory Meyer, and Scott Williams

February 12, 2018

Host Ben Rice re-visits Rocklin, CA's Moksa Brewing during their opening week. Brewers Derek Gallanosa and Cory Meyer and co-owner Scott Williams talk about the brewery's first week in business, the unforeseen issues in opening, and their hopes and dreams for the brewery moving forward.

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Episode 63: Kenny Gowan of Loomis Basin Brewing

February 7, 2018

Host Ben Rice travels to Loomis, CA, to meet with Kenny Gowan, owner and head brewer of Loomis Basin Brewery, at the Loomis Basin Brewing Gastropub & Smokehouse, to discuss the beer business. Kenny and Ben delve deep on this episode, getting into Kenny's history as a restauranteur in San Diego and his family's ties to the beer and restaurant industry. We also talk about the overlooked business side of the industry, including expansion, employee wages and benefits, and healthcare. And of course, BBQ. Gotta talk some BBQ. Plus! Kenny discusses his excitement over the upcoming additions to the Sacramento beer scene and how Moksa, even if only for a moment, brought the region's brewers closer together. All that and much, much more, on episode 63 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!

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Episode 62: Barri & Steve Altimari of High Water Brewing & Comedian Rhoda Ramone

January 31, 2018

Host Ben Rice travels to Stockton, CA to sit down with area comedian Rhoda Ramone and Barri & Steve Altimari of High Water Brewing at their unofficial taproom, Taps. Barri & Steve have been brewing under the High Water name for over 20 years and made a big splash in the beer world with their Campfire Stout, which tastes exactly like S'mores. But their experimentation goes back to day one. One of the few remaining "gypsy" breweries in California, High Water is pleased to announce that they'll be opening their own facility in Lodi later this year. So sit down and enjoy the tales of some of the friendliest people in the beer business as they tell you of their triumphs and failures. It's a joy. This episode is dedicated to the memory of beer connoisseur Mike Long, a long-time friend of the Altimaris and beer lovers everywhere. RIP, Mike.

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