Host Ben Rice chats with "Doctor" Bill Sysak of San Marcos's Wild Barrel Brewing about their recent distribution expansion, fatherly love, the "San Diego style" of brand building, and failed homebrew experiments. Plus! The secrets about hazy IPA that no brewer wants you to know, shared love of saisons and Berliner weisse (it might finally be a THING!), and turning fandom and friendship into career opportunities. NOT TO MENTION a very special Wild Barrel news release, the difference between kettle sour and classic mixed/spontaneous fermentation, and the hidden evils of the modern bottle share. All this and so much more, on episode 130 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!
Find out more about Wild Barrel and their beers by following them online @wildbarrelbrewing or order beer for delivery (California only) at www.wildbarrelbrewing.com
And be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beer
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Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot) “JamRoc” by Breez (@breeztheartist)
Alternate Intro Music (not featured in this episode): “JamRoc” by Breez (@breeztheartist)
Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)