Episode 114: Melissa McCann, Rebecca Steele-Wilkie, and Vickie Olson of Queen of Beer & Teresa Psuty of Crooked Lane Brewing
Host Ben Rice travels to Auburn, CA's Crooked Lane Brewing to sit down with brewmaster Teresa Psuty, plus Queen of Beer Competition coordinators Melissa McCann, Rebecca Steele-Wilkie, and Vickie Olson, to discuss the upcoming 26th annual Queen of Beer homebrewing competition, as well as Crooked Lane's humble beginnings to their current status as California's Craft Brewery of the Year. The Queen of Beer crew lays out their history, including their early adoption of the HAZE craze, plus their ever-expanding supporters and sponsors, new prizes/awards (including for first-time submitters and the champion earning a brew day with Drake's Brewing!), and their collection of world-class beer judges to help female brewers get the feedback they need to become professionals. They have even expanded their entry date to December 6, 2019, so, if you're a female-identifying homebrewer in the US, you can enter for just $10 at www.queenofbeer.beer. The competition is December 12 at Fort Rock Brewing. Get all this info and more, on the latest episode of Barley & Me. Enjoy!
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This episode was brought to you by:
-The Art of Beer, taking place at the McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento on January 24, 2020. Tickets are available at www.artofbeerinvitational.com - Barley & Me listeners can get $5 off their tickets by using promo code Barley5
-"Drink Better Beer" by Joshua Bernstein, available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and www.joshuambernstein.com. Makes a great gift for any beer lover this holiday season!
-And by Comedy Night at Crooked Lane, returning Thursday, November 21, 2019, to Crooked Lane Brewing in Auburn, CA and continuing every 3rd Thursday through March 2020. Enjoy performances from AmazonPrime, Netflix, Disney, late night talk shows, and more, for just $10. Tickets are limited, so get them soon! Available on EventBrite.com or at the brewery (536 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA) or by phone at (530) 878-5232.
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Intro Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)
Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alivingclicheart)