Barley & Me
Episode 130: Bill Sysak of Wild Barrel Brewing

Episode 130: Bill Sysak of Wild Barrel Brewing

July 13, 2020

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

Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.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

Get your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiative

Also, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_os

Ben is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.

Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757

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)

Barley & Me Presents: Hoops & Hops, Episode 2, with Co-Host Phil Webster

Barley & Me Presents: Hoops & Hops, Episode 2, with Co-Host Phil Webster

June 29, 2020

Barley & Me host Ben Rice teams up with Sacramento chef Phil Webster to talk basketball and beer, in episode 2 of Barley & Me Presents: Hoops & Hops! Today, we build on the foundation of episode one by selecting the Sacramento Brewery Dream Team's version of Isiah Thomas, who was infamously left off the original Dream Team for a variety of alleged reasons. Then we tackle the new craft beer hotness: Milkshake IPA - what players past or present match this profile? We also do a deep dive on Dirk Nowitzki to determine his beer equivalent and discuss unathletic white guys drafted too high and their inevitable comparisons to Larry Bird. Plus! The NBA is coming back! Who do we see in the Finals and how can audiences enjoy fanless b-ball? Why John Salley, who has won championships with 3 different teams, is the best part of Bad Boys, and hey, Martin Lawrence in the 90s was unfuckwithable! SMASH beers! And a fileting of the Sacramento Kings for the ages. All this and more, on the latest episode of Barley & Me Presents: Hoops & Hops. Enjoy!

This episode’s beers were Campus Brewing’s Easy A West Coast IPA (@campusbrewingcompany) and Offshoot Beer Co’s Relax (It’s Just a Hazy IPA) (@offshootbeerco)

Check out Phil’s stay-at-home meal ideas and what he’s eating and drinking on Instagram @culinarylando

Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Be sure to follow us for more info on future Barley & Me Presents! Editions, as we try to tackle music, movies, sports, and more! Email questions/comments/concerns/Dream Teams to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.com

For those unaware, learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative at www.blackisbeautiful.beer

Get your merch or make donations at https://customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiative

Also, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_os

Ben is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.

Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757

Intro Music: “JamRoc” by Breez (@breeztheartist)

Alternate Intro Music (not featured in this episode): “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)

Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

Episode 129: Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing and Creator of the Black Is Beautiful Initiative

Episode 129: Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing and Creator of the Black Is Beautiful Initiative

June 22, 2020

Host Ben Rice travels to Claimstake Brewing in Rancho Cordova, CA, to talk to Marcus Baskerville, brewer at Weathered Souls Brewing in San Antonio, TX, about his history with beer, from hating it to tolerating it to home brewing to professional brewing to ownership, and the creation of the wonderful worldwide Black Is Beautiful Initiative and Black Is Beautiful Imperial stout. We talk first beers, first beer loves, family, and dedication to the craft. Joining us intermittently is a menagerie of area brewers, to assist in a Black Is Beautiful collaboration brew. We also have a very special guest drop-in that will go unnamed but that you should absolutely check out. Enjoy!

Find out more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative at www.blackisbeautiful.beer

Get your merch at customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiative

Get your Black Is Beautiful glassware at www.17percentdrip.com/products/black-is-beautifulcollaboration-glass-tba?variant=31852813647990

Follow Marcus Baskerville and Weathered Souls for new released and other information on Instagram @weatheredsoulsbrewing

Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Be sure to follow us for more info on future Barley & Me Presents! Editions, as we try to tackle music, movies, sports, and more! Email questions/comments/concerns/Dream Teams to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.com

Also, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_os

Ben is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.

Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757

Intro Music: “JamRoc” by Breez (@breeztheartist)

Alternate Intro Music (not featured in this episode): “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)

Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

Barley & Me Presents: Leonard Malting Reviews 2013’s “Drinking Buddies”

Barley & Me Presents: Leonard Malting Reviews 2013’s “Drinking Buddies”

June 15, 2020

Introducing Barley & Me's first-ever foray into movie reviews! Barley & Me host Ben Rice (codename: Leonard Malting) discusses the 2013 "romantic comedy" "Drinking Buddies" with co-hosts Paulina Olivares (Pink Boots Society Sacramento) and Corky McDonnell (co-host of the Dare Daniel Podcast) to break down this star-studded (Olivia Wilde! Jake Johnson! Anna Kendrick! Ron Livingston! Jason Sudeikis! catastrophe. We discuss running themes of intimacy gone awry, the intricacies of improvisation, and Chicago craft beer in 2013! We hope you enjoy this podcast more than we enjoyed the movie.

If you have a beer-centric or heavily-beer-involved movie recommendation, let us know and maybe we’ll do this again!

Find out more about PBS Sacramento at @pinkbootssacramento on Instagram

Check out Corky’s bad movie podcast on social media @daredanielpod, or listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Be sure to follow us for more info on future Barley & Me Presents! Editions, as we try to tackle music, movies, sports, and more! Email questions/comments/concerns/Dream Teams to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.com

Also, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_os

Ben is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.

Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757

Intro Music: “JamRoc” by Breez (@breeztheartist)

Alternate Intro Music (not featured in this episode): “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)

Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

Thanks so much for listening.

Barley & Me Presents: Hoops & Hops, with Phil Webster

Barley & Me Presents: Hoops & Hops, with Phil Webster

June 1, 2020

Barley & Me host  Ben Rice is using this COVID-19 shutdown to give brewers time to re-focus their businesses to handle this new reality. So, he's reached out to some of his friends to experiment with beer-ish content! Hoops & Hops, with co-host Phil Webster (@culinarylando on IG), pairs the aggressive defense and death-defying dunks of 80s and 90s NBA basketball with aggressively-hopped IPAs. Today, we discuss Michael Jordan and ESPN's "The Last Dance" over an Urban Roots All Together IPA, a worldwide collaboration started by Other Half NYC to support service industry workers. We also discuss our adolescent NBA fandom, why power forwards are the porters of the NBA, compare Hall of Fame players to beers, and design our very own Sacramento County brewery Dream Team, including what position each brewery plays and why. It's a ton of fun and I hope you enjoy it, because Phil and Ben sure did. Hit us with your region's brewery Dream Team and let us know who you want to have compared to beers for future Hoops & Hops episodes! Cheers!

Check out Phil Webster’s quarantine meals for amateurs by following him on Instagram @culinarylando! Use the hashtag #photosforphil if you want to show him what you’re whipping up in the kitchen.

Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Be sure to follow us for more info on future Barley & Me Presents! Editions, as we try to tackle music, movies, sports, and more! Email questions/comments/concerns/Dream Teams to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.com

Also, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_os

Ben is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.

This episode is brought to you in part by Blinker The Star (www.blinkerthestar.com / @blinkerthestar) and their latest album, “Careful With Your Magic,” available on vinyl, CD, and digital download at blinkerthestar.bandcamp.com – find out more about the band by checking out episode 127 of Barley & Me

Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757

Intro Music: “JamRoc” by Breez (@breeztheartist)

Alternate Intro Music (not featured in this episode): “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)

Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

Speaking of music, bandcamp.com is currently giving 100% of money paid for music directly to the artist, so buy a Breez or Be Bold Brave Robot EP or LP and support your local artists.

Cheers!

Episode 128: Carla Wosoba (Wosoba Farms Hops), Clinton Hirschfeld (Hirschfeld Hops), and Comedian Amy Estes

Episode 128: Carla Wosoba (Wosoba Farms Hops), Clinton Hirschfeld (Hirschfeld Hops), and Comedian Amy Estes

May 4, 2020

Host Ben Rice gets his chance to talk to a few craft hop growers, Carla Wosoba (Wosoba Farms Hops) and Clinton Hirschfeld (Hirschfeld Hops), as well as comedian Amy Estes. We discuss side hustles (fun fact: hop farmers, comedians, and podcasters need primary sources of income when they're starting out), getting started in a secondary project, and how they found their true calling. Plus! How the hop growing business really functionings, including some surprising limitations and stressors; how to "eat" Grape Nuts; and a trip down high school memory lane! Oh, bonus fun fact! All the guests today have backgrounds in K-12 education and we discuss COVID-19's effects on our education system and where it's going next! All this and more, on episode 128 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!

Find out more about today’s guests by visiting their websites!

Wosoba Farms Hops: @wosobafarmshops on Facebook

Hirschfeld Hops: @hirschfeldhops on Facebook

Amy Estes: @amysgotjokes across social media or at www.amysgotjokes.com

Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.com

Also, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_os

Ben is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) and all money will go to support service industry workers, teachers, students, and performing arts theaters.

Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757

Intro Music: “JamRoc” by Breez (@breeztheartist)

Alternate Intro Music (not featured in this episode): “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)

Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

Speaking of music, bandcamp.com is currently giving 100% of money paid for music directly to the artist, so buy a Breez or Be Bold Brave Robot EP or LP and support your local artists.

Cheers!

Episode 127: Musician/Producer Jordon Zadorozny (Blinker the Star)

Episode 127: Musician/Producer Jordon Zadorozny (Blinker the Star)

April 27, 2020

Host Ben Rice chats with Canadian musician/producer/craft beer enthusiast Jordon Zadorozny of pop-rock band/solo project Blinker the Star, to discuss Canadian craft beer, as well as the parallels and dichotomies of the craft beer scene and the music scene from the early 90s to today. We go down Ben Rice's rabbit hole of fandom, as a means to end regarding a discussion of creativity, growth, expansion, and the effects of the internet on beer and music. We talk Failure and failures, big budgets and limited releases. Plus! Jordon's/Blinker the Star's latest release, and his/its upcoming next record. It's incredible to hear how beer has evolved through the eyes of a musician who also watched the rise and fall of the music industry. Thank you to Jordon for lending me his time. Enjoy!

Find out more about Blinker the Star, download tracks, or order an album at www.bandcamp.com/BlinkerTheStar

Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod

Also, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_os

Ben is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) and all money will go to support service industry workers, teachers, students, and performing arts theaters.

Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757

Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)

Alternate Intro Music (not featured in this episode): “JamRoc” by Breez (@breeztheartist)

Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

Speaking of music, bandcamp.com is currently giving 100% of money paid for music directly to the artist, so buy a Breez or Be Bold Brave Robot EP or LP and support your local artists.

Cheers!

Episode 126: Heidi Wilder & Alyssa Steger of Fort Rock Brewing and Teri Fahrendorf, Founder of the Pink Boots Society

Episode 126: Heidi Wilder & Alyssa Steger of Fort Rock Brewing and Teri Fahrendorf, Founder of the Pink Boots Society

April 20, 2020

Host Ben Rice remote-calls Teri Fahrendorf, the founder of the Pink Boots Society, to talk about the creation of this wonderful program, its expansion, and why she had to fire herself. Joining us are Alyssa Steger, the President of the Sacramento Pink Boots Society chapter and head brewer at Fort Rock Brewing, and Heidi Wilder, Fort Rock's director of fun-tivities. We discuss scholarship programs, how the Pink Boots has changed over the years and why, the current Pink Boots collaboration releases, and the weight of being an inspiration for future generations (and how PBS has helped to lift that). Plus! Secrets Revealed! What it's really like to be a woman in beer! The answer, may surprise you. All this and so much more, on the latest episode of Barley & Me. Enjoy!

Find out more about the Pink Boots Society and how to support them at www.pinkbootssociety.org

Follow Fort Rock Brewing for all their delicious beers and ways to buy it @fortrockbrewing

Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod

Also, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_os

Ben is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) and all money will go to support service industry workers, teachers, students, and performing arts theaters.

Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757

Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)

Alternate Intro Music (not featured in this episode): “JamRoc” by Breez (@breeztheartist)

Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

Speaking of music, bandcamp.com is currently giving 100% of money paid for music directly to the artist, so buy a Breez or Be Bold Brave Robot EP or LP and support your local artists.

Cheers!

Episode 124: Quarantine Wings w/ Mike Mraz of Mraz Brewing

Episode 124: Quarantine Wings w/ Mike Mraz of Mraz Brewing

April 13, 2020

Host Ben Rice practices shelter in place and social distancing by interviewing Mike Mraz of Mraz Brewing remotely. We chow down on chicken wings with various hot sauces while discussing Mraz's upcoming/postponed 7th anniversary, the coronavirus's effect on Mraz's business, as well as the craft beer industry and small businesses in general, as well as how to stay fit during this shutdown. Plus! Ben reveals how he's raising funds for service workers, teachers, students, and performing arts theaters affected by the shutdown and Mike announces an exciting upcoming collaboration with Red Bus Brewing. All this and more, on episode 124 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!

Find out more about Mraz Brewing, their current beer availability, and more, at www.mrazbrewingcompany.com

Follow Barley & Me across social media @barleyandmepod

Thank you to Granites Famous Cheesesteaks & Wings, on Foothill Blvd, in Roseville, CA, for providing Ben’s hot wings. Order online at www.graniteswings.com or follow them on Instagram @graniteswingsroseville

Also, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_os

Ben is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) and all money will go to support service industry workers, teachers, students, and performing arts theaters.

Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757

Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)

Alternate Intro Music (not featured in this episode): “JamRoc” by Breez (@breeztheartist)

Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alivingclicheart)

Speaking of music, bandcamp.com is currently giving 100% of money paid for music directly to the artist, so buy a Breez or Be Bold Brave Robot EP or LP and support your local artists.

Cheers!

Episode 123: COVID-19′S Impact on the Beer Industry, with Sacramento Beer Frontier’s Aaron O’Callaghan

Episode 123: COVID-19′S Impact on the Beer Industry, with Sacramento Beer Frontier’s Aaron O’Callaghan

March 23, 2020

Host Ben Rice practices social distancing by ringing up Sacramento Beer Frontier's Aaron O'Callaghan to discuss the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and its potential effects on the beer industry and the world. With no medical background and no skin in the beer game, Ben & Aaron can talk freely about this topic. But for proper perspective, Ben created an anonymous industry survey, which gathered responses from brewers, owners, sales reps, taproom managers, hop growers, maltsters, and media relations members in the industry. We try to keep the Barley & Me charm and improvisational interview style as well, so this may be a long episode but hopefully it's an easy listen. All this and a shocking amount more, on episode 123 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!

Find out more about our guests today by following them on Instagram:

Sacramento Beer Frontier: @sacbeerfrontier

Also, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_os

Find out more about Another Round, Another Rally at www.anotherroundanotherrally.org

Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757

Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)

Alternate Intro Music (not featured in this episode): “JamRoc” by Breez (@breeztheartist)

Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alivingclicheart)

Speaking of music, bandcamp.com is currently giving 100% of money paid for music directly to the artist, so buy a Breez or Be Bold Brave Robot EP or LP and support your local artists.

Cheers!