Barley & Me

Episode 111: Andy Klein, Bryan Crass, and Lewis McGeorge of Monk’s Cellar & Julian Shrago of Beachwood Brewing

October 14, 2019

Host Ben Rice sits down with Andy Klein, owner and brewmaster at Monk's Cellar in Roseville, CA, as well as brewer Bryan Crass and sales rep Lewis McGeorge, to talk about their upcoming 5th anniversary (Friday, October 18/Saturday, October 19), including their collaboration beers with over TWENTY breweries. Once of those is Huntington Beach's Beachwood Brewing, and their owner/brewmaster Julian Shrago was kind enough to make an appearance. Together, Julian and Andy walk down memory lane, from trips to Europe to the Great IBU Wars of the early 2010s. Julian also breaks down his scientific study of Cantillon and how to use that information to impart proper sour/funk to your beers. Plus! The importance of yeast! Someone at this table loves pumpkin beers! And Julian has Bryan's latest creation, Pie Curious, for the first time ever. All this and so much more, on episode 111 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!

Be sure to check out Monk's Cellar's fantastic lineup of events this week, and follow them on social media @themonkscellar

Thank you to ulian Shrago for taking the time to appear on this episode. You can follow Beachwood Brewing @beachwoodbrewing

You can follow Barley & Me across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions, comments, concerns, guest ideas, brewery ideas, to or

This episode has been brought to you by Karl Strauss's Collabapalooza, occuring October 19 in San Diego. Get tickets at

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

Intro Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)

Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alivingclicheart)