Barley & Me

Episode 113: John Prather of Porchlight Brewing & Maya Wallace, Vice Chair of the Sacramento Arts Commission

November 11, 2019

Host Ben Rice travels to Sacramento, CA, to sit down with Porchlight Brewing's brewer John Prather, plus the Vice Chair of the Sacramento Arts Commission, Maya Wallace. We discuss everyone's history with Sacramento, plus their observations on the city's growth economically, socially, artistically, and beer-centrically, and how all of those intertwine. Plus! The housing crisis! The hidden morality of beer regulations! Bill Buckner and the 1986 Red Sox! And how the internet has changed our ability to measure popularity. We also break down Belgian vs German brewing methods, fix the broken beer festival model, and solve palate fatigue. All this and more, on episode 113 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!

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Don't forget to check out that sweet, sweet beer dinner at Sac City Brews on November 16 and, if you're interested, there are currently positions open at the Sacramento Arts Commission!

This episode is 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 Use the promo code "Barley5" to get $5 off tickets!

-"Drink Better Beer" by Joshua Bernstein, available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and 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 or at the brewery (536 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA) or by phone at (530) 878-5232.

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

Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alivingclicheart)

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