Barley & Me

Episode 23: AJ Tendick of Bike Dog Brewing & Entrepreneur Clay Nutting

May 30, 2016

Host Ben Rice travels to Sacramento's Bike Dog Brewing to chat with co-founder/brewer AJ Tendick and entrepreneur/restauranteur/revitalizer Clay Nutting. It's not an understatement to say that Clay has played a major role in the re-branding and revitalization of midtown Sacramento, helping push change with the advent of live street music, the beloved German bier haus LowBrau, upscale Block Butcher Bar, and the yearly music festival TBD! And he'll sit down to talk (vaguely) about projects in the pipeline. And it's no secret that Bike Dog has taken the Sacramento beer scene by storm, pumping out celebrated, balanced, multi-faceted IPAs and the best damn stout in town. We'll talk about the trials and errors in starting and maintaining your own business, leading to one of my least-informed questions ever! Listen as we discuss Bike Dog's expansion plans, then juxtapose those against the general craft beer marketing and distribution trends. Chuckle silently to yourself as we consistently speak hypocritically about what craft breweries should do to combat the bigger brewers. We'll also talk beer family trees, local sports!, camping, bottle shares, accidental successes, and taking advantage of gaps in city event planning. That and so much more, and we even avoiding making any infantile comments about my guests' last names!, on episode 23 of Barley & Me!
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