Barley & Me

Episode 45: John Gillooly of Drake’s Brewing & Comedian Jason Cole

April 13, 2017

We're back! Episode 45 finds host Ben Rice at Drake's Brewing in San Leandro, chatting with comedian Jason Cole and head brewer John Gillooly. This episode is a dream, as we spin off on frenzied tangents for nearly two hours, imparting opinions, stories, history lessons, and a metric ton of brewing facts and tips. Plus we talk about Drake's recent expansion into Oakland and their upcoming expansion into Sacramento. To quote a review of Drake's food selections, "it's better than it needs to be." So grab a Jolly Rodger and relish in the tales spun, from copyright and trademarking shenanigans, including some rad Star Trek cease and desist letters; to malt liquor history and tips n tricks; to Jimmy Carter. Hell, there's even some fine and dandy Star Wars talk for those who listen to the very end. It's one hell of a good time. Enjoy!

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Intro Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@mr4proaudio)

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