Barley & Me

Episode 81: Burning Barrel Brewing’s Jason Williams, Duncan Alexander, and Jack Alexander

September 5, 2018

Host Ben Rice travels to Rancho Cordova, CA, to speak Jason Williams, Duncan Alexander, and Jack Alexander of the newly-opened Burning Barrel Brewing. You may remember Jack and Duncan from episode 61, which was recorded during their planning and build-out phase. We now catch up with them 5 weeks after their grand opening, to compare and contrast their expections versus reality of brewery ownership and operation, plus what they think is in store for the future. As we continue to chat, we eschew the classic three-tiered/tied-house distribution regulations to find out how the current craft beer boom is impacting that ancient law. We also discuss military service and the importance of being good with your hands. Plus! Color-changing beers, new school beer marketing, and Burning Barrel's already-ordered expansion. All this and more, on another jam-packed episode of Barley & Me. Enjoy!

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