Barley & Me

Episode 82: The Rancho Cordova Barrel District Experience

September 19, 2018

Host Ben Rice travels to Rancho Cordova, CA, to meet with David Mathis of the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce, Strad Meadery's Dan Slort, and Fort Rock Brewing's Heidi Wilder, to discuss the upcoming Barrel District Experience event. Longtime listeners may have heard rumors of this upcoming project, celebrating the burgeoning beer, mead, and spirits community in Rancho Cordova. The grand opening/kickoff event is happening Saturday, October 6, featuring live music, art, drinks, and food throughout the Barrel District. Get tickets and more info at In this episode, we talk about the events planned, the growth of the Rancho Cordova craft community, and other exciting news from the Rancho Cordova community, plus some dad jokes about business ownership. If you haven't had a chance to check out what is happening in Rancho the last few years, this is your chance to sample some wares and meet the people who have helped lift Rancho Cordova from empty space to thriving community. Enjoy!