Barley & Me

Episode 83: California Craft Beer Summit 2018, Part I: Meghan Peltz of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Mike Brennan & Annie Johnson of PicoBrew

September 26, 2018

Host Ben Rice travels to the 2018 California Craft Beer Summit to talk to beer industry near and far about themselves, their beer, and their specialties. This is the first of three episodes recorded there. The first segment features Meghan Peltz, the Sensory Manager at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. We dive into the quality control world of the craft beer industry, its importance, and how to separate that nerdy side from the beer enjoyment side, plus how Meghan found herself in this interesting career. In segment two, we chat with Mike Brennan and Annie Johnson of PicoBrew, the innovate automated homebrew system. Mike doubles as a representative of the Master Brewers Association and Annie was the 2013 American Homebrewer of the Year. We catch up on old times, talk about the changing beer industry, the burgeoning craft beer cocktail scene, and what's new from PicoBrew, plus fart jokes and more! Enjoy!

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