Barley & Me

Episode 89: Chris Keeton and Chef Jason Azevedo of Alaro Brewing

December 10, 2018

Host Ben Rice travels to Sacramento, CA, to speak with head brewer Chris Keeton and head chef Jason Azevedo of Alaro Brewing. We talk about Alaro's gold medal in IPA at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival, in just their third month of existence, honoring their brewery location's history, and the ideal BBQ sauce. Plus! how UC Davis is trying to save the malt world, old-school brewery sytem quirks, food and beer pairing and how beer pushes food and vice versa, underground meat sales, Alaro's beer naming conventions, and keeping chefs on their toes. All this and more, on episode 89 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!

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