Casey is joined by runners up of the Ballast Point 20th Anniversary Homebrew Contest, Atmosphere Beer. The home brewery is comprised of Tristan and Kyle, and they talk to Casey about the origins of their homebrewing hobby, and drink many of the beers they have brewed, including the ESB that almost won the contest.
I stopped in at my local bottle shop before they opened one morning, toured their upcoming expansion, which will include a restaurant and a private room, and we recorded the podcast in that room. Guests on the podcast include Craig Moore, Xander McVicker, and comedian Aaron Kirby.
Colin Harvin is one of Casey’s better friends in the beer industry, and Casey and Colin’s time in Tacoma have nearly run parallel. Colin started out as a bartender at a bar just outside of Tacoma, and eventually worked for two local breweries before becoming a sales rep for 21st Amendment. Colin recently accepted another position within 21st Amendment which will cause him to move back to Georgia, where he’s from. He talks about his progression through the beer industry, beer culture in America’s southeastern region, the hardship and incidental benefit of having his wife deployed to the Middle East, and more.
Casey’s wife returns to talk about her continued evolution as a beer drinker, beers she has liked recently, and to give one word and audible expression reactions to the mention of beer styles, and much of what Casey has to say.
Shane Johns of E9 Brewery in Tacoma, Washington joins the podcast to talk about the Belgian influence of his beer, the brewery’s ordinary past, exciting present, and some of the beers coming in the future.
Casey is joined by Jester King Brewery founder Jeffrey Stuffings. Jester King is one of the most innovative breweries in the country, both adhering to traditional Belgian brewing methods, and railing hard against conventional brewery strategies.