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Host Ben Rice travels to breweries with a guest in tow and reviews beers, then discusses the art and business of beer with brewery owners and master brewers.

Barley & Me


    • Sep 12, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Ep166: Maira Kimura, Yumi Shimada & Fernanda Ueno of Japas Cervejaria & Pooah Alon of Beerternational

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 53:29


    Host Ben Rice travels to Sunnyvale, CA, to sit down with Japanese-Brazilian Japas Cervejaria's co-founders Maira Kimura (brewer), Yumi Shimada (creative director), and Fernanda Ueno (brewer), plus Beerternational co-founder and CEO Pooah Alon, after a day of complete madness as a part of the Japas & Friends Celebration, which celebrated their collaboration with Tetra Hotel in Sunnyvale.We talked about their current attempts to infiltrate the U.S. market with Beerternational's help (10 states and counting), the insanity of their promotional trip to introduce their product, and their focus on blending their Brazilian and Japanese roots when crafting their beers.Plus! Intertwining their past and present to build their future, Brazil's prohibitive craft beer pricing (the answer shouldn't surprise you), an exciting use of cacao, and their very special Maru series of beers, which honor the 110th anniversary of Japanese integration to Brazil (I won't spoil the full story they uncovered)! All this and more, on episode 166 of Barley & Me.Find out more about Japas Cervejaria (including where to find their beers) at japascervejaria.com or on IG @japascervejariaLearn more about Beerternational, their brands, and their methods, at beerternational.com!Visit tetrahotelsv.com for reservations and more info on what Tetra Hotel is bringing to your travel/accomodations.Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-regularly on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for various local and national charities with goals of making our world a better place. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.It's now been over a year since Brienne Allen's revelations about the beer industry's treatment of women and minorities. If you have stories about change (or lack thereof), please submit them (anonymously if you wish) and your story may be featured on a future episode. Simply go to https://forms.gle/2QNebCn7NHHjsEbg6Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Leonard Malting Reviews! Girl Beer (Documentary, 2022) w/ Director Marena Domingo

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 97:03


    In this episode of Barley & Me Presents: Leonard Malting, host Ben Rice and half he crew (Paulina Olivares of Drake's Brewing and president of the Sacramento Pink Boots Society and NOT Corky McDonnell of the Dare Daniel Podcast) discuss and review the new beer documentary, Girl Beer, with surprise guest, directorMarena Domingo. This episode was recorded at Drake's The Barn in Sacramento immediately after a showing of the film and a women in beer roundtable (which was also recorded, with permission, for this episode!)We discuss Paulina's years-long efforts to help Marena make this documentary a reality and get it viewed in Sacramento (even longer than Leonard Malting has been a thing!), what "girl beer" is/isn't, and the differences in treatment of male vs female taproom/brewery staff by customers. Plus! The endless doubt of knowledge, expertise, and experience of female-identifying workers, adorable skunks, and responsible kid ownership. All this and so much more, on this episode of Barley & Me Presents: Leonard Malting.If you have a beer-centric or heavily-beer-involved movie recommendation, let us know and maybe we'll do this again!Find out more about Girl Beer @girlbeerdocFind out more about PBS Sacramento at @pinkbootssacramento on InstagramCheck out Corky's bad movie podcast on social media @daredanielpod, or listen wherever you get your podcasts.Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Be sure to follow us for more info on future Barley & Me Presents! Editions, as we try to tackle music, movies, sports, and more! Email questions/comments/concerns/Dream Teams to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Alternate Music: “JamRoc” by Breez (@breeztheartist) Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)Thanks so much for listening.

    Episode 165: Nick Vellanoweth of Nitty's Cider & Josh Kress of Husick's Taphouse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 103:44


    Host Ben Rice travels to Sacramento, CA to meet with Clarksburg, CA's finest, Nick Vellanoweth, owner of Nitty's Cider, and Josh Kress, owner of Husick's Taphouse and all-around too-busy guy. We talk about business ownership pre-, during, and post-pandemic, the insane costs of keeping cool customers (or customers cool, whatever), instant cider varieties, and local musicians we love. Plus! Failure (fear of); Chipotle (hacks); and annoying people (who offer business advice and/or ask for an address after you give them the name of a venue). Oh yeah, and cider cider cider! All this and more, on episode 165 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Find out more about Nitty's Cider @nittysciderGet all that BBQ, beer, and wine goodness at Husick's Taphouse @husickstaphouseBarley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-regularly on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for various local and national charities with goals of making our world a better place. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.It's now been over a year since Brienne Allen's revelations about the beer industry's treatment of women and minorities. If you have stories about change (or lack thereof), please submit them (anonymously if you wish) and your story may be featured on a future episode. Simply go to https://forms.gle/2QNebCn7NHHjsEbg6Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Ep164: Artist Brian Wallace at Out of Bounds Craft Kitchen & Biergarten

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 89:38


    Host Ben Rice travels to Folsom, CA to talk to local artist and children's book author (and more, just listen) Brian Wallace over some Out of Bounds beers at Out of Bounds Craft Kitchen & Biergarten. It turns out that everyone is dealing with some form of burnout, so no OOB reps were able to appear for the ep, which is totally fine. We talk about Brian's slow but steady transition to full time artistry after being a graphic designer for hire, our favorite breweries (sorry to all we forgot to name), time management, and volunteering. PLUS! Brian's inspiration for his two children's book, Ben's own failed book venture, dumb teenage rebellion, and all the Folsom history you need to know! All this and more, on episode 164 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!You can find out more about Brian Wallace's art at the aptly-named www.brianwallaceart.com or find his books (Daisy & The Dirty Dozen or Winnie & Ruby's Folsom ABC Adventure) at Ruby's Books in Folsom - 724 Sutter St, Folsom, CA 95630, www.rubysfolsom.comDon't forget to look out for the 20-30 Club 100th anniversary beer from Red Bus, or join the Folsom-Cordova Community Partnership at www.thefccp.orgAs for Out of Bounds Craft Kitchen & Biergarten, check out @outofboundsbrewing_folsom for more info!Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 163: Sacramento Beer Week 2022 w/ Erle Mankin of Jackrabbit Brewing/Sacramento Area Brewer's Guild

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 33:12


    Host Ben Rice travels to West Sacramento to discuss Sacramento Beer Week 2022 (April 22 through May 1) with the president of the Sacramento Area Brewer's Guild/co-owner of Jackrabbit Brewing Erle Mankin. We discuss the kickoff Sac Mac & Beer Festival taking place on April 23 (go to www.sacramentobeerweek.com for tickets - also, I might have access to some free tickets - follow me @barleyandmepod for details!), Sacramento Beer Week's fraught history, Jackrabbit's recent 9th anniversary celebration, and mathematics. PLUS! Ben runs TOO MANY RAD COMEDY SHOWS ON THE LEAD-UP TO BEER WEEK (seriously, scroll down for info), Erle tells Ben the difference between kolsch and pilsner, and thinly-veiled "hilarous" jabs are taken between host and guest, in this absolute romp/breeze of an episode. Speaking of Breez, did you know original Barley & Me theme song composer Breez recently worked with (hed) p.e. on their latest record? Check out "F*** What You Say" which he does the entirety of the production and backing track for.Anyway, comedy shows leading up to/kicking off Sacramento Beer Week, as brought to you by Barley & Me host Ben Rice, include:Sunday, April 17, 7pm, at SacYard Community Taphouse: New York comedy legend Eddie Pepitone visits Sacramento for the first time he can remember, with pal JT Habersaat, the "punk rock comic" who recently had the #1 comedy album on iTunes, plus locals DNA & Becky Lynn. Tickets are $20 in advance on Eventbrite or $25 at the door. You seriously do not want to miss it.But if you have to miss it, you can almost immediately correct your mistake on Wednesday, April 20 (4/20 blaze it) at Crooked Lane Brewing for their 8pm show starring Anthony K, who is back by popular demand after wrecking shop opening for Kiry Shabazz (Comedy Central) in 2019. Tickets are $10 at www.crookedlanebrewing.com. Also appearing: Taylor Evans and Serena Gamboa, AKA The Spicy Latina.But if you have to miss THAT too, come down to Vacaville the very next day, Thursday, April 21, at 7pm, for the return of Free Live Stand-Up, starring Dennis Gaxiola, who will be working out material for his SECOND Dry Bar Comedy Special, for FREE. Also appearing: me (sorry) and Becky Lynn!Gone to all/none/2 or 3 of these? Well, it's time to get Sacramento Beer Week 2022 going! So Friday, April 22, at 7pm, come out to Fort Rock Brewing in Rancho Cordova for their monthly free comedy show (hosted by yours truly) starring Saul Trujillo (a regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, whose debut album Drugstore Debutante is available now), plus Scott Powers and special guests Emily Pedersen, Connor Martin, and Celeste Koegl.That's all too much to process. So here is even more stuff!Find out more about Sacramento Beer Week 2022 at www.sacramentobeerweek.com or follow @sacramentobeerweek on IGCheck out the Sacramento Area Brewer's Guild @sacramentoareabrewersguild (copy and paste this for ease)Or just head down to Jackrabbit Brewing in West Sacramento, visit www.jackrabbitbrewing.com, or follow @jackrabbitbrewing which is not to be confused with @jackrabbit_brewing_co in Essex, England (if you've read this far into the notes, hopefully you've also listened to the episode for this "cool" reference) to get more info on their beers, their events (including Sacramento Beer Week 2022 events like their second Friday concert), and more!Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-regularly on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for various local and national charities with goals of making our world a better place. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.It's now been 9+ months since Brienne Allen's revelations about the beer industry's treatment of women and minorities. If you have stories about change (or lack thereof), please submit them (anonymously if you wish) and your story may be featured on a future episode. Simply go to https://forms.gle/2QNebCn7NHHjsEbg6Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 162: Melissa McCann of the Women's International Beer Summit

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 34:32


    Host Ben Rice grabs a pint on his patio with Melissa McCann, the executive director of the Women's International Beer Summit, part of the newly-minted Women's Craft Fermentation Alliance. Over a glass of Crowns & Hops's Black Is Beautiful pecan pie stout, we discuss the creation of this endeavor, the challenges and successes of starting it during COVID, winning Athletic Brewing's Trailblazer award, Melissa's path from casual drinker to executive director, and becoming a 501(c)3. Plus! Incredible stories coming to this year's event (April 23 & 24, again digitally - get your tickets at www.wcfa.beer), what's new for this year, and what's in the future for this wonderful interactive event.Again, get your tickets at www.wcfa.beer for just $40 (sale ends March 15 - $50 after that). First 300 ticket buyers also get an interactive bonus box loaded with sensory and other goodies to pair with talks throughout the summit. Plus, check out details on the Women's International Beer Summit digital happy hour April 22!Find out more about the Women's International Beer Summit at the website that's been in this description twice already or follow them on IG @womensintlbeersummitBarley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-regularly on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for various local and national charities with goals of making our world a better place. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.It's now been 9+ months since Brienne Allen's revelations about the beer industry's treatment of women and minorities. If you have stories about change (or lack thereof), please submit them (anonymously if you wish) and your story may be featured on a future episode. Simply go to https://forms.gle/2QNebCn7NHHjsEbg6Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 161: Mario Benjamin & Chaz Hubbard of Hella Coastal & Comedian Karinda Dobbins (recorded at Federation Brewing, Oakland, CA)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 88:18


    Host Ben Rice travels to Federation Brewing in Oakland, CA, to talk with Hella Coastal's Mario Benjamin & Chaz Hubbard and comedian Karinda Dobbins. We discuss Hella Coastal's alternating proprietorship arrangement with Federation and how that differs from contract brewing, aiming to become the first Black-owned brewery in Oakland and why loudly and proudly stating that is important, as well as the importance of visual storytelling. Plus! Karinda's debut album Black and Blue (available now on Blonde Medicine), Louisiana gumbo do's and don't's, changing generational thought, and beating your children at Mario Kart. All this and more, on the latest episode of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Find out more about Hella Coastal @ www.hellacoastal.com or follow them across social media @hellacoasta (Venmo hella-coastal)Be sure to check out Karinda's new album Black & Blue wherever you get your albums, or find it on Blonde Medicine (vinyl available!). And of course, follow Karinda @karinadobbins (Venmo Karinda-Dobbins)Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-regularly on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for various local and national charities with goals of making our world a better place. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.It's now been 9+ months since Brienne Allen's revelations about the beer industry's treatment of women and minorities. If you have stories about change (or lack thereof), please submit them (anonymously if you wish) and your story may be featured on a future episode. Simply go to https://forms.gle/2QNebCn7NHHjsEbg6Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 160: Art Moye of Full Circle Brewing & Comedian Ta'Vi

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 39:58


    Host Ben Rice sits down with Art Moye, the owner of Full Circle Brewing in Fresno, CA and Ta'Vi, comedian and co-host of the podcast It's Crazy You're In My Business, at SacYard Community Taphouse in Sacramento to discuss Full Circle's eight Black History Month collaborations with black brewers and tastemakers across the United States. (Hint: they're doing a full event, including the collaborators, at Full Circle on February 19, so stop in!) Plus! Comedy! Accounting! Surprise cider side projects! Spicy foods! And Ta'Vi tries a sour for the first time ever. It's quick, it's dirty, it's in the midst of a comedy show, and Art could not be more inviting as we challenge palates and change minds. Enjoy!Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Got guest/brewery ideas or questions? Email Ben at barleyandmepod@gmail.com or barleyandmepodcast@gmail.comAlso, during the ongoing COVID crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos regularly on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Also, it's been over six months since the @ratmagnet stories about sexism, racism, and homophobia in the beer industry has come to light. We're looking for things you're seeing in the industry, positive or negative, since then. Submit anonymously online and your answers may be read on a future episode of Barley & Me. https://forms.gle/2QNebCn7NHHjsEbg6Intro Music: “JamRoc” by Breez (@breeztheartist) Alternate Intro Music (not featured in this episode): “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)Thanks so much for listening.

    Episode 159: New Year, Old Beer (At Campus Brewing w/ Corky McDonnell & Paulina Olivares)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 105:37


    Host Ben Rice travels to Campus Brewing in West Sacramento to complete his 2021 recap/2022 preview episode with his Barley & Me Presents: Leonard Malting co-hosts Corky McDonnell (Dare Daniel Podcast) and Paulina Olivares (Pink Boots Society/Drake's). Alas, by the time you hear this, Campus will be no more, as the cards were stacked against it. And that's kinda the vibe here, as we all brought a beer that was at least one year old, starting strong with Corky's pick of Great Divide Barrel Aged Yeti, sliding back to reality with one of COVID's early victims, San Leandro's Cleophus Quealy's barrel aged farmhouse ale Dark Horse, then ruining the reality of love with Paulina's pick, a Pliny the Younger TIPA bottled on 2/14/2020. From the best of bestiality (jokes) to the secret joys of colonoscopies, this episode shines a light on the absurdity that has been our past two years, with a sarcastic and, sadly, dejected eye on 2022. Oh, and we have two secret additional beers you need to tune in to find out about, because we've learned at least one thing from this experience. So sit back, relax, and accept the absolute clusterfuck that is episode 159 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Alas, by the time this airs, Campus Brewing will be no more, but find David Weiss and Peter Halldorf on social media to see what they're up to next.Corky McDonnell can be found on the Dare Daniel Podcast (@daredanielpod) or on his new furniture restoration project @lemonade_furniture)Paulina Olivares is a goddamn delight - find her IG @holapaulinaBarley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comBarley & Me is also accepting stories about the change (or lack thereof) in the beer industry since @ratmagnet's story went viral over 6 months ago - submit anonymously at https://forms.gle/2QNebCn7NHHjsEbg6You can also support change in diversity, equality, and inclusion in the craft alcohol industry via www.bravenoisebeer.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 158: New Baby, Same Craft Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 6:56


    Host Ben Rice recaps what is going on in his life, including a new child and too many comedy shows. But most importantly, he is seeking feedback about the ramifactions of Brienne Allen's Instagram Story from 6 months ago that went viral and led to an increased awareness in the (mis)treatment of minorities, women, and LGBTQIA+ members of the craft beer/wine/spirits industry. Instead of featuring a roundtable of locals, Ben is calling for stories near and far, so if you have stories/feedback about before/during/after those revelations, please check out the link below. Your story may be shared on a future episode. In the meantime, be better, demand better, and have a safe and happy holiday season. Cheers!Submit your feedback/story: https://forms.gle/2QNebCn7NHHjsEbg6I do invite you to share this link with people who have experienced/witnessed, hell, even performed, these issues.Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepodGot questions/suggestions? Email me at barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAlso, during this COVID crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen was also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it. You can also donate directly.Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Additional Music (not featured in this episode): "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 157: Troy Robinson of Quirk Brewing & Phil Neumann of Mainstem Malt

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 77:47


    Host Ben Rice travels (digitally) to Walla Walla, Washington, simply for an excuse to say Walla Walla, Washington over and over again. While there, he also manages to interview Troy Robinson of Quirk Brewing and Phil Neumann of Mainstem Malt about locally-sourced, salmon-safe ingredients in Quirk-y craft beers (and more streamlined ones as well, stream/salmon pun intentional), as well as the challenges of being deemed "organic", and getting local farmers to buy in on craft beer. Plus! Mainstem's fundraising campaign through WeFunder (ends November 18th! Buy in for as little as $100!), malt-chewing ASMR, spineless beers, and Ben's attempt to solve the out-of-state distribution law issues using this one clever trick! All this and so much more, on episode 157 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Find out more about the beers and activities at Quirk Brewing by going to www.quirkbrewing.com or following them across social media @quirkbrewingVisit www.mainstemmalt.com to learn more about the craft malt movement or www.wefunder.com/mainstemmalt to buy shares.And of course, if you're interested, go to www.craftmalting.com to find out more about their upcoming annual conference in Portland, Maine, in February 2022.Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 156: Jim Noss & Matt Risse of LogOff Brewing

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 68:26


    Host Ben Rice travels to Rancho Cordova, CA, to talk to owners Jim Noss & Matt Risse about opening a brewery during a global pandemic, celebrating an anniversary and even expanding during said pandemic, and fighting for space in the craft beer market as things start to return to normal. We also discuss the need for more alcohol in professional sports, their upcoming collabs with Slugfest Games and Thick Vatos, perfect pop punk albums, and their new comedy nights starring Joey "Joseph" Stults! Plus! Jim's tie to a controversial World Series moment! Wart Hog Road Trips! And a bold new trivia championship belt! All this and more, on episode 156 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Find out more about the beers and events at LogOff Brewing, and their LogOff tips, @logoffbrewingBarley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 155: People's Harvest Time Jubilee/Brew Your Story w/ Rodg Little & Geoff Scott of Oak Park Brewing/People's Beer Co.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 81:33


    Host Ben Rice travels to the Oak Park area of Sacramento to talk to Oak Park Brewing/People's Beer Co. brewers Rodg Little and Geoff Scott about the first annual People's Harvest Time Jubilee, taking place at 30 black-owned breweries across the world, with the kickoff at OPB on Saturday, October 2. Plus! Brew Your Story, an event inside the event, and the beers they're brewing for this, including a collaboration with past guest D Neal of Beer Talk Now. We also tell our own stories, about finding beer, getting into the craft beer industry, and even finding love. Which of course leads to a very important question: what kind of beer education do you give your children and how? Plus! Coffee education! Accidental IPA! And catchphrase creation! All this and more, on episode 155 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Find out more about People's Beer Co. at www.peoplesbeerco.comCheck out the People's Harvest Time Jubilee kickoff at Oak Park Brewing in Sacramento on Saturday, October 2. Get tickets at the venue or on eventbrite.com!Get more info about the event and Brew Your Story @brewyourstory on IGFollow Oak Park Brewing across social media @opbrewco and People's Beer @peoplesbeercoBarley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 154: Author Tara Nurin + Herlinda Heras (Brew HaHa) & Melissa McCann (Women's International Beer Summit)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 62:21


    Host Ben Rice travels to Urban Roots Brewing in Sacramento, CA, to speak with beer journalist and author Tara Nurin about her new book (out now on Chicago Review Press - use promo code BarleyAndMe25 to receive 25% off) A Woman's Place Is In the Brewhouse: A Forgotten History of Alewives, Brewsters, Witches and CEOs, as well as co-host of KRSO's Brew HaHa drive time radio show, Herlinda Heras, and the founder of the Women's International Beer Summit, Melissa McCann. We talk Tara's exhaustive research and travel for this book, the shockingly overlooked and underreported number of women involved in the founding of the modern American craft beer movement, Brienne Allan's hard push for equality in the craft brew space, and some interesting beer history. Plus! Herlinda's tremendous resume outside of beer, Melissa downplays her involvement AGAIN, and Tara tracks down the unfindable. All this and more, on episode 154 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Go to www.chicagoreviewpress.com/ to purchase A Woman's Place Is In the Brewhouse. Use promo code BarleyAndMe25 to receive 25% off!Follow Tara Nurin @taranurin or go to the newly-revamped taranurin.com for more info!Check out Herlinda Heras @beergolfgirl or check out her radio show Brew Ha Ha wherever you get your podcasts or at brewhaharadio.comMelissa McCann is @obeer1kenobe on Instagram, but would probably prefer you check out www.wcfa.beer or follow @womensintlbeersummit for more info on that illustrious home brew competition and beer summit.Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 153: Erik Schmid of Red Bus Brewing & Comedian Shahera Hyatt

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 114:04


    Host Ben Rice travels to Folsom, CA, to sit down with Red Bus Brewing owner/brewer/minibus enthusiast Erik Schmidt and comedian/activist/Moving Van Show host/co-creator Shahera Hyatt to discuss the intricacies of beer and wine, Oktoberfest, and the 5th anniversary of Shahera's roaming outdoor Moving Van Show. Plus! Running a home brew supply shop and a brewery at the same time, the art of macro lager vs the excitement of craft beer, a letter from a beloved smoothie company, and Erik's favorite local haunts. All this and more, on episode 153 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Find out more about Red Bus Brewing @redbusbrewFollow Shahera Hyatt @shaherazhad and find the Moving Van Show monthly @movingvanshowBarley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 152: Kelly Meyer of New Braunfels Brewing & Music Journalist Aaron Carnes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 86:57


    Host Ben Rice travels (digitally) to New Braunfels, Texas, and Sacramento, CA to interview Kelly Meyer of New Braunfels Brewing and music journalist Aaron Carnes. We talk about their approaches to their new books (Kelly is the author of "How NOT To Start a Damn Brewery," which just released an updated version, while Aaron recently released his first book "In Defense of Ska"). We also talk about their podcasts, which share the name of their books, respectively. Plus! Ska history! The challenges of entering the craft beer industry in 2021! Comfort levels! And who's really buying books right now? Plus! Beer swears, national distribution, and the desperate search for more beer/book/podcast customers. All this and more, on episode 153 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Follow New Braunfels Brewing @nbbrewFollow Kelly's book/podcast "How NOT To Start A Damn Brewery" wherever you get your podcasts or on IG @hownottostartadamnbreweryBUY THAT BOOK at https://www.amazon.com/How-NOT-start-Brewery-Business-ebook/dp/B0848VRW18Check out Aaron Carnes at aaroncarnes.substack.comFollow Aaron's book/podcast/Spotify playlist "In Defense of Ska" @indefenseofskaBUY THAT BOOK at https://www.clashbooks.com/new-products-2/aaron-carnes-in-defense-of-skaBarley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 151: David Lin of Comrade Brewing & Jake Weber of Seafood Landing

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 72:06


    Host Ben Rice travels to Denver, CO, to sit down with David Lin, co-founder of Comrade Brewing, and Jake Weber, co-owner of Denver's Seafood Landing. We talk about Comrade's creation, being named the 2019 Small Brewer of the Year at GABF, and stumbling into new opportunities. Plus! Growlers and crowlers galore! Food service and safety! Meeting and adapting to the demands of COVID! And tales of intrigue on the high seas and desert plains! All this and more, on the latest episode of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Learn more about the beers and events at Comrade Brewing by following them on Instagram @comradebrewingIn search for some of the best seafood in Denver? Check out guest Jake Weber's Seafood Landing at 3457 West 32nd Avenue or visit them online at www.seafoodlanding.business.siteBarley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comEpisode 135 guest Tara Nurin's new book "A Woman's Place Is In The Brewhouse: A Forgotten History of Alewives, Brewsters, Witches, and CEO's" is available for pre-order RIGHT NOW from Chicago Review Press. Go to www.chicagoreviewpress.com/brewhouse and use promo code "BarleyAndMe25" to receive 25% off!And be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 149: KinkySudz (Sudz Under the Sun/Black Nerd Friday podcasts) at Oak Park Brewing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 61:35


    Host Ben Rice meets up with podcaster KinkySudz of Sudz Under the Sun and the Black Nerd Friday podcasts (plus two upcoming projects) at Sacramento's Oak Park Brewing to discuss their freshly-brewed limoncello beer collab, which is set to release on August 6. Oak Park's Rodg Little was set to join until an impromptu meeting pulled him away. So KinkySudz and Ben discuss the realities of science and brewing in a capitalistic society, as well as racism, sexism, and homophobia in the world (and beer industry). We also tackle the current craft beer ABV Wars, how alcohol consumption changes as you age, and the magic and terror of trying a style you love (or hate) at a brewery you've never been to. Plus! Ben mansplains South Dakota, first video game loves, and how, no matter what we do, Terminators are coming. So clean your appliances and give this episode a spin. Enjoy!Follow KinkySudz and check out her IG Live/podcast appearances on IG @kinkysudzFind out more about this collab, events, and Oak Park Brewing itself @opbrewcoBarley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 148: Ashleigh Carter of Bierstadt Lagerhaus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 66:50


    Host Ben Rice travels to Denver, CO, to talk to owner/brewer Ashleigh Carter of esteemed Bierstadt Lagerhaus. Besides "why lager" and "a WOMAN in BEER?!?," we also discuss soccer coaching, astrophysics, common core vs regular mathematics, finding a good partner, seasonal releases, collaborations, and the bad-ass Bierstadt-branded glassware. Plus! Pretty much the entire recipe for their beloved slow pour pils, a profound correlation between carnitas and lagers, buying a canning line at pandemic pricing, and what a brewday really looks like (spoiler alert: brew weekend is more accurate). All this and more, on episode 148 of Barley & Me. Cheers!Get all that lager-y goodness by checking out @bierstadtlager on IG or GOING TO THE BREWERY. It's a must for any Denver visit.Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 147: Jason Bell of Living the Dream

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 79:44


    Host Ben Rice travels to Littleton, CO, to chat with owner/operator Jason Bell of Living the Dream Brewing about the challenges of COVID-19, plus the joys of living the dream. From his humble homebrewer beginnings to the challenges of being a commercial head brewer, to realizing his energies were better spent focused on operations, plus all the positives and pitfalls of starting your own brewery. And Ben? Well, he gets to taste everything from a flagship cream ale to a bourbon-barrel-aged barleywine, so he's doing just fine. Plus a little Kings talk, beer and food pairings, brewery dogs, fundraising/charity collaborations, and the age-old question of can v bottle. All this and more, on episode 147 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Find out more about Living the Dream at www.livingthedreambrewing.comBarley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 146: Charlie Hoxmeier of Gilded Goat & Jeff Calloway of CSU Fermentation Science Program

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 82:17


    Host Ben Rice travels to Ft. Collins, Colorado, to talk to brewer/owner Charlie Hoxmeier of Gilded Goat Brewing and the associate director of the Colorado State University Fermentation Sciences program, Jeff Calloway. We talk coffee beers, COVID canning, the Colorado craft beer community, and more science than you can shake a stick at! Plus! Yeast culture! Sustainability! Malt testing! And watersheds! And so, so much more. Enjoy!Follow Gilded Goat on IG @gildedgoatbrewcoLearn more about the Colorado State University Fermentation Science Program on IG @csu_fermentationBarley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 125: Ron Silberstein of Admiral Maltings & Phillip Emerson of Almanac Beer Co.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 50:32


    Host Ben Rice travels to Alameda, CA, to conduct Barley & Me's long-postponed 125th episode, a video episode with Almanac Beer Co's brewmaster Phillip Emerson and Admiral Maltings's co-founder Ron Silberstein. We talk maltster and brewer's pasts, presents, and futures, in three segments, recorded at The Rake at Admiral Maltings, the Almanac brewhouse, and Almanac's taproom. Running themes include education, that beer is agriculture, sustainability is key, ingredients matter, and inclusivity is the most important frontier in the future of craft. Plus! Sours! Lagers! COVID! and the importance of making beer, for a cause, with purpose. Enjoy! And check out the video episode on YouTube!Check out the malt offerings at Admiral Maltings at www.admiralmaltings.comSee what's going on at Almanac Beer Co @almanacbeerBarley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 145: Carol & Tim Cochran of Horse & Dragon Brewing and Chris Schooley & Steve Clark of Troubadour Maltings

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 81:54


    Host Ben Rice travels to Fort Collins, CO, to continue Maltster May(hem) with Chris Schooley and Steve Clark of Troubadour Maltings and Carol & Tim Cochran of Horse & Dragon Brewing. We talk craft malt's humbling beginnings, coffee paparazzi, and hemorrhaging money in pursuit of your passion! Plus! Malt extraction processes and efficiencies, what "consistency" means in beer now, disgusting old roasts, the challenges of brewery ownership, and a surprising fact about the next generation of Fort Collins. All this and more, on episode 145 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Find out more about Horse & Dragon Brewing on IG @horseanddragonbrewFollow Troubadour Maltings across social media @troubadourmaltingsBarley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 144: Natalie Yoder of Stodgy Brewing and Todd & Emily Olander of Root Shoot Malting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 73:16


    Host Ben Rice kicks off Maltster May(hem) with Fort Collins's Root Shoot Malting founders Todd & Emily Olander and Natalie Yoder, co-owner of the brand-new Fort Collins brewery Stodgy Brewing. We talk opening a brewery in COVID and how canning could have been catastrophic for her, moving the family farming business whole-hog into the craft malt world, and the odd challenges of making truly local beer. Plus! Maltsters educating brewers, the strange mismatch of market research versus sales reality, fair pricing, and we also get into whether Barleywine is Life or Lie. All this and more, on episode 144 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Visit www.stodgybrewing.com for more info about their local, limited offerings and availability.Check out Root Shoot Malting at www.rootshootmalting.com or find em on TikTok!Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 143: Peter Bouckaert & Frezi Bouckaert of Purpose Brewing & Cellars

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 80:05


    Host Ben Rice travels to Fort Collins, CO, to talk to Purpose Brewing & Cellars's owners/brewers Peter & Frezi Bouckaert about their distinguished history in beer and world travel. We delve into beer history, personal history, and their star-making roles in the 2020 beer documentary Beer: A Love Story. They are instantly captivating, lovely, knowledgeable, and adventurous as individuals, as a couple, and as brewers. Sit back and listen to them regale you with tales of success and failure, experimentation and hard-won wins. Oh, and the beers are phenomenal - 5 new recipes released each week, likely never to be seen again. Enjoy this episode as much as I did. Cheers!Get the skinny on Purpose and their weekly releases at www.purposebrewing.com and follow their IG for beautiful beer footage @purposebrewingFind out more about Beer: A Love Story on IG @beermovie2020Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod.Also, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos weekly-ish on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)Thanks so much for listening.

    Ep 142: Matt Sandy of Great Divide Brewing & Musician Tom Hagerman

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 50:50


    Host Ben Rice travels to Denver, Colorado, to record his first on-site episode in over a year! Ben sits down with Great Divide's marketing manager Matt Sandy and multi-instrumentalist Tom Hagerman (DeVotchKa, Tom Hagerman, Post Truth Serum) to discuss the beer and music businesses and their odd overlaps, especially in the time of COVID and the early aughts and releasing new projects/beers at a time where the industries are completely in flux. Plus! Music reviews vs beer reviews, "finding your Yeti," and finding comfort in familiarity. All this and more, on episode 142 of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Follow Great Divide across social media @greatdividebrewDefinitely seek out Tom Hagerman's latest, Post Truth Serum, on BandCamp at posttruthserum.bandcamp.com or find him on Instagram @tom_hagermanBarley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Episode 141: Pink Boots Society w/ Paulina Olivares & Bia Hoskins (Blaker Brewing/Drake's: The Barn)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 87:16


    Host Ben Rice sits down (virtually) with Sacramento Pink Boots Society members Paulina Olivares and Bia Hoskins (Blaker Brewing/Drake's: The Barn) to talk about the 2021 Pink Boots Society brew days and beer releases (hint: Check out Capital Taproom AKA CapTap April 17 for a tap takeover and some mixed 4 packs). In addition to the history of Pink Boots and the beer releases, we also talk about recent loosening of membership requirements, this year's proprietary hop blend, the various scholarship programs available to members, and the Women's International Beer Summit (happening April 24-25). Plus! We all miss MySpace playlists, high school reunions, COVID's Clark Kent Effect, and why men and women view murder podcasts and shows completely differently. And so much talk about empathy, new and old fighting styles, the discreet sadness and terror of Marvel movies, and distinct walks. If you think there's more than that... you're right. On the latest episode of Barley & Me. Enjoy!Find out more about the Pink Boots Society by going to www.pinkbootssociety.orgAlso, definitely check out the first-ever Women's International Beer Summit - get more info at www.queenofbeer.beerYou can follow Paulina Olivares on IG @holapaulinaAnd you can follow Bia Hoskins on IG @biaboss21Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Email questions/comments/concerns/guest ideas/brewery ideas to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAnd be sure to learn more about the Black Is Beautiful Initiative, as featured in Episode 129 with Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing, at www.blackisbeautiful.beerGet your merch or make donations at www.customink.com/fundraising/black-is-beautiful-initiativeAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Interstitial Music: "JamRoc" by Breez (@breeztheartist)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)

    Presents: Leonard Malting Reviews! FURIOUS 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 79:57


    Barley & Me host Ben Rice is joined by Paulina Olivares (Sacramento Pink Boots Society) and Corky McDonnell (Dare Daniel Podcast) to review this week's beer-centric flick, Furious 7. This film was recommended by the boysz at Drink Something, Say Something Podcast! We break down this film's plot, script, acting, and beer authenticity, over a pint of Fight Me I'm Irish from Campus Brewing and some pickle whiskey (we recorded on St. Patrick's Day). Is this a beer movie? How does it compare to other beer movies? Which stunts blew our minds?!? And what the hell kinda Belgian ale is this? Plus! Hilarious real-life car crashes, cloud dancers, the unexpected Bachelor/F&F crossover, and a MASSIVE Wahlberg family reveal you do not want to miss. Enjoy!If you have a beer-centric or heavily-beer-involved movie recommendation, let us know and maybe we’ll do this again!You can find this week's beer at Campus Brewing in West Sacramento, CA - check out campusbrewingcompany.com for more infoThis movie was recommended by the Drink Something, Say Something podcast - find them wherever you get your podcasts and give em a follow @drinksomething.saysomething on InstagramFind out more about PBS Sacramento at @pinkbootssacramento on InstagramCheck out Corky’s bad movie podcast on social media @daredanielpod, or listen wherever you get your podcasts.Barley & Me can be found across social media @barleyandmepod. Be sure to follow us for more info on future Barley & Me Presents! Editions, as we try to tackle music, movies, sports, and more! Email questions/comments/concerns/Dream Teams to barleyandmepodcast@gmail.com or barleyandmepod@gmail.comAlso, during this crisis, 100% of profits from sales of Barley & Me shirts via Zen-Threads.com will go to Another Round, Another Rally, a charity that supports front- and back-of-house members of the service industry whose wages and benefits may be affected. So grab a shirt and help a good cause and people you love! https://zen-threads.com/collections/beer-wine/products/barley-and-me-podcast-mens-crew-tee?fbclid=IwAR1G_5HJ3NCoWTRgmG6Q2PVALEiJsb1KtHClCaDli0NhsjZsc4KPmWCp_osBen is also posting #Chugs4Charity videos semi-daily on Instagram (@barleyandmepod), to help raise funds for those affected by this shutdown. You can Venmo Ben ($comedianbenrice) or hit his PayPal (@barleyandmepod) and all money will go to support the NAACP, ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and other civil rights helpers. Charities will change with the times and as emergencies arise. But the point is: all donations will go to help those who need it.Do you have a story about racism, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in the beer industry? You can submit your story anonymously, to be read on a future episode of Barley & Me at https://forms.gle/SmDuBT3zGKxNCVZ757Intro Music: “JamRoc” by Breez (@breeztheartist) Alternate Intro Music (not featured in this episode): “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)Thanks so much for listening.

    Beer on the Ballot: Caity Maple, Sacramento City Council District 5 Candidate for 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 50:17


    We always say the best candidates are ones you want to have a beer with. So Barley & Me host Ben Rice decided to start Beer on the Ballot, conversations with candidates for state and local government over a beer brewed in their district (in this episode, we recorded at Oak Park Brewing - thank you to Becca, Geoff, Rodg, and the staff/crew of OPB for the space and time). Recordings are presented without edits for content, only for clearer and more consistent sound. On its inaugural episode, Ben chats with Sacramento City Council district 5 candidate Caity Maple about who she is, what she's done, her platform, and the challenges she faces, as well as answers questions from her constituents. Find out more about Candidate Maple and her platform at www.caitymaple.com. If you're in Sacramento's District 5, you can submit suggestions and concerns to her at https://forms.gle/oskXp3gL3DDTFmoeA. The District 5 election date is June 7, 2022.