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Fermented Adventure The Podcast

Fermented Adventure The Podcast

By Rich Shane
Welcome to Fermented Adventure The Podcast. Meeting and talking to the creators of distilled spirits, beer, mead, cider and other fermented delights.
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Original 13 Ciderworks - John Kowchak and Petra Manchina
This episode features John Kowchak and Petra Manchina of Original 13 Ciderworks. John's Grandfather Charles Steckel worked in apple orchards and learned how to make hard cider.  John's journey began as a home brewer of beer.  On a fateful day he had a conversation with his grandfather who shared with him that he made hard cider in his basement.  John pays tribute to has grandfather with the Sir Charles line.  John saw opening a cidery in Philadelphia as a continuation of his families entrepreneurial roots.  In 2013 Original 13 was born and at the time there were no cideries in Philadelphia.  In 2017 they opened the doors.  In this episode John and Petra share their take and vision on the cider and mead that they are creating.  The cocktail program, tasting room and restaurant.  They are producing some incredible and complex cider.  Full of flavor, character and some wonderful surprises. 1526 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 - (215) 765-7000 - www.original-13.com - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Samson & Surrey 5:dirty Martinis Magners Irish Cider Atacama Dessert Blueberry Capital of the World PA Cider Guild Punch Buggy Brewing Company Capitol Cider Clint Holmes Hale & True Cider Co. Basque Cider Strongbow Apple Cider Peter Mitchell Cider & Perry Academy Arsenal Cider House Applejack
01:34:57
April 6, 2021
Punch Buggy Brewing Company - Patrick Coyne, John Riley, James Baker
This episode features Patrick Coyne, John Riley and James Baker of Punch Buggy Brewing Company. This brewery finds its origins as many breweries do.  The foundation of home brewing, making beer and sharing it with friends.  The idea was born out of a slightly different path.  Attending beer festivals and becoming interested and excited by beer.  Well, once you attend a beer festival you must try home brewing.  Of course the first beers are hit and miss.  But, eventually you begin to dial in the recipes and procedures.  Punch Buggy is thriving because of the "not going to quit" attitude of its founders.  They just about ran out of beer on their opening weekend.  They realized they needed larger and more productive equipment.  They collaborated and learned from other local breweries in the region.  They have experienced growing pains.  Now, every beer that they make is better than the last.  Their beers have character, flavor and complex notes.  All of the people behind Punch Buggy are determined, humble and hungry to offer the best beer possible. 1445 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 - www.punchbuggybrewing.com - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Double Eagle Malt Schmidt's Beer Levante Brewing Company Stable 12 Brewing Co. 2nd Story Brewing Co. Free Will Brewing Co. Philly Home Brew Outlet Tree House Brewing Company Archbishop Ryan High School Cannstatter Volksfest Verein Nodding Head Brewery
01:16:36
March 30, 2021
5:dirty - Melissa and Kyle Reed
This episode features Melissa and Kyle Reed of 5:dirty. Melissa has a love for dirty martinis.  For her and her mom Maria, it's their everyday go to cocktail.  The search was on to make the perfect dirty martini.  Kyle and Melissa's reputation grew and their friends and family would encourage them to bring their dirty martini concoctions every time that they would come over.  By batching the martini it would allow them more time to spend with their guests.  The idea came to them... wouldn't it be great if we could actually bottle this so everyone could have it?  5:dirty has become a hit.  They make 2 versions, the Dab of Dirty and the Double Dirty.  Pick up a bottle or two, pour yourself a martini and enjoy the episode. www.5dirty.com - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: 717 south restaurant Premier Innovations Group The Gypsy Saloon Fox 29 Jennaphr Frederick Sex and the City Spring Mill Cafe Little Water Distillery More Than the Curve Leonard Mountain Big Spring Spirits Pops McCann Whiskey
01:06:32
March 23, 2021
Fetish Brewing Company - Aaron Risser
This episode features Aaron Risser of Fetish Brewing Company.   Fetish can trace it's roots to a backyard creation, flourishing into what it is today.  In 2005, Aaron brewed his first beer, which was most likely a dark pumpkin ale.  Like many he brewed for the experience and to give his beer away to other people.  It evolved into a monthly brew session which led to a lot of happy beer drinkers and meeting his partners.  He learned from the professionals at Weyerbacher Brewing Company on how to grow and scale his home brewing fetish.  Today, Aaron brews what he likes to drink.  He has a background in fine arts and graphic design.  This experience finds its way into the flavors and complexities of the beers that he creates.  Fetish sources fresh ingredients from the farmland that surrounds the brewery.  It's some of the best farmland in the world.  He even grows the ghost peppers for the ghost pepper stout.  Fetish opened on January 24, 2021.  This 3 years young brewery is turning out some incredible beers.  Go ahead, listen, and make this your new beer fetish.    201 Rock Lititz Blvd, Lititz, PA 17543 - 717-629-2465 - www.fetishbrewing.com - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Russian River Brewing Cantillon Brewery Stoll & Wolfe Triple Sun Spirits Ambergris Hershey's Chocolate Fraktured Hot Sauce Rock Lititz Lititz, PA
59:03
March 16, 2021
Pops McCann Whiskey - Jason Fogg
We welcome back Jason Fogg of Pops McCann Whiskey.  There are now 4 new expressions of Pops McCann Whiskey to tell the story.  I got to sit down with Jason and we talked about family and heritage.  Each individual bottle represents an adventure.  He weaves the heritage of his family and the Irish immigration story into the whiskey that is put into the bottle.  It has been a spiritual and educational journey to get to where Pops is today.  Jason proudly says "Bet on Pops".  Take the tour with us as we taste each whiskey.  Become part of the "Pops Gang" yourself.     www.popsmccannwhiskey.com - Facebook -  jason@popsmccannwhiskey.com  Highlights from our discussion: Wild Bill Guarnere Jacquin's Kevin McCloskey Band of Brothers Good Intent Cider Civil War Cider
01:02:59
February 16, 2021
Sourland Mountain Spirits - Ray and Sage Disch
This episode features Ray and Sage Disch of Sourland Mountain Spirits.  "Be a maker, not a taker." We truly had a fantastic time sitting down with Ray and Sage.  Back in the early 90's Ray was inspired by a story that he heard on the radio about a husband and wife who worked as commodity traders in Chicago.  They left their high paying jobs to open a craft brewery in Chi-town.  Leading the charge and laying the groundwork, Ray helped to sponsor legislation to help to change the laws for New Jersey breweries.   In 1995 Triumph Brewing Company introduced craft beer to the masses in Princeton, NJ.  Fast forward to 2015 Ray along with his wife Erica made the decision to open a craft distillery in their hometown of Hopewell.  It is a family affair at their farm distillery.  What you hear is that Ray brings people together.  He builds teams and develops an environment of creativity and excellence.  He shares the fascinating journey to create their award winning Gin and their portfolio of first class spirits.  Sage discusses what's next for the distillery and how he is helping to guide them onto a bigger stage.   130 Hopewell Rocky Hill Rd, Hopewell, NJ 08525 - (609) 333-8575 - www.sourlandspirits.com - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Zeng Farms Terhune Orchards Jeremy Myers Corgi Spirits Barr Hill Gin American Distilling Institute Heriot Watt University Cornell University  Brick Farm Tavern Troon Brewing Camden Winkelstein Hopewell, NJ
01:26:34
February 9, 2021
George Washington's Mount Vernon Distillery - Steve Bashore
This episode features Steve Bashore of George Washington's Mount Vernon Distillery.  "The best whiskeys we've made have yet to be bottled  ." Steve has worked in the museum field for over 30 years and is a miller by trade.  Add to that resume being the head distillery at a place where he keeps history alive.  Being a distiller using 18th century equipment isn't easy.  He is a problem solver and he has learned to adapt with the equipment that he has.  Steve joined Mount Vernon in 2007 as head of the department of historical trades where he oversees the living history element.  Steve was there when the first barrel was filled in 2007.  With the help of some incredible people the distillery is now producing some much coveted spirits.  His stories, experiences and knowledge are fascinating.   Steve's focus on education, pride and the connection to history keeps the spirit of George Washington thriving.   5514 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309 - (703) 780-3383 - https://www.mountvernon.org/the-estate-gardens/distillery/ - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Nearest Green Maggie Campbell Privateer Rum Scotch Whisky Association Alexandria, VA Starlight Distillery Ferm Solutions Lisa Wicker Widow Jane Distillery Jack Daniels A. Smith Bowman Jimmy Russell Jim Beam Mike Sherman Vendome Copper & Brass Works American Whiskey Trail Dr. Peter Cressy Dave Pickerell Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Bourbon Pompeii Esther White
01:37:52
February 2, 2021
Jefferson's Bourbon - Emily Lader - Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits
In this episode we sit down with Emily Lader of Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits.  Emily is back with us on the podcast.  We discuss the impact Covid has had on the Philadelphia restaurant and bar scene.  We talk about how people are enjoying their spirits at home and that Tequila sales are up.  We have the pleasure of tasting and reviewing Jefferson's Bourbon.  We thoroughly enjoyed the Manhattan ready to drink cocktail, Jefferson's small batch, Jefferson's Reserve and Jefferson's Ocean.   All four of these were excellent pours.  Unique in nose, flavor and character.     Highlights from our discussion: Bushmills The Martinez Cocktail Manhattan Cocktail Thomas Jefferson Whiskey Whiskey Rebellion Philadephia Whiskey Society Black Hog BBQ Jane Bowie Maker's Mark Manchester United Chivas Manatawny Still Works Varga Bar
01:23:11
January 26, 2021
Devil's Creek Brewery - Kathy Ganser
This episode features Kathy Ganser of Devil's Creek Brewery.  "Wouldn't it be cool to start a brewery?" The seed was planted in 2015, Kathy and Anthony decided to open a brewery.  Kathy went for it and dove right in.  Doing site planning and drawing from her background in graphic design, she made the branding come alive.  The name pays homage to a Jersey Devil sighting in Collingswood.  At the creek right behind where the brewery sits.  Like many breweries Anthony and Kathy began as home brewers.  Early on Anthony was winning awards for his home craft beer.  They put their heart and soul into building out the local neighborhood place.  Today Kathy is creating recipes that are winning awards in national competitions.  The beers are strong in flavor and character.  This women owned brewery is doing Collingswood proud and has quickly become a hot spot for the community. 1 Powell Ln, Collingswood, NJ 08108 - (856) 425-2520 - www.devilscreekbrewery.com - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Collingswood, NJ Jersey Devil Erik Dickersbach River Horse Brewing Company Great American Beer Festival Beastie Boys Buffalo Trace Distillery Cream Ridge Winery Revolution Coffee Roasters Cape May Brewing Company Village Idiot Brewing Company Atlantic City Beer Festival
53:36
January 19, 2021
Old Republic Distillery - Bill Mathias
This episode features Bill Mathias of Old Republic Distillery.  "We distill for flavor baby... It's all about the flavor."    The distillery started with a passion.  Bill's grandfather and great grandfather made home made wine.  They made dandelion and watermelon rind wine.  They made alcohol from what was readily available.  Bill was curious about how they made what they did.  At 18 Bill brewed his first beer and learned all about fermentation.  He runs three stills.  He's making the mash and fermenting to put out some exceptional and flavorful spirits.  Take a listen and let us know what you think.  330 Town Center Dr York, PA 17408 - 717-870-1792 - www.drinkord.com - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Old Republic Distillery Tavern - Ephrata Jack Daniels Mojito Recipe Explore York Keystone Craft Spirits Trail Grappa Dickey's Barbecue Allegro Winery Troegs Beer
01:34:24
December 1, 2020
Pine Tavern Distillery - Bill Cox
This episode features Bill Cox of Pine Tavern Distillery.  Bill and his family love to go camping for their vacations.  They pack up the campers and check out places on the East Coast.  On one of their trips they visited Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, Virginia.  Later they pondered, "Why is there nothing like this in NJ?"  Taking the next steps they met with now defunct Cooper River Distillers in Camden, NJ.   This gave them the information and structure that they needed to get started.  Cooper River helped them put things together.  New Jersey is a "Right to Farm" State and they determined that the families farm was the perfect setting to get their distillery dreams going.  Already growing corn on the land it was perfect.  On February 3, 2016 they fired up the still and began to distill their Muddy Run Corn Moonshine.  Now the 8th oldest distillery in NJ they continue to grow and expand.  This camping trip inspired distillery is producing spectacular spirits which pay tribute to local history.  They emphasize a spirit of collaboration with their neighbors and the local community.   149A Pine Tavern Rd, Monroeville, NJ 08343 - (856) 358-1076 - www.pinetaverndistillery.com - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Copper Fox Distillery Salem County Historical  Society Mood's Farm Recklesstown Distillery Gino Pinto Tadmore Distilling Ciroc Vodka U.S. Barrel Independence Spirits Distillery Two Bridges Wine Trail Rabbit Hill Farms
01:13:11
November 24, 2020
Ship Bottom Brewery Mexican Stout Review - Date Night Chronicles
This is our "Date Day" Chronicle episode of The Date Night Chronicles.  We discuss our trip to Baltimore where we check out some new places and grab a limited release or two.  This episode we get into Ship Bottom Brewery's Mexican Stout. Highlights from our discussion: Ship Bottom Brewery Linvilla Orchards Old Line Spirits Brewsquits Barley Wine L.P. Steamers Guiness Open Gate Brewery Bulleit Bourbon Diamondback Brewing Co.
12:21
November 17, 2020
Fraktured Sauce - Cheyne Geverd and Fiona Palumbo
This episode features Cheyne Geverd and Fiona Palumbo of Fraktured Sauce.  Cheyne characterizes the start Fractured as a mid life crisis event.  Cheyne's father determined that he couldn't taste food anymore and they started growing hot peppers in the backyard.  Spicy food stuck with the family.  Fiona grew up in Brazil where her father would bring home hot peppers local to the area and she would make her own hot sauces.  Cheyne and Fiona met on an organic farm and today they combine their passion, family traditions and love of the spicy to make some tasty hot sauces.   These are all natural hot sauces containing no gums or thickeners.   Goshenhoppen Run Farm - 1151 Faust Road, Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania 18074 - (215) 486-4038 - www.goshrun.farm - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Fraktur Fiery Food Show Steve Seabury - High River Sauces Moqueca RADS Hot Sauce Brewscuits Tabasco Pipicha Hot Ones Varga Bar
01:14:12
November 10, 2020
Tadmore Distilling - Natasha Vitale
This episode features Natasha Vitale of Tadmore Distilling Co.  "This is passion and the passion gets you through the hard times".  It started with a discovery of bourbon and loving bourbon.  Steve and Tasha were high school sweethearts.  They continue to do everything together.  They took a trip to a liquor store.  The bottle of Woodford Reserve spoke to them and they have been hooked ever since.  In 2016 they visited Kentucky and experienced the Bourbon Trail.  Woodford and Makers Mark inspired them to start and open a distillery of their own.  Today they are part of the story in the rebirth of Salem, NJ.         90 W Broadway, Salem, NJ 08079 - (856) 485-0750 - www.tadmoredistilling.com - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Salem , NJ Mason Dixon Line East Coast Barrels Jim Beam Bicardi Atlantic Sweetner Rabbit Hill Farms Jimmy Red Corn Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon Trail Woodford Reserve
01:09:31
November 3, 2020
Levante Brewing Company Revibe Sparkling Seltzer Review - Date Night Chronicles
This is the pre Halloween episode of The Date Night Chronicles.  We discuss our halloween memories and what's going on with Halloween 2020.  This episode we have the pleasure of sharing and reviewing Levante Brewing Company's Revibe Sparkling Seltzer. Highlights from our discussion: Levante Brewing Company Revibe Sparkling Seltzer Old Republic Distillery York, PA Tadmore Distilling Salam, NJ Franks Soda West Chester, PA Hotel Chocolat Snickers Bar 3 musketeers Bar Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Rice Krispies Treats Hershey's Chocolate Bar
14:40
October 30, 2020
Newground Hard Dutch Latte Review - Date Night Chronicles
This is the first installment of The Date Night Chronicles.  We share our date night with you and tell you a little about our story on how Fermented Adventure got started.  This is our first opportunity to do a review.  This episode we have the pleasure of sharing Newground Hard Dutch Lattes. Highlights from our discussion: Newground Hard Dutch Latte Palmer Distilling Manayunk  Hook and Flask Still Works
12:26
October 27, 2020
Hook and Flask Still Works - Mark Farrell and Devin Flickinger
This episode features Mark Farrell and Devin Flickinger of Hook and Flask Still Works.  2 friends with a 15 year relationship decided to open a distillery.  Devin was home brewing beer and making wine before entering into the world of distilling.  They took off doing market research by visiting other distilleries, asking a lot of questions, taking classes and shadowing other distillers.  The result is a fire themed establishment that pays homage and honors their roots.  They are refining their craft one bottle at a time.  Creating a delicious mix of cocktails, food and fun.  We discuss their growth during cover and the development of their brown spirits program. 137 N Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013 - (717) 601-2770 - www.hookandflaskstillworks.com - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Grand Illusion Hard Cider Five Saints Distilling Fireball Brewscuits Deer Creek Malthouse Adirondack Barrel Cooperage Big Hill Cider Works Sunday's Mill Company Black Button Distilling Davis Valley Distillery Cumberland County US Army War College
01:27:57
October 20, 2020
Tenth Ward Distilling Company - Amanda Boroughs and Kachentha Bennett
This episode features Amanda Boroughs and Kachnetha Bennett of Tenth Ward Distilling Company.  In 2015 Monica Pearce took all of the money that she had and opened a distillery.  The next step was to open up a cocktail lounge and tasting room.  There is also an event space that is perfect for weddings and celebrations.  At Tenth Ward there is a purpose, a plan and a mission.  They don't just do ordinary.  They put their own creative stamp on their creations.  Thinking out every last detail.  What they create are some of the finest spirits which are the base for the amazing cocktails that they produce.  This women owned distillery has a dedicated team that is committed to making craft spirits that are unusual, unconventional and sensational.  Amanda and Kachentha take us behind the scenes and behind the bar and we get to learn what makes it all come together. 55 E Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701 - 301-360-5888 - www.tenthwarddistilling.com - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Rockwell Brewery Visit Maryland Visit Frederick McCutcheon's Apple Cider National Museum of Civil War Medicine Jack Daniel's Honey New York World Wine & Spirits Competition  Orchid Celler Meadery San Francisco World Spirits Competition Attaboy Beer Chesapeake Watershed Absinthe Domino Sugar
01:13:19
October 13, 2020
Dressler Estate - Brian and Olga Dressler
This episode features Brian Dressler and Olga Dressler of Dressler Estate.   "An exceptional dry cider made from modern apples is possible. "  It all started in a one bedroom apartment on the Main Line just outside of Philly.   Brian needed a hobby and decided to homebrew cider.  His roots are in apples.  Olga didn't think that it was a good idea at first but she quickly change her toon.  Making cider became a shared hobby, something they could have together.  A trip to New England sealed the deal for their passions for cider making.   email:  partners@dresslerestate.com - www.dresslerestate.com - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Leaf Peepers Robert Mondavi Downingtown, PA Manatawny Still Works PA Cider Guild Vino Shipper American Keg Company East Branch Brewing Company Kauffman's Fruit Farm Main Beer Company
01:33:56
October 6, 2020
Brewscuits - Petrina DiOrio and Kimberly Triol
This episode features Petrina DiOrio and Kimberly Triol of Brewsquits.   "If it's not fun then why do it?"  Kim and Petrina rescue dogs, foster dogs and take care of military family dogs. They are also home brewers.  After brewing up a batch they took their spent grains outside for composting.  This time all of the dogs started devouring it.  They considered what they witnessed and said why not make a dog biscuit.  They started from their home with a little oven.  What they make is deliciousness for dogs.  All Natural... Hand Made... No Preservatives... All made from spent grains from local breweries and distilleries.  They are certainly having fun and doing it for good causes too.   100 Emlen Way, Telford, PA 18969 - www.brewscuits.com - 215-723-0378 - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Pour the Core Breast Cancer Survivor  Joeys Paw Shark Tank Northampton Borough Police Department Outcast Rescue Piper Project Manatawny Still Works Free Will Brewing
46:25
September 29, 2020
Ploughman Cider - Ben Wenk
This episode features Ben Wenk of Ploughman Cider   "Greetings From Adams County".  Ben's family has been farming the land here since the 1820's.  After selling produce at a farmers market in Philadelphia, Ben decided to try a Strongbow.  It was different.  Not sticky sweet like other ciders.  He went home and tried making his first batch of cider.  From there he was hooked.  Adams County is considered Apple Capital USA.  On this episode Ben and I discuss cider, apples and fruit tree farming.  "Cider is not a value added product", Ben explains.  We enjoyed this fascinating look into Ben's families heritage and his passion for cider making.      1606 Bendersville-Wenksville Road, Aspers, PA 17304 - www.ploughmancider.com - (717) 677-7186 - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Strongbow Cider Luckyleaf Musselman's Dornick VinoShipper Three Springs Fruit Farm Ploughshares Cider Club John Bunker Big Hill Ciderworks Jack's Hard Cider Reid's Cider House Gettysburg Farmers Market Ploughman Cider Taproom Pour The Core Pennsylvania Cider Guild Philly Cider Week The Botany of Desire Farnum Hill Ciders
01:34:30
September 22, 2020
Mason Dixon Distillery - Yianni Barakos
This episode features Yianni Barakos of Mason Dixon Distillery.   Yianni was 11 years old, when his grandfather shared how to make Tsipouro, which is Greek Moonshine, that is made from grapes.  He took Welch's Grape Juice and bread yeast and fired up the rudimentary still.  Thankfully he didn't burn the house down but a passion for making sensational spirits was born.   He is the 2nd generation born in the United States.  His family emigrated from little villages in Greece after World War 2.  He lives by his grandparents legacy... Creating Jobs and livelihoods for the community.  Every step of the way Yianni has figured it out, overcome obstacles and has created an amazing distillery that offers "Great food... great drinks... great conversation.     331 E Water St, Gettysburg, PA 17325 - www.masondixondistillery.com - (717) 398-3385 - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Gettysburg National Military Park Smooth Ambler Tsipouro Single Malt Hollabaugh Bros Wellspan Copper Fox Distillery Gettysburg Ouzo Pear Brandy Wild Yeast Yamas!!!
01:32:22
September 15, 2020
Little Water Distillery - Mark Ganter
This episode features Mark Ganter of Little Water Distillery .   It all started when Mark and Eric gave their father a 5 gallon pot still.  They set their attention on distilling rum.  Mark shares his philosophy on branding and education about the distillery.  Mark said, "It's establishing an emotional connection with the consumer".  Their spirits are built around quality and value.  You definitely want to check out the unique spirits that are coming out of Atlantic City. 807 Baltic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ, 08401   - www.littlewaterdistillery.com - 609-344-7867 (DIG-RUMS) - Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Absecon Island Davis Valley Distillery Black Aronia The Seed Palmers Liberty Gin Passion Vines Canals Total Wine & More Buy Rite Liquor Lenni Lenape Indians Whitecap Whiskey The Press of Atlantic City Crystal Head Vodka - Dan Aykroyd Kelvin Cooperage Green Hat Gin White House Subs Steve and Cookies Pitch Pine
01:46:30
September 8, 2020
Emily Lader - Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits
In this episode we sit down with Emily Lader of Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits.  Emily kicked off the podcast with a delicious cocktail.  The Jameson Coldbrew Coffee Colada.  Emily shares her experiences of learning spirits behind the bar and then working with the team at Manatawny Still Works.  We learn how important mentors are and having people believe in your gifts and abilities.  On this episode we feature the Jameson Coldbrew and The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve.    Highlights from our discussion: Glenlivet Jameson Pernod Ricard Oat Milk American Whiskey Convention Manatawny Still Works FooBooz Art Etchells Sly Fox Beer Makers Mark Agave Shortage Teremana Dwayne Johnson Campari Coldbrew Coffee Colada: 2 oz. Jameson Coldbrew 1 oz. Malibu Rum 2 1/2 oz. Coldbrew Concentrate 2 oz. Oatmilk 1/4 oz. Simple Syrup Shake with Ice and serve
01:08:50
September 1, 2020
Jersey Spirits Distilling - John Granata
This episode features John Granta of Jersey Spirits Distilling.   Serendipity took John and Susan to High West Distillery in Park City, Utah.  That was the spark for their Ahh Ha moment and they haven't looked back.  Today Jersey Spirits is all about flavor and highlighting the "Jersey Spirit".  They are crafting spirits like no other.  Full of character, creativity and a bit of a sense of humor go into the bottle.  The end result are products that are incredible.  And, they have a lot of them to savor and enjoy.   1275 Bloomfield Avenue, BLDG 7 Unit 40B, Fairfield, NJ 07004   - www.jerseyspirits.com - 973-227-5333 -  On Facebook Highlights from our discussion: High West Distillery Fairfield NJ Eagle Scout Cornell University Michigan State University Barnegat Light House Wildwood NJ Long Beach island Industry City Brooklyn Kura Big Alice Brewing Vermouth MASH Single Malt Whisky
01:23:17
August 25, 2020
Levante Brewing Company - Tim Floros
This episode features Tim Floros of Levante Brewing Company.   Levante... to rise up or elevate.  Tim Floros along with his incredible partners and staff have collaborated to create an amazing brewery.  A brewing company that continues to learn, create and innovate every step of the way.  Tim shares the beginnings of his home brewing education, the people that have impacted him along  the way and some mighty incredible beer.  Listen for our tasting experience and pick some up for yourself to try and enjoy. West Chester Taproom - 208 Carter Dr., Suite 2,West Chester, Pa 19382    - www.levantebrewing.com - 484-999-8761 -  On Facebook  Highlights from our discussion: Villanova University Tuscany Fells Point Dogfish Head Brewery Brew Your Own Beer - Havertown BeerSmith Lagunitas Tavour Red Stripe Brooklyn Brewery Tickle Parts New England Style IPA Lager
01:14:17
August 18, 2020
High Point Kombucha - Laura Valasakos
This episode features Laura Valasakos of High Point Kombucha.   Laura shares her journey of discovering Kombucha.  We learn about Kobucha production and the vast array of all natural flavors that are being produced at High point.  Laura teaches us to "admire nature for what it is and feel small in the face of it. We're going to be better off."  There is passion and dedication to the craft of creating this first class Kombucha.  Check out the website to find out where you can get these amazing creations.    - www.highpointkombucha.com - 724-503-4014 -  On Facebook  Highlights from our discussion:  County Seat Spirits  Wild Yeast  Open Fermentation  Upstart Kombucha  Lion Heart  Kombucha  Peakbagger  Benchmark Hunting  Trexlertown Farmers Market  Saucon Valley Farmer's Market  Back Mountain Farmers Market  Radish Republic  HiJinx Brewing
01:03:23
August 7, 2020
Red Pump Spirits - Ed and Judy Belfoure
This episode features Ed and Judy Belfoure of Red Pump Spirits.   Ed and Judy get to make people happy.  Ed's background in chemistry was the perfect transition into creating distilled spirits.  There is a rich history of amateur wine making in Ed's family and he likes getting his hands dirty.  This couple makes a fantastic team and is producing some first rate wonderful spirits.  We could have talked for hours.  They were a delight to have on the podcast. 32 N. Main Street, Washington, PA 15301 - rpspirits@gmail.com - 724-503-4014 -  On Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Whiskey Rebellion Festival Zig Ziglar Leopold Bros Maryland Style Rye Whiskey Monongahela Rye Five Saints Distilling Step Mash Process Liberty Pole Spirits Whiskey Smash Phil Bourque
01:15:18
July 31, 2020
Liberty Pole Spirits - Jim Hough
This episode features Jim Hough of Liberty Pole Spirits.   Jim started it all on his back deck as a "hobby distiller".  Jim made whiskey and experimented with different grains and recipes.  These have become the foundation of what goes into the barrels today.  Jim, Ellen and the entire family have come together to produce some incredible and creative whiskey.  They demonstrate the Whiskey Rebellion Spirit that put the small town of Washington on the map.    68 West Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301 - info@mingocreekcraftdistillers.com - 724-503-4014 -  On Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Whiskey Rebellion Festival Mingo Creek Society Liberty Poles Alexander Hamilton Dad's Hat Wiggle Red Pump Spirits Barrel 21 Distillery Thistle Finch David Bradford House Monongahela Rye Whiskey Advocate Maggie's Farm Rum
59:26
July 21, 2020
Ethan Smith - Michter's Distillery in Pennsylvania
This episode features Ethan Smith.  Ethan has a passion and curiosity for the old Bomberger's Distillery which was more recently Michter's in Pennsylvania.    The seed for Ethan's hunger to discover Michter's was planted in him when he was a kid.  Originating in a brochure rack.   It reappeared in an antiques store and since that fateful day he has been consumed with the Michter's legacy.  Even turning his home into a makeshift Michter's museum to preserve the famous history.  Michter's closed on Valentine's Day 1990 but, Ethan helps to keep the story alive. bluecapriethan@gmail.com. -  The Ethan Smith Blog Highlights from our discussion: Bomberger's Distillery Michter's Distillery Dick Stoll Stoll & Wolfe Distillery Schaefferstown, PA Susquehanna River Valley WGAL Evan Williams Jack Daniels Rosen Rye American Whiskey Convention Tom's Foolery Distillery Continental Distilling Corporation Michter's Decanters List
49:40
July 4, 2020
Stone & Key Cellars - Jason Harris
This episode features Jason Harris of Stone & Key Cellars.   Jason and I discuss the experience of building Keystone Homebrew supply back in 1992.  At the time he was on the cutting edge of the homebrew industry.  We talk about the development of their amazing ciders and the growth of Stone & Key Cellars.  435 Doylestown Rd, Montgomeryville, PA 18936   215-855-4567  - www.stoneandkeycellars.com -  On Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Spotted Lantern Fly Coronavirus The Complete Joy of Homebrewing Charlie Papazian How to Brew John J. Palmer University of Vermont Delaware Vally University Keystone Homebrew Supply Farnum Hill Ciders Solebury Orchards
55:03
June 24, 2020
Stone & Key Cellars - Matt Check and Brian Crew
This episode features Matt Check and Brian Crew of Stone & Key Cellars.   Matt and Brian share their journeys on how they arrived at Stone and Key.  They discuss the process for creating their amazing wines.   435 Doylestown Rd, Montgomeryville, PA 18936   215-855-4567  - www.stoneandkeycellars.com -  On Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Spotted Lantern Fly Coronavirus Wine School of Philadelphia Keith Wallace Yakima Valley Washington Wine Country Lake County California Bad Mother Shuckers Keystone Homebrew Supply Finger Lakes International Wine and Spirits Competition
51:46
June 2, 2020
Philadelphia Distilling - Canyon Shayer
This episode features Canyon Shayer of Philadelphia Distilling.   Canyon shares the history of Philadelphia Distilling and we discuss the amazing rise to success of Bluecoat Gin.  They are leading the craft spirit revolution.  Canyon is one of the original bartenders at Philadelphia Distilling's current location.  He has an amazing knowledge and passion for cocktails and spirits.  He is now brand ambassador for Samson & Surrey. 25 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123   215-671-0346  - www.philadelphiadistilling.com -  On Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Andrew Auwerda Robert Cassell Aaron Selya Fishtown Forsyth Stills Pete Venuto Charlie Was a Sinner Groundswell Design Group Smokin Tacos Food Truck Few Spirits Brenne Widow Jane Mezcal Vago                      Tequila Ocho
01:04:11
May 22, 2020
Gallows Hill Spirits - Bob Piano
This episode features Bob Piano of Gallows Hill Spirits.   Bob's fascination of distilled spirits began when he was a kid.  He took an old pressure cooker and distilled a 6 pack of Budweiser.  Flash forward to today where the distillery is not just about spirits... It's about the connection to the Salem Witch Trials.  Gallows Hill is a gathering place for people to learn, laugh and enjoy some amazing craft distilled spirits.   2208 South 12th Street, Allentown, PA 18103 - (610) 628-9445  - www.gallowshillspirits.com -  On Facebook Highlights from our discussion: The Complete Joy of Home Brewing Charlie Papazian Lehigh Valley Homebrewers Home Distiller.org Salem Witch Trials  Ancestory.com King Edward 1st Salem Massachusetts  Old Tom Gin Bartender Spirit Awards Liquor Control Board
01:06:07
May 1, 2020
Reading Distilling Guild - Chris Flowers
This episode features Chris Flowers of Reading Distilling Guild.  Chris got his start in the back of the house as a chef and soon realized that the front of the house was where he was supposed to be.  He bartended at lots of restaurants and on many beaches to hone his craft.  He knocked it out of the park winning a bronze medal for his White Rum on the first run they ever produced.  Today, Chris and Kate Flowers are on the forefront and leading the resurgence of Reading.   503 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601 - (484) 222-3601  - www.rdgspirits.com -  On Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Le Cordon Bleu Institute Of Culinary Arts Johnson & Wales University Cocktail Coughlin's Law Grant Cardone Undercover Boss
01:01:28
April 13, 2020
Hale & True Cider Company - Risa and Kerry McKenzie
This episode features Risa McKenzie and Kerry McKenzie of Hale & True Cider Company.  The Cider company got it's start from a love of all things fermented.  Risa and Kerry fell in love with the science behind fermentation and the process.  Once they tried a local hard cider it changed the trajectory of their lives and they have not looked back.   613 S 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 - 267-639-4334  - www.haleandtrue.com -  On Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Frecon Farms Cornel University Weavers Orchard Philly Foodworks Enartis Yeast Cidercon Kurant Brew & Brew Bella Vista South Street Okey Dokie Donuts
01:01:18
March 31, 2020
Bubbles and Brews Philly - J'nelle Lawrence
We had a fabulous time talking with J'nelle Lawrence of Bubbles and Brews Philly.  For J'nelle and her husband Ty it all began with their wedding day.  Since that day they have not looked back.  They are taking the mobile bar scene by storm.  email:  Philly@getcozybars.com    phone:  484-437-5955 .  www.getcozybars.com Highlights from our discussion: Valley Forge Casino All Star Craft Beer Festival Thomas + Main
31:50
March 22, 2020
Bimber Distillery - Matt McKay
This episode features Matt McKay of Bimber Distillery.  Matt is responsible for public relations and marketing, as well as, helping out with production. Dariusz Plazewski and Ewelina Chruszczyk co-founded Bimber in North-West London in 2015.  This Micro-Distillery is quickly making a mark in the Whiskey community being recognized by Whisky Magazine as Craft Producer of the Year 2020.  56-58 Sunbeam Road, London, NW10 6JQ - +44 20 3602 9980  - www.bimberdistillery.co.uk -  On Facebook                           Highlights from our discussion: Bimber Fordham & Allen Warminster Maltings Solera The Dramble
54:58
March 18, 2020
Liquid Alchemy Revisited
It's been a year since we visited with Jeffrey Cheskin and Terri Sorantino.  We thought that we would check in and see what they have been up to at THE LAB.  We discuss their ever growing and extensive barrel program, as well as, the creative ingredients that they have been using in their Meads and Ciders. Liquid Alchemy 28 Brookside Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 Highlights from our discussion: Painted Stave Distilling First State Brew Tours Arkansas Black Apple Girl Scout Cookies Soursop Capitol Cider Fifer Orchard
23:10
February 26, 2020
Eight Oaks Farm Distillery - Caitlin Bagenstose
This episode features Caitlin Bagenstose of Eight Oaks Farm Distillery.  Caitlin is the Production Planner and a Distiller . The distillery owned by Chad Butters is Veteran Owned, Family Run and Farm Grown.  What comes out of our discussion is that family and community are important.  They are a very creative group that highlights the farmland and surrounding Lehigh Valley Area.    7189 Route 309, New Tripoli, Pa 18066 Phone: (484)387-5287  - www.eightoaksdistillery.com -  On Facebook                          8 Highlights from our discussion: Tails of Valor Farmer Veteran Coalition Cancer Support Community Reading Terminal Market Cheers!!!
57:15
February 18, 2020
Anthony Brichta and Ryan Everett - County Seat Spirits
This episode features Anthony Brichta and Ryan Everett of County Seat Spirits.  Anthony Brichta and John Rowe are the founders and owners of County Seat Spirits.   The main distillery and tasting room is located in Allentown, PA . The Easton location features a craft cocktail bar and tasting room.   - www.countyseatspirits.com -  On Facebook Highlights from our discussion: King County Distillery Dad's Hat Rye Hewn Spirits Maggie's Farm Rum Distillery  Thistle Finch Colony Meadery Lehigh University HiJinx Brewing Company Ambler Beer Company Social Still Gallows Hill Spirits Eight Oaks Distillery Triple Sun Spirits Barley Creek Brewing Böser Geist Brewing Separatist Beer The Aviary NYC
01:06:35
February 4, 2020
Jim Pappas - Cheesesteak Adventure
This episode features Jim Pappas of Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure.  It was recorded at the Peacock Room.  We enjoyed 2 great cheesesteaks in the Cheesesteak Adventure style and paired them with Philadelphia Brewing beers and Commonwealth Cider.  Jim started his adventure of cheesesteak goodness at Claymont Steaks Shop in Delaware.  Driving Uber and Lyft he got to talk with other fellow cheesesteak lovers who would talk about their favorites and defend them to the end.  To date Jim has tried over 500 cheesesteaks.   Check out his pages:  Facebook ~ Instagram ~ YouTube Highlights from our discussion: Cafe Lift Coffee House Too - Hangover Cheesesteak Angelos Pizzeria Italian Kitchen Pennsville, NJ Dattilo's Deli Saad's Halal Restaurant Peter & Son's Sandwiches TenderBones Rib Shack Johnson & Wales University Rowhouse Spirits Distillery The Grey Lodge Pub  Four Sons Pizzeria
01:04:04
January 21, 2020
Booze Dancing.com with G-Lo and Mike
This episode features Booze Dancing.  G-Lo and Mike bring you onto their back yard deck with lively banter and an incredible knowledge of all things booze related.  We learn how it all got started, from their humble beginnings in 2010, and sample some whiskey in the booze dancing style.  Great conversation... Hanging out... Having a good time.  Check out their website: It's Just Booze Dancing Facebook ~ Instagram ~ YouTube Highlights from our discussion: Wedding Crashers Heaven's Door Stoll and Wolfe Distillery Jamison Irish Whiskey The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Glendronach Distillery Single Malt Whisky Single Barrel American Whiskey Convention Kiddushfest Single Cask Nation Ari White -The Wandering Que
51:39
December 31, 2019
Jason Fogg - Pop's McCann Whiskey
This episode features Jason Fogg of Pop's McCann Whiskey.  Jason is the founder, owner and president.  Pop's McCann Pre-Prohibition Style Whiskey is a Triple Distilled Single Grain Whiskey finished in American Oak Bourbon barrels.  The Whiskey origin is from Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland then brought to America via olde trading routes through Quebec and the rest of Canada and down into Michigan where it is labeled & bottled.  You can currently find Pop's McCann in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Navy Nexcom Stores (VA Beach & San Diego) and Michigan is coming very soon. www.popsmccannwhiskey.com -  On Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Wild Bill Guarnere Signs of a Feather Conshohocken St. Patrick's Day Parade The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Holy Sepulchre Cemetery PA Fine Wine and Good Spirits Irish Whiskey Cheers!
45:27
December 12, 2019
Whiskey Smash - West Overton Village
This episode features Whiskey Smash at West Overton Village. 109 W Overton Rd, Scottdale, PA 15683 (724) 887-7910 info@westovertonvillage.org - www.westovertonvillage.org -  On Facebook We had the pleasure of interviewing: Aaron Hollis - Director of Education at West Overton Village Rob Hough from Liberty Pole Spirits  Aleasha Monroe - Head Distiller at West Overton Distilling Sam Komlenic - Copy Editor for Whiskey Advocate Jim Wolfe - Stoll and Wolfe Distillillery Robert McDonald - Grain Specialist at Dancing Star Farms Highlights from our discussion: Monongahela Rye Rosen Rye Dillinger Distillery Michter's Distilley Jim Beam Wild Turkey Dad's Hat Rye Whiskey Rebellion Whiskey Rebellion Trail Red Pump Spirits Barrel 21 Distillery Crooked Creek Distillery Tall Pines Distillery PA Libations
01:20:56
November 23, 2019
Adam Flatt - Social Still
This episode features Adam Flatt of Social Still.  Adam and Kate Flatt are the founders and owners of Social Still.   The distillery is located in a building that was once a bank.  It features an incredible restaurant which compliments the spirits perfectly.   They use Pennsylvania grains.  Highlighting local corn, local wheat, local rye, barley, and other grains.  They are part of the revitalization of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.   Social Still is located at: 530 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 - 610-625-4585 - www.socialstill.com -  On Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Franklin Hill Vineyards Breckenridge Brewery Levitt Pavillion Whistle Pig Whiskey Maria Sebastionelli Daiquiri Gimlet Christkindlmarkt Cheers!
01:16:57
October 30, 2019
Dick Stoll - Stoll & Wolfe Distillery
This episode features Dick Stoll of Stoll & Wolfe Distillery.  Dick is the last man to have distilled Rosen Rye in Pennsylvania.  He shares his experiences at Michter's Distillery and so much more!  The episode was recorded at Stoll & Wolfe which is located at:  35 North Cedar St, Lititz, PA, 17543 - 717-799-4499 www.stollandwolfe.com -  On Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Michter's Distillery Rosen Rye Charles Everett Beam Michter's Distillery Kentucky Pennco Distillers Bomberger's Distillery National Distillers Baltimore Pure Rye A.H. Hirsch Wild Turkey Corn for the Mash Cheers!
22:32
October 2, 2019
Herman Mihalich - Dad's Hat
This episode features Herman Mihalich of Dad's Hat.  Herman and John S. Cooper are the founders of Dad's Hat.  They start from scratch to make genuine small batch rye.  Their mission is to distill and deliver classic Pennsylvania Rye spirits following over 200 years of American distilling tradition.  It all started with an article in The New York Times in 2006 promoting the comeback of Rye Whiskey.  But, truly, Rye Whiskey is in their blood and is a family tradition.  Dad's Hat is located at Mountain Laurel Spirits, 925 Canal Street, Building 44, Bristol, PA 19007 - 215-781-8300 www.dadshatrye.com -  On Facebook Highlights from our discussion: Michigan State Artisan Distillery Program  MGP Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Nevada Mease - MeadowBrook Farms Signature Communication The Sam Thompson Distillery Rosen Rye S. Rosen Bakery Company Schenley Rye Whiskey Sam Komlenic John and Linda Lipman Gibson Rye Whiskey West Overton Village Jim Beam Whiskey Rebellion Festival Fruitwood Orchards  Jacquins Cheers!
01:05:36
August 22, 2019
Alex Chang - Philadelphia Whiskey Society
This episode features Alex Chang of the Philadelphia Whiskey Society.  Alex is a Certified Whisky Ambassador Instructor & Executive Bourbon Steward.  I met Alex at an event at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia.  I was fascinated by his knowledge of all things Whiskey and distilled spirits.  He started with a friendship with Gentleman Jack and his passion grew from there.  Enjoying and sharing with friends.   Highlights from our discussion: Legent from the Jim Beam Suntory Stitzel Weller Pappy Van Winkle Bar Smarts Yoichi Distillery Master Blender Shinji Fukuyo The Whiskey Steward - Jeff Lichtman United States Bartenders Guild Jeffrey Scott Whisky Redbrick Craft Distillery Contact Alex:  thewhiskeysteward@gmail.com Instagram:  TheWhiskeySteward Cheers!
56:03
July 31, 2019
Laura Fields - Delaware Valley Fields Foundation
In the episode we sit down with Laura Fields of the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation.  Laura shares her passion for agriculture which began with her mother who founded Flint Hill Farm in Coopersburg, PA.  We delve into the important role that the Penn State Agricultural Extension plays in the development of Rosen Rye.  Laura talks about her mission with the Seed Spark campaign and how she is introducing all facets of agriculture and farming to the craft distilling industry.  Stoll and Wolf Distillery in Lititz, PA plays an important role in the reintroduction of Rosen Rye to the Spirit community.  We discuss the history of Prohibition and its impact on Pennsylvania distilleries like Michter's.  We review the American Whiskey Convention and look forward to the 5th Annual in 2020,  You can find them on Facebook @AmericanWhiskeyConvention.   If you're in New Hope, PA for the Halloween Season be sure to make Specters and Spirits an annual tradition.   Cheers!
55:36
June 25, 2019
Brooklyn Kura - A Sake Brewery
This episode of was recorded on location at Brooklyn Kura in Brooklyn NY.  68 34th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232.  You will find them in Industry City.  Brooklyn Kura and The Sake Export Association hosted a Sake tasting that featured 8 incredible breweries from Japan. Featured conversations: Brandon is the Master Sake Brewer at Brooklyn Kura.  He shares the process for making Sake. Brooklyn Co-owner Brian talks to us about getting the Brewery started and his passion for Sake.   John Gauntner is recognized as the world's leading non-Japanese sake expert. A longtime Japan resident, he is well known among sake brewers and others within the sake industry.  Known as "The Sake Guy", John is an author, Publisher of Sake Today, and Sake World. Monica Samuels is the Director of Sake & Spirits for Vine Connections.  Thank you for making the entire evening possible. Kanpai!
01:05:36
June 12, 2019
Larry Reiter of Columbus
Larry Reiter is the Founder of Columbus.  This episode delves into the fascinating world of Brand Management and what is involved with importing a wine or spirit into the United States.  Larry shares his experiences and philosophies on growing his business.  Columbus is located in Amityville, NY.  We discuss a number of amazing producers in their portfolio including: Rued Winery in Sonoma, CA., Three Meadows Spirits in Hudson Valley, NY and Domaine de Papolle in Gascogne, France.  Cheers!
28:25
May 15, 2019
American Whiskey Convention
This episode features highlights and observations from the American Whiskey Convention help in Philadelphia, PA at the Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology.  The evening was hosted by the Delaware Valley Fields Foundation.  Learn more about Seed Spark and the Rosen Rye Project. There was definitely something for everyone to sample and enjoy with more then 250 whiskeys and spirits from over 50 American Distilleries.  Fermented Adventure The Podcast made some new friends and got to see some old ones too.  A highlight was getting to spend time speaking with Greg Metze and Laura Fields.  It was an evening to remember and we are looking forward to next year.  Cheers.  
20:14
April 24, 2019
Pollyodd, Philadelphia, PA
Joan Verratti shares her passion  “dalle mie mani al tuo cuore,” which translates into English as, “from my hands to your heart.” at Pollyodd.  They are located at 1908 East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148.  What started out as a hobby in her home kitchen in South Philadelphia has become an incredible labor of love and a tribute to her son.  Joan shares the humble beginnings of creating the original recipe for Cello, to the many water base and cream base flavors that come from her small batch distillery.  Joan Verratti holds the distinction of being the  first Non-PLCB retail Liquor store in the state to go along with her being the first female owned Distillery in the country.  Cheers!
28:27
April 10, 2019
Palmer Distilling, Philadelphia, PA
Walter Palmer is a Master Distiller and he makes "damn good Gin"!  Which, has been awarded 3 International Medals and counting.  Liberty Gin is distilled at Palmer Distilling in Philadelphia, PA.  You can visit the tasting room at 376 Shurs Lane.  They also distill Manayunk Moonshine.  Fermented Adventure The Podcast sat down with Walter to discuss The Founding Fathers and what it means to craft distill in Philadelphia.  To be an ambassador of a Philadelphia born gin in the birthplace of Freedom and Liberty.  Palmer Distilling is charting their own course and and are in charge of their own destiny.  We talk about the significance of the bottles label which was designed by Chad Michael Studios.  Cheers!
01:03:12
March 19, 2019
Behind the Bar at Pennsylvania Distilling with Benjamin Balaban
Back at Pennsylvania Distilling to go "Behind the Bar.  We had a spirited and entertaining discussion with Bar Manager and Alchemist Benjamin Balaban.  To find their bar and tasting room travel to 50 Three Tun Road #3, Malvern, PA 19355.  If you would like to see the entire interview including Benjamin making 2 of the distilleries signature cocktails, check out the episode on our YouTube Page Fermented Adventure, Click Here for the episode.  Cheers! YouTube Episode:  https://youtu.be/-7xo6HmrKSU
10:23
March 8, 2019
Pennsylvania Distilling
It was fantastic sitting down and discussing the craft spirit industry with Richard Buoni and Joseph Amoroso of Pennsylvania Distilling.  They are located at 50 Three Tun Road #3, Malvern, PA 19355.  Our Discussion starts with the origins and the name.  We spoke about how they got up and running and getting the word out about the distillery and the products.  They feature: Old City White Rye Whiskey, First City Small-Batch Vodka, Founders Artisan Dry Gin, Frontier Explorer's White Rum and Soon to be released PA Liberty Rye Whiskey and Frontier Explorer's Gold Rum.  Cheers!
50:35
February 26, 2019
Five Saints Distilling, Norristown PA
We had the opportunity to sit down with John George of Five Saints Distilling in Norristown, PA.  They are located at 129 East Main Street.  We spoke about the conception of the Distillery,  Moonshine University, and what it's like get started in the craft spirits industry.  John shared their current spirits: Vodka, Tuscan Style Gin, White Whiskey, Raspberry Lavender Absinthe and Blood Orange Liqueur.  
01:00:20
January 28, 2019
Liquid Alchemy Beverages, Wilmington, DE
Welcome to the first episode of Fermented Adventure The Podcast.  This was recorded on location and Liquid Alchemy 28 Brookside Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.   Meet Jeffrey Cheskin and Terri Sorantino and learn their story of how they   started LAB.  You will hear about how it all started in Maine.  From experimentation and humble beginnings to some of the finest Mead and Cider being produced in the United States.  Their awards and recognitions are a tribute to their hard work and efforts.   Listen and you will hear why the moment that you visit you will realize why so many people enter as strangers but leave as friends.    Thank you for taking the time to listen.  We look forward to seeing you on our Fermented Adventure
46:53
January 15, 2019