Ep. 3: Florida Heat and Stolen Swans

This week Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat are joined by special guest Joel Kodner. Joel is the brewer and brewhouse manager at Due South Brewing Co. in Boyton Beach Florida. Due South is a full production brewery and taproom with distribution throughout most of Florida.

In this episode, we discuss the role of journalists, bloggers, and podcasters in craft beer, why brewers love Pilsners, the pressure to brew NE IPA style ales, the craft beer scene in Florida, meeting customer expectations and social media’s impact on brewing.


What We Drank This Episode:

Joel: Expedition Stout (2013) by Bells Brewing Company
Dave: Cosmic Nod by South County Brewing Co. and BBA Troeganator (2016) by Troegs Independent Brewing
Ed: The Truth by Flying Dog Brewery and Miller Lite
Bearcat: Oblivion by Wicked Weed Brewing and Snake Dog IPA by Flying Dog Brewery

Link Dump:

Cigar City Brewing White Oak Aged Jai Alai
Tree House Brewing Co.
Funky Buddha Brewing
J. Wakefield Brewing
Sam Calagioni of Dogfish Head Brewing on “Quality, consistency, and innovation.”
(This is a must read.)
The fight for shelf space.
The shrinking craft beer pie.
Beer Advocate
Joel Kodner impersonated a sitting Governor.
Jason Notte’s very good Twitter
Brian D. Roth and This is Why I am Drunk
The Veil Brewing Co.

Special thanks to Joel for coming on the show. You can follow him on Twitter at @Brewkkake and @TeamCoffeeBeer.

Be sure to stick around for the After Show for an update on Troegs parking, stolen swans, and a preview of next week’s episode.

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Author: Bearcat

A snarky craft beer drinking Yinzer stuck in Amish Country.

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