IRON SMOKE WHISKEY - TOMMY BRUNETT INTERVIEW (PODCAST) ROCHESTER (FAIRPORT), NY

 
Meet Tommy Brunett of Apple Smoked Whiskey!

Meet Tommy Brunett of Apple Smoked Whiskey!

 

Just like when you were younger....except without the sneaking around to score beers!

Just like when you were younger....except without the sneaking around to score beers!

Harry G’s award winning sandwichs in City Paper's Best of Rochester 2015! Now with brand new full bar with craftbeer bottles and taps!

Harry G’s award winning sandwichs in City Paper's Best of Rochester 2015! Now with brand new full bar with craftbeer bottles and taps!

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Iron Smoke Wiskey. Small batch and hand crafted. Scully knows!

Iron Smoke Wiskey. Small batch and hand crafted. Scully knows!

Rochester's Wall Therapy. Renown artist world-wide participated in this Rochester project!

Rochester's Wall Therapy. Renown artist world-wide participated in this Rochester project!

Shell's Sweets maker of cakes and treats of style!

Shell's Sweets maker of cakes and treats of style!



OMMEGANG BREWERY - PHIL LEINHART INTERVIEW (PODCAST) COOPERSTOWN, NY


 
 
Just like when you were younger....except without the sneaking around to score beers!

Just like when you were younger....except without the sneaking around to score beers!

Harry G’s award winning sandwichs in City Paper's Best of Rochester 2015!

Harry G’s award winning sandwichs in City Paper's Best of Rochester 2015!

One of Rochester's Best kept secrets! Rochester's best curated craft beer store per square inch.  

One of Rochester's Best kept secrets! Rochester's best curated craft beer store per square inch.  

Beer & Food Give-A-Ways and Contests!

Beer & Food Give-A-Ways and Contests!

My visit to Ommegang Brewing November 2015 was a great! Besides great mild weather when it's normaly cold and snow is the order for the day, the trip was rather nice. Phil Leinhart the brewery's master brewer was my host as well as my history teacher. During his eight years of working for Ommegang he has picked up a lot of hop farming history about the area where the brewery is now a part of. 

Any great business's are always great because of the magnitude of greatness and energy that the people working for it put into the company. Phil is no exception. One of the first things that he made a point of making sure I understood was how much of a team effort makes it into the product that we taste when we enjoy a Ommegang beer. From the guys who work the third shifts or the team that works tirelessly in their state of the art yeast culture lab, a lot of passionate people are responsible for the beverages that bare the lable Ommegang.

Take a few minutes and listen in while Phil and I discuss the brewery's newest beers, their collaberations with a Hollywood brand and their momentum as they build off of their history and continue to be leaders among American breweries in the future. 

- Cheers

Ben McDonald 


THREE HEADS BREWING COMPANY- Dan Nothnagle, Todd Dirrigl, geoff dale, brian Johnson Interview (PODCAST) ROCHESTER, NY

 
 

Harry G’s award winning sandwichs in City Paper's Best of Rochester 2015!

Harry G’s award winning sandwichs in City Paper's Best of Rochester 2015!

Just like when you were younger....except without the sneaking around to score beers!

Just like when you were younger....except without the sneaking around to score beers!

Makers Gallery and Studio. Interactive. Alive. Relevant.

Makers Gallery and Studio. Interactive. Alive. Relevant.

Providing high end craft beer in Rochester and at the center of it all...Tap & Mallet.

Providing high end craft beer in Rochester and at the center of it all...Tap & Mallet.

Dudes Night Out. A local Art Collective who specializes in turning bars into art showcases!

Dudes Night Out. A local Art Collective who specializes in turning bars into art showcases!

Rochester's Wall Therapy. Renown artist world-wide participated in this Rochester project!

Rochester's Wall Therapy. Renown artist world-wide participated in this Rochester project!


ROHRBACH'S BREWING COMPANY - JOHN URLAUB INTERVIEW (PODCAST) ROCHESTER, NY


 
 
Startup advice from John Urlaub the founder of Rohrbach Brewing Company (Rochester, NY).

Startup advice from John Urlaub the founder of Rohrbach Brewing Company (Rochester, NY).

Harry G’s award winning sandwichs in City Paper's Best of Rochester 2015!

Harry G’s award winning sandwichs in City Paper's Best of Rochester 2015!

Shell's Sweets maker of cakes and treats of style!

Shell's Sweets maker of cakes and treats of style!

Not your typical bland blends. Perhaps the best cup you've yet to have.

Not your typical bland blends. Perhaps the best cup you've yet to have.

Shell's Sweets maker of cakes and treats of style!

Shell's Sweets maker of cakes and treats of style!

Local. Great Prices. Excellent custom work for small events and parties!

Local. Great Prices. Excellent custom work for small events and parties!

Rochester's origional freshly made (Never powdered) Chai!

Rochester's origional freshly made (Never powdered) Chai!

ROHRBACH'S BREWING COMPANY ROCHESTER, NY -  JOHN URLAUB INTERVIEW

Besides being not only Rochester New York's first independent craft brewery but also has the distinction of now being Rochester's oldest of these "New Generation" breweries. 

We got a chance to sit down with John and see what he was up to. He shares what the scene was like back when he started, obstacles he faced and lesson's he learned along the way. Because of all of he learned, John was very proactive in payiing that forward with being very involved with legislature development sorrounding food and beer in Rochester which he also talks about. All in all a great conversation.

Images provided by Ben McDonald (http://brewmechanics.com). All rights reserved.

"The Chai Guy" Rochester's First "Fresh Full Process (Never Powdered) Chai Brewer!

ROCHESTER  FIRST LOCAL CRAFTed CHAI company


Knucklehead Brewing Company

Knucklehead Brewing Company

Harry G's New York Style Deli and Craft Beer Bar

Harry G's New York Style Deli and Craft Beer Bar

"The Chai Guy" Rochester NY's First Locally Sold Craft Chai Company and owner Pat Tharp

"The Chai Guy" Rochester NY's First Locally Sold Craft Chai Company and owner Pat Tharp


Pat Tharp truely enjoys what he does. His mantra to those trying his chai? "Sip, Smile, Repeat!"


The Chai Guy's "Wall Of Regret" at the Public Market.

"We hand crush all our cardamom for every batch of Chai; some call that crazy, we call it CHAI-LOVE!" ~ Pat Thorpe (Owner of The Chai Guy Brewing Co)

The Chai Guy DIY kits. Available at the Rochester's Public Market.