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82 minutes | 2 years ago
D9 Brewing Wins Second GABF
Community comes first, before the beer, at D9 Brewing Company. “The only way I will ever do this is if our primary focus is the community. Beer is a modality for me. I love beer. I’m an engineer. I can engineer the shit out of beer, but I have to have a reason to do something,” states D9 owner Andrew Durstewitz in episode #0067 of Drink Local Now. D9 Brewing Company, in Lake Norman, N.C., was started by two engineers and a doctor, with a mission to inspire and support community through the creation of exciting and original crafted ales. Since their inception in late 2014, they have invested in the scientific exploration of the natural world to produce the highest quality, and unquestionably original, crafted ales. Listen in on D9’s 4th anniversary party podcast hosted by D9 owner Andrew Durstewitz, Mark Durstewitz (Andrew’s dad), Brewpon’s Tommy Green, and Tyler “Jarraffe” Green. Joining the gang are Muddy River Distillery Owner Robbie Delaney, D9 Quality Control Chemist Rachel Higgins, D9 Director of Finance Brett Zabek, and Allie from Huntersville.
58 minutes | 3 years ago
Go Daiva Nude!
Tommy Green and Daiva McCandless share their nude modeling experiences with co-hosts Ben Wiggins and Chris Power. Daiva also shared some Event Horizon brew from her Great American Beer Festival award winning Olde Hickory Brewery. Father (Brad Rodgers) and son (Cam Rodgers), owners of The Casual Pint in South Asheville, welcomed us for yet another zany and intoxicated episode (#0066) of Drink Local Now.
108 minutes | 3 years ago
Couple of Extraordinary Candidates
“We are trying to change the mindset from that of warriors to that of guardians, from that of intimidators to that of protectors, and change the mindset of us versus them, to a community of we, ” declares Buncombe County Sheriff candidate Quentin Miller. A verbose cast of characters has this episode exceeding the 100 minute mark. If you feel you need to smoke a big fat joint to make it through, you’ll be pleased to hear county commission candidate Taylon Breeden and celebrated local broadcaster Jeff Messer tout legalization of marijuana. No arrests were made!
64 minutes | 3 years ago
GranPappy Marshall Pyle
“Everyone thinks this guy is a genius because he spent all of his billions of dollars shooting a sports car into space that nobody can afford to buy. It is stupid,” expounds Marshall Pyle. Back again at Catawba Brewing, we are joined by the son of the great Artemis Pyle, the only surviving member of Lynyrd Skynyrd who walked away from the band’s tragic plane crash. We talked to Marshall about the time their family spent living in Israel, various odd jobs we have all had, and Elon Musk. The rest of the cast included Facebook agitator Ben Wiggins of Catawba Brewing, and Kieth Laguna of Rumors fame and Tonic Market. Chris Power and Tommy Green adeptly host episode #0064 of Drink Local Now.
67 minutes | 3 years ago
Ween & Spivey Found First Music Rehearsal Facility in Asheville
“It’s very difficult for black music artists to play around, and try different genres and styles of art, because they are very regimented into one kind of close minded idea… especially for musicians. There is only a handful of black guys playing guitar that you can think of who are popular,” states Ween’s Claude Coleman, jr. in this incredible conversation featuring two local music legends, who are now business partners. Brett Spivey of Inspected by 13 and Claude are seeking funding and donations, opening the first music rehearsal facility ever in Asheville. Once the mission is complete, Brett plans to open Holy Spirits Brewing, converting an old church into a nano brewery. At the 38:53 mark, Ben Survant of Natural Born Leaders can be heard artfully singing and playing his acoustic, saving our listeners from complete and utterly boring chat. Alas, Rick Rice and Keith Laguna keep the conversation spirited, as Tommy Green stumbles his way through hosting the 63rd installment of Drink Local Now.
39 minutes | 3 years ago
MALT Meeting Sierra Nevada
Mountain Ale and Lager Tasters (MALT) meets at Sierra Nevada’s upstairs play room for good times and really good home brew drinking. Founded in the late 20th century, the group exudes the essence of our vibrant and often weird Western North Carolina community. Discussed in yet another scintillating podcast hosted by Crowler Chris Power and Tommy Green, is the fine art of making home brewed craft elixirs. Guests include pharmacist Joe Rafferty, Trevor Gwillim of CARZ, sour brewer Justin Breitzke, and international welder Erich Seigler. And…… (drum roll) least we not forget Ted Clevenger of Asheville Brewers Supply? He’s become a regular! Our theme song is by Electric Gremlin, featuring Jay Armant, jr. of Fishbone fame.
109 minutes | 3 years ago
Rick Rice Breaks Seal Record
Rick Rice crossed the 100 minute mark, without breaking the seal, setting a new World record. A seasoned veteran of broadcasting UNCA basketball, and Asheville Tourists baseball, he often sits for hours without relieving himself. Rick lasted 104 minutes, 34 seconds, never leaving the podcast to whiz, pounding delicious craft beer from Catawba Brewing the entire time. Rick’s dedication to performance and our show was truly admirable. Elk hunter Ben Wiggins graciously hosts the Drink Local Now team at the SoSlo tasting room, keeping the conversation lively and the craft beer flowing. Listen up to our longest, and dare say, most entertaining podcast to date.
55 minutes | 3 years ago
French Broad River Brewery
The sign is hanging in French Broad River Brewery and dates back to before The Green Man buy out by Dennis. Green Man started in the back of Jack of Wood, but they weren’t the only ones who started there. Born around the same time, French Broad River Brewery started there, as well. In episode #0060 of Drink Local Now we are honored to be drinking craft beer with head brewer Aaron Wilson of French Broad, and Ted Clevenger of Ashevile Brewers Supply. Chris and Tommy are humbled by the knowledge of these Asheville craft beer legends, whose brewing relationship dates back a decade. Lots to be learned by listening, as Tommy points out, “I need to learn to shut the f*ck up!”
28 minutes | 3 years ago
No Place Like Homeplace Beer Company
Fantasy Crime novelist, Matt Broadway, and Hendo guitar legend Eric Congdon join us at Monte’s Taproom for Homeplace Beer Company pint night. Tommy Green is an emotional mess, having fallen prey to social media reckoning. Chris Power takes the helm and artfully guides the dialogue. Matt brought us craft beer from the newly opened Triskelion Brewing Company, where Jonathon Ayers of Drink Local Now lore, is the master of brewing.
59 minutes | 3 years ago
Lookout Brewing Black Mountain
To start off 2018, we continue the discussion with craft brewer John Garcia at his Lookout Brewing in Black Mountain, NC. Transgender female Kaylah Mague joins our cast of misanthropes, bringing our show to a level of legitimacy, which Chris Power and Tommy Green are aspiring to reach. Topics discussed include: Lookout Brewing expansion Disc Golf Another Brewery Opening in Black Mountain How much the Asheville Brewers Alliance sucks Good Hops Brewing How much Wicked Weed sold for Appalachian Mountain Brewery is NOT a craft brewer John Garcia, Tommy Green, and Kaylah Mague
51 minutes | 3 years ago
Green Man Brews Elite Craft Beer!
“If I’m not running for a beer or a donut, or running from something, I am not running,” proclaims disc golfer champ Jennifer McGibbon in episode #0057 of Drink Local Now. There was no running at the Collider, just eating and drinking and laughing… Look Out Brewing master brewer, John Garcia, assured us, “Green Man’s Trickster is an outstanding beer. John Stewart has been brewing great beer for years!” Tommy and Crowler are given a formal education on who really are the best craft brewers in Asheville, and who makes the very best craft beer in the World! Image Courtesy Indulge Images
40 minutes | 3 years ago
Big Beer Buys Big Weed!
The ginormous company that owns Corona, who also bought one time craft brewer Ballast Point for a billion dollars, recently purchased a stake in a humongous Canadian marijuana company for nearly $200 million. Corona has always branded themselves as a beach beer. It makes sense that they would be interested in another popular summer beach product: weed. What this means for our community is discussed by our local panel of experts in our 56th recording of Drink Local Now. Todd Stimson, Patty Peace Macomb, Meredith Bennett, and Tommy Green are high with laughter and such. This episode is brought you by the catnip dispensary Meowntain High.
67 minutes | 4 years ago
Jordan Okrend Plays. We Tell How Much Wicked Weed Sold for…
Community is Brewing is Facebook LIVE with Jordan Okrend, where Drink Local Now investigators reveal the hoppenings at The Bud owned Wicked Weed Brewing. Jordan Okrend entertains when the hosts bore, playing tunes off his new hit album, as well as some Pink Floyd. Jordan’s dad, Phil (yes the famous pianist) does a cameo, and tells us how he got Jordan started on guitar at the age of seven. On Tap: Oskar Blues Hot Box Coffee IPA, French Broad Irish Stout.
54 minutes | 4 years ago
Natural Born Leaders Pisgah Brewing
Grammy Award winner Debrissa McKinney and Austin Haynes are the new power couple in town. DeBaustin? Michael Martinez fell off the World’s tallest water sphere in Union, New Jersey and lived to podcast with us at Pisgah Brewing for Chalwa’s residency. Benton Wharton, the Director of Events and good times at Pisgah, hosted us and shared his craft beer wisdom. Michael Franti and Debrissa McKinney did not speak on this episode. Natural Born Leaders’ Austin Haynes and Michael Martinez jump on stage with Chalwa to chat poetry. It’s a once and a lifetime collaboration not to be missed! Tommy Green explains how he unintentionally walked into this scene at Echo Mountain, having no idea what he saw, and didn’t realize what he saw, until Steve Martin started tweeting about it. Tommy Green labeled Chris Power as the whitest motherfreaker EVER, only to end up as the pot calling the kettle black. He twice referred to Ice T’s role in Straight Outta Compton. Much thanks and love to this episodes sponsors:
43 minutes | 4 years ago
Oscar Wong Mystic Vibrations
Tate MacQueen and Tommy Green are at Highland Brewing and have a chat with the guy who started it all, yes him! Oscar Wong! Mark Conti, one of Highland’s top guys with a fancy title, tells us all about the beer. The theme of the day is Jamaica, where both Oscar Wong and Ric Williams are from. Yes! We also talked to Ric Williams of Itals fame, and now Mystic Vibrations. Oscar hails from Kingston and Ric from Westmoreland. Lots of laughing and good times were had at the Winter Edition of Island to Highland at Highland Brewing.
66 minutes | 4 years ago
Pisgah Brewing Stout Hog Day
We celebrate Stout Hog Day in it's 8th year at Pisgah Brewing. Free pancakes and many stout beers flow freely all day. Jonathan and Becky Ayers of the former Stagshead Brewing discuss the renaming of their operation of their soon to open TRISKELION BREWING in Hendo. Dave Quinn, the man who owns and started Pisgah Brewing years and years ago, talks to us about their upcoming expansion, his retirement from personally brewing beer, and the special guest performing their upcoming anniversary show. CHALWA is the main act, with Dennis Berndt and his players bringing the house down for yet another brilliant Stout Hog Day at Pisgah Brewing.
53 minutes | 4 years ago
Kevin Kinney Christmas Day Jam
Jody Bender and Tommy Green went to Jack of the Wood for the Kevin Kinney Christmas Day Jam. Kevin talked to us, as well as Wild Adriatic’s Front Man Travis Gray, and Josh Daniel from the aptly named Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project. Jason Brodsky of Acoustic Syndicate was working the board and kindly shared a couple candies with Tommy. Between the candy and the Founders Day Coffee Breakfast Stout Tommy was sipping, things got messy quickly. However, time seemed to be moving very slowly. Jody deftly ran the podcast, and all in all, it was a fantastically great experience. Jack of The Wood had its best day ever, raising over $4,000 for Habitat for Humanity.
29 minutes | 4 years ago
White Horse Black Mountain
Jody Bender and Tommy Green head over to White Horse Black Mountain for their 8th Annual Winter Holiday Concert. Kevin Spears, Kalimba Man, and well known WNC photographer, Herb Way, start us off, setting an ambient tone for the evening. Next up, we were blown away by the phat and modish music of the 16 year old Ian Ridenhour. His integrity and maturity was both enlightening and refreshing. Soon after, we got down and dirty with the vivacious and very sexy Christine Garvin Christmas Go Go Dancers. BJ Leiderman, composer of NPR’s Morning Edition theme, was the Grand Finale of yet another epic podcast.
49 minutes | 4 years ago
Chelsea Clinton and Warren Haynes
Chelsea Clinton and Warren Haynes join us for episode #0049… not really, but pretty close. Asheville City Councilman Brian Haynes, who is Warren Haynes brother, and Tim Weber, owner and head brewer of Twin Leaf Brewery, who hosted Chelsea Clinton just days before the Presidential Election, do join us for episode #0049 at Twin Leaf Brewery. Presidential politics and rock-n-roll were not discussed. Chris Power and Tommy Green stumble their way through the conversation, as Brian’s calm cool demeanor, and Tim’s extraordinary craft beer, make this an episode not to be missed!
22 minutes | 4 years ago
The Legendary Meditations
Just days after the shocking election results, The Meditations rolled into Asheville to sooth our souls. The show at New Mountain AVL with CHALWA was epic, and after, Busker Matty Ryans and Brewpon Tommy Green have a fun chat with Ansel Cridland and Drayton Lumumba Chandell from truly, one of the most important reggae bands of all time. Included are sound checks, the band warming up, and Running from Jamaica, as well as a special singing of Woman Piabba just for us. Crucial.
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