In this episode of the podcast, I leave Louisville, KY and drive down Interstate 64 to Lexington, where I visit with Country Boy and West Sixth. Both breweries have been making popular craft beers for about five years now.
At Country Boy, they’re growing (a lot) and Co-Founder Daniel Harrison and Communications Manager Molly Bracknell have a lot to say. We get to hear them tell the brewery’s origin story, which begins in Japan, and we talk about infected beers and why retailers don’t pull them off of shelves. We also discuss their five year anniversary plans and their new Georgetown facility.
Plus, I was able to take this killer 360 photo of Country Boy’s brewing facility.
Post from RICOH THETA. – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA
Then, I speak with West Sixth Brewing Co.’s Joe Kuosman. We talk about the brewery’s philanthropic work (Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter) and their vision on helping agriculture in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We learn that they have a new taproom about a mile away called the Green Room, and we also touch on their past logo problems with a Big-Beer-owned brewery (let’s just say it rhymes with Hagit Matt) for a little bit.
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In each episode of Building Breweries, Michael Moeller speaks with a new brewery representative, from establishments of all sizes, about their origin as a brewery and other Beverage Industry issues, ranging from wholesaling to state regulations. This is Michael’s first podcast project.