Episode 51: Building innovative brands with SLO Brew’s Rod Cegelski and Koby Collins

Rod Cegelski, co-owner of SLO Brew, and Koby Collins, one of the brewermasters, join us to talk about building innovative brands, creating unique products, brewing a variety of styles, taco chips in beer, benefits of being a brewery and distillery, what’s next and so much more!

SHOW NOTES

Rod Cegelski, co-owner of SLO Brew, and Koby Collins, one of the brewermasters, join us at the 2-minute mark.

  • ONE TOUGH QUESTION (Icebreaker): Did you sit at the front of class or the back?
  • Acquiring SLO Brewing with Hamish Marshall? 
  • How did you and Hamish meet?
  • Koby, how did you get brought into this?
  • Koby, how did you get into brewing?
  • Launching Tio Rodrigo, Porch Pounder and SLO Stills? Why expand like that?
  • Balancing brands and different types?
  • Selling Cali-Squeeze?
  • SLO Brew beers? And a taco beer?
  • Being experimental?
  • Trial and error with making beers on the big scale?
  • Tio Rodrigo and making it?
  • Koby, what’s it like being asked to make some many styles of brews?
  • Being a brewery and distillery and the benefits?
  • Rod and Hammer’s SLO Spirits, cut with the pacific?
  • What’s your beer and whiskey journey been?
  • What’s next for you all?
  • What’s next for the brewing side?
  • What can folks expect if they get to visit SLO Brew?

Published by Jonathan Greene

Jonathan Greene is the host of the Hops & Spirits Podcast. Jonathan loves craft beer, whiskey and telling great stories.

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