In this Q&A, we chat with Jessy Harding, executive director of the Kentucky Guild of Brewers, and Tyler Madison of the Kentucky Proud program. They talk about what the Kentucky Proud Beer Series is, how the programs work with farmers and brewers, the variety of produce used in the series (butternut squash anyone?!), why they turned this into a month-long event, where to get release information and more.
It's a craft beer Flight Night as we enjoy a four different pours from Blue Stallion Brewing of Lexington — Kolsch, Bruised Orange Pilsner, Lexipolitan and Dunkel — with head brewer JR. In addition to the pours, we talk how JR got into brewing, his move to Blue Stallion, tweaking recipes, the brand's refresh, upcoming projects and more.
Country artist Dustin Herring joins us to talk about working on the farm, winning the County Showdown Songwriting Competition, moving to Nashville, growing up in south Alabama, getting back to his roots, his latest album Acquired Taste, playing with his friend Brandon Wright at the Blazer 88 Benefit and more.
Stephen Castillo and Phill Brush, of country band The Western Express, join us to talk about their debut album, meeting on Craigslist, their name, growing up in Texas, how they're a team, building out the band, working with rockabilly star John Evans, playing gigs and more.
In this Q&A, we chat with Keegan McGee, head brewer at Turtleback Ridge Brewery in Robertson County. Keegan talks about being part of a working farm, how the brewery became part of it, working with other farmers/growers in the area, collaborating with breweries across the state, experimenting with beer styles and flavors, being in Robertson County and what's next.
This week’s spotlight is on Bill Cherry, Founder & Brewmaster at Switchback Brewing Co. Switchback was founded in 2002 by Cherry and his longtime friend Jeff Neiblum. To maximize complexity and flavor, the beer is left unfiltered and carbonated during fermentation by the yeast itself, creating a 100% naturally conditioned beer.
Country artist Johnny Day joins us to talk about working in the oilfields, growing up in Colorado, moving to Nashville fulltime, saying no to his wife's proposal, his favorite beers, working on new music, being on TikTok and more.
In this Q&A, we chat with John King, creator and founder of Drunkwood. John talks about how he got into woodworking, if he's always been creative, being a teacher, how he comes up with designs, working with bourbon barrels, his love of craft beer, being part of the Kentucky Guild of Brewers, how folks kind find his work and more.
We chat with UNspilt creator Leah Jean Shafer on crating the unspillable drink holder. She talks about her love of the great outdoors, enjoying craft beer, creating UNspilt, how it differs from other products, making it in her garage and more.
Singer/songwriter Lauren Balthrop joins us to talk about having fun on social media, learning the fiddle, pursing theater in New York City before turning to music, growing up in Alabama, going solo, her upcoming album, the single Piece of Shit and more.