In episode 36 I chat with co-owner of The Hollow Bar & Kitchen Dora Philip! We talk all about Dora's time living in NYC, how The Hollow came to be, live shows, how local Covid impacted businesses in downtown Albany are supporting each other, the Restart and Save Our Stages Acts and how you can help. Check it out!

In Ep 35 I talk with Jack McGarry, Co-owner of The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog in lower Manhattan! Topics include coming up through the hospitality industry in Ireland, opening a truly authentic award winning Irish Pub in NYC, being the youngest to ever win International Bartender of the Year, how Covid has affected the business, and his hopes for the future. Enjoy!

In Episode 34 I'm joined by Executive Director of the New York State Brewers Association Paul Leone! We talk all about his professional background in TV Production and Media as well as his role as Executive Director of the Brewers Association. Enjoy!

In Episode 33 I hang out and have some beers with Erik Budrakey! Co-creator and Content Manager of True Brew Magainze. Erik talks about how True Brew Magazine got started, his time in the beer business, how he got into journalism, and the amazing cross country trip that shaped his life. All while we enjoy some delicious beers at Unified Beerworks in Malta, NY. Check it out!

Happy Pride Month! For Episode 32 I chat with Mark McCauslin founder of Colonie Pride! A community led organization for LGBTQ+ citizens and allies in Colonie, NY. Mark shares what his experience was like coming out, forming Colonie Pride, the effort to get the town to formally recognize Pride Month every year, and celebrating pride month in quarantine. Chek it out, enjoy, and spread the word!

For Episode 31 Emmanuel Treski from Speakeasy 518 returns! We talk about the instructional drink making videos Emmanuel has been doing while the Speakeasy has been closed, as well as his recommendations for what you should have on hand to get through this quarantine. Not to mention how we are staying busy at home with video games and dogs of course. Enjoy!

For Episode 30 I welcome back to the show Owner/Brewer at Artisanal Brew Works Kurt Borchardt! We talk about how Artisanal is adjusting to doing business during a pandemic, raising money for out of work hospitality workers with collaborative beers, future beers coming, and a shared desperate need for a haircut. Enjoy!

For Episode 29 I'm joined by the head brewer at Indian Ladder Farms Cidery & Brewery Scott Veltman! Talking everything from how he got into brewing, working at Ommegang and C.H. Evans/The Pump Station, to life on the farm and the best ways to support Indian Ladder these days. As well as what we've been up to when not working of course. Enjoy!

For Ep 28 head brewer of C.H. Evans Brewing at The Albany Pump Station Sam Pagano returns to the podcast! In this quarantine edition of the podcast Sam and I have some drinks while talking about the status of the Pump Station/C.H. Evans. From his new role as beer delivery driver, to the options available to help support the business, as well what we've been doing to keep ourselves entertained at home these days. Some ridiculous, some not. Cheers!

In Episode 27 I get my inner Viking on and head to Helderberg Meadworks in Esperance, NY to drink mead and hang out with owner Peter Voelker! There's talk of Vikings, horns, mead, skulls, and of course our worst fashion choices. Enjoy!

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