Episode 102 – Justin Hughes, Beverage Director with Bear Republic, Atwater & Ballast Point!

Take a trip with us over to the Dark Side…On-Premise! We have Justin Hughes, who works as the beverage director for a local chain of restaurants. He shares great stories with us as we try some tasty new treats: Bear Republic Grand Am American Pale Ale, Atwater Poorboy Smoked Porter, and Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin IPA!

This week’s news segment begins with a map from VinePair showing the locations of the top 50 US Craft Breweries in 2014, followed by Thrillist’s opinion piece that craft beer is dead and Gose killed it, and then Time with 8 reasons to love beer on National Beer Day—or any day really. Next up is the winner of the finale of the most loved beer label contest by CNBC, then Jezebel stating that everybody wants to drink beer with the wrong famous people, and finally we have a scathing takedown of the “Food Babe” blogger by Gawker.

Last week our #caskquiz was “what is your favorite historic brewery?” This week we are asking “what celebrity would YOU like to have a beer with?”

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Author: Tales From The Cask

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