Episode 333 – Courtney Cowan, Mims Distributing Assistant Purchasing Manager plus Coronado, Upland, and Wicked Weed!!
The beers don’t magically appear in stores and bars – it takes the wizardry of people like Courtney Cowan to get them here! Courtney joins us at the bar and regales us with the intricate path of how beer gets from brewery to you! Plus she reveals her backstory, her years in the retail world, and her journey to us! Of course she finds some delectable treats for us: Coronado Tiki Sunset Kettle Sour, Upland Guava Sour, and both Wicked Weed German Chocolate Cake and Wicked Weed S’mores Imperial Stouts!
Legal news begins the week via CNBC as brewers warn the US Supreme Court to back the Clean Water Act, or else beer will taste like medicine! Next Forbes joins us in NC as they visit some of the breweries of all shapes and sizes that make North Carolina a craft beer Mecca, and then Fortune (thanks Steve!) shows why you’ll never get a fresher beer than right now! We follow with The Brussels Times (thanks Frank!) showcasing Brussels Beer Project and Maison Dandoy joining forces on a new biscuit (um cookie) and a new beer, while Carlsberg (thanks again Steve!) issues their latest Green Fibre Bottle update. We close up shop with Fortune (again!) unveiling Sam Adams Utopias hitting shelves this week!
Last week’s #caskquiz asked “what makes a beer sessionable to you? Style, ABV, finish, something else?” This week we want you to answer a spinoff of the “3 Questions”, namely “what’s the first brewery you remember visiting?”
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