• Bikin' Bits: Hot Springs, Arkansas - Fun, Flowy, No Tech Lunch Time Ride

    Welcome to Bikin' Bits - a bit about bikin' - so you don't have to look forever to find the trails you want to ride. Where we tell you the loops to ride, the loopdy-loops to ride, the uphills, the downhills.

    Where we summarize the trails, so you know exactly where you want to go, how long you want to spend, how much elevation you want to gain and how much descent you want to fly down. And of course there'll be a brewery recommendation or two at the end.

    Hot Springs, Arkansas and Northwoods Trails

    The Northwoods Trail System is around 3 miles outside of Hot Springs, and is very well maintained and marked, making for fun, flowy rides. With two main sections that connect well together, there are trails for beginners to experts, and all of them are worthy of your time.

    Here's the Ride!

    For this ride, we only had a limited time, and we wanted to check out the green trails (and a few blue) to explore what they had to offer. While they are green trails, they were still a lot of fun, making them a great ride with a group of friends with varying levels.

    Stats: 4 miles, 200 feet of elevation gain, about 40 minutes - perfect for a quick lunch time or afternoon ride, to at least claim some movement before you grab a beer!

    Start at Waterworks Trailhead at Bee's Knees to Dewdropper. Climb back up Dewdropper to hit Sidecar (a bit of a climb but not punchy) to take you to your choice of going down Cat's Meow or Yaupon Yop.

    Yaupon Yop is a 1/2 mile down green trail that's fast and flowy with some roller coasty action without any gaps or tables.

    Cat's Meow is a 1/2 mile down only blue trail allowing you to tear it up for with roller coaster vibes, berms, and intermediate jumps - but can skirt around the jumps - All fun, flowy, awesome!

    Those two runs join together at an intersection where we went on Freeman (for a short distance) to Sanderson Pass (transitional trails) to your choice of either Funguy (green) or Rockhound (blue). They both meet back down at the bottom together.

    Funguy is green and just over 1/2 mile but fun, flowy and fast.

    Rockhound is blue and a mile in length and gets you climbing right out of the gate. You'll ride along a ridgline overlooking the lake and the last 1/3 you can open up into downhill with flowy action along with a couple of switchbacks and a few almost techy rock sections.

    The last part is Bearcat Pass, a gravel forest road bringing you back to the parking lot where you can even wash your bike.

    Check out northwoodstrails.org for all the details. And of course, you can find this ride and many more on Trailforks.

    Here's the Beer!

    Where to drink the beer after biking here? Superior Bathhouse Brewery!

    Just three miles back into town, you'll hit up Superior, the only brewery in a national park that also happens to brew with the hot springs potable water. Beer, food, bikes, and patio seating! What more can you ask for?

    Check out Superior Bathhouse Brewery's unique story here.

    Check out all of the Bikin' Bits podcasts episodes here.

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    11m - Jun 7, 2024
  • Finding Culture and Community through Wine Lovers Travel

    As a craft beer lover, would you consider a wine tour? How about if that wine tour was across the ocean? Say, in places like Croatia, Spain, or even Australia? Gail from Wine Lovers Travel is doing just that - combining her passion for wine and travel and bringing them together to create community.

    Meet Gail from Wine Lovers Travel

    If you've ever considered a group trip to experience a new place, and you want to experience the flavors of that place, Gail understands. That is exactly why she started what she calls her passion project. Which is now a successful tour company that brings people from all over the world together to explore new places, all while enjoying the wines and more of each region.

    Gail, like many others, began her professional life in corporate sales dealing with software and technology. Lucrative profession? Yes? Satisfying? For Gail, not so much.

    Knowing at a very young age that she wanted to travel, heading into the corporate world instead, this dream of traveling never left. So after years climbing the corporate ladder, she jumped to a different rung and paved the way for her to finally follow her passion. Along the way, she fell in love with wine.

    And in 2019, Wine Lovers Travel was born. Then 2020 happened, and like everyone else on the planet, she had to pivot. But it might just have been that pivot that really got her excited about bringing people together over a beverage she loves, wine.

    We get it. The beverage we love, beer, does the same for us. It's simply the medium that brings people together. And doing that while traveling to explore where these beverages come from, that's more icing on the cake.

    It's not about the wine (or the beer).

    This is Gail's story. Of following a passion. Of bringing people together. Of the importance of travel. Of the importance of culture. But really, it's incentive for you to consider a wine tour, even if you're a craft beer lover.

    Because in the end, you'll learn more about wine, drink craft beer along the way, but more importantly, you'll learn that it's really not about the craft beer (or the wine), it's about the people.

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    1h 9m - Apr 25, 2024
  • The SoulFire Project: A Guitar and a Full Tank of Gas

    If you’ve ever had a dream that doesn’t fit the typical dream, this is the episode to listen to. Join us on a beach in Baja, where we sit down with Copper right after The SoulFire Project set us all afire with their light and soul!

    In 30 minutes you’ll be inspired to ditch everything you don't need and follow everything you’ve always wanted to do. This is Cooper's story and how he turned his dreams into a reality. But more than that, it might just be your inspiration to do the same.

    Meet The SoulFire Project

    The SoulFire Project is exactly that - a project - envisioned from a dream that combined travel and artistic endeavors that turned into a reality of global musicians traveling the Americas in a 1979 converted school bus. And just like this isn't any band, this bus isn't just any bus. It's as much of a piece of art and culture as the music is. Running off of vegetable oil and powered by solar, the iconic and highly recognizable bus is a home just as much as it is a creative space.

    But it is also a way for the entire team to live sustainably, from the fuel used in the bus to the food they eat, to the waste expended. As Cooper says, “It's important for us as responsible human beings to live in the most sustainable way that we can, and now we’re doing this nomadically.”

    Gaining experience and perspective all along their journeys, The SoulFire Project embraces inspiring musical styles. Taking inspiration both from the music and the musicians, their genre is a Mestizo World Fusion of styles the likes of Cumbia, Reggae, Afro-Latin, and more.

    Meet Cooper Morgan, Instigator of The SoulFire Project

    And it all began with a two month trip.

    Cooper Morgan, the self-defined instigator and creative force behind The SoulFire Project, is the songwriter, the vocalist, guitarist, and sometimes even a percussionist. He's also the mechanic and aspiring engineer of sorts to setup and maintain the bus they all live and travel in.

    That two month trip turned into 11 months and then into a future born from a dream, from travels, and from artists met along the way.

    With a guitar and a full tank of gas, Cooper realized he had everything he needed to create a life he loved.

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    43m - Apr 11, 2024
  • Getting Lost is the Best Way to Find Yourself

    Crossing the border into Baja, there were no plans of joining other travelers and van-lifers while we journeyed south to experience as much of Baja as we could in the two short months that we were there.

    Turns out, though, as our travels often do, that we became a part of a van-life community that was about much more than just finding the beautiful places. This community of van-lifers and travelers gets you lost in the moment all while helping you find exactly where you're supposed to be, even if you didn't know you were looking for it in the first place.

    The Journal of Lost Time: Van-Life Gatherings

    Josiah and his team at the Journal of Lost Time do exactly that, all while welcoming everyone in: travelers, van-lifers, locals, dreamers, activists, pretty much anyone who is excited about all that the beautifully odd human race has to offer all across the globe.

    These van-life, traveler gatherings create community through local art, food, music, dance, beer, and the pure joy of finding a community while enjoying the freedom of the open road.

    Meet Josiah Roe from The Journal of Lost Time

    This cowboy hat wearing, travel loving, event producing person is much more than just those titles. Josiah Roe is the brain behind events that celebrate the joy that people find when they come together to be...well, just together. His van-life events are held all across the globe with one main goal - a celebration of community.

    Temporary villages of locals, nomads, van-lifers, and overlanders gathered together in celebration of community, and community in beautiful places. Because, as The Journal of Lost Time community says, "We go further, together."

    Whether you're looking for community on the road or you're an event planner yourself, listening to Josiah will get you pumped either way. He has a passion for creating connections while advocating for the places those connections are made in, and that's just the beginning. Yes, the events he hosts are about bringing people together, but doing so is also about doing it in a way that attendees are always welcomed back and travelers and locals learn from each other, making lasting connections.

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    54m - Mar 26, 2024
  • Drink Like a Girl: A Story of Community, Collabs, and Pink Boots

    International Women's Day is March 8, and we're celebrating it like a girl, beer in hand, mountain bikes at the ready. Ok, maybe not riding while drinking, but you get the picture. We're doing what we do best, and Samantha Danen from Third Space Brewing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is doing what she does best.

    Meet Samantha Danen from Third Space Brewing

    Samantha Danen, Head Production Manager, and the rest of the team at Third Space Brewing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are celebrating by teaming up with the Pink Boots Society for its annual collab brew day and beer release of Like a Girl.

    Sam started homebrewing in college and fell in love with all aspects of beer. As a art history major, it was easy for her to see the art of brewing. She could compare art and beer together. Beer being its own medium.

    Starting at Third Space in 2020, Sam worked her way up from brewers assistant to where she is now, always appreciating beer and brewing as an art form and a collaborative and welcoming space.

    Not only is this Sam's story, this is a story for women in the brewing industry. A story about collaboration bringing women back into the fold of a story they began hundreds of years ago. 

    About Pink Boots Society and Pink Boots Collab Brew Day

    Sam's recipe for the Pink Boots Collab Brew Day, Like a Girl, resonates that belief in all aspects of the process. As a former Pink Boots Chapter Head and current member, Sam loves bringing women together to brew beer. It's educational, but more importantly, it builds community and gives women a voice in a male dominated industry.

    Pink Boots Society ensures that women have a place in craft beer today.

    An international organization for women and nonbinary individuals who work in the fermented beverage industry, Pink Boots Society provides educational opportunities for their members. Their biggest fundraiser is their collaborative brew day centered around International Women's Day.

    Drink Like a Girl

    Let's continue the conversation. Talk about women in brewing. Use you voice. Ask questions. Be curious. And if you love beer, by all means, drink Like a Girl. After all, beer is actually a girly drink.

    Thanks, Alewives! You've paved the path, and we're finally getting back on it. Or maybe, we're paving a new one.

    Like a Girl is released on March 8, International Women's Day, in the taproom at Third Space Brewing.

    Click here for the full show notes, including links, images, resources, and more.

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    48m - Mar 7, 2024
  • Amonia Cerveceria: A La Paz Craft Beer Bar Staple

    Sometimes you just need a good beer, and some of the best beer in La Paz, Baja California Sur, can be found at a beer bar. Welcome to Amonia Cervecería, a La Paz beer bar worthy of your time.

    Meet Nico from Amonia Cervecería

    Nico Perez Prieto is one of the co-founders and co-owners of Amonia Cervecería, a La Paz craft beer bar and bottle shop. It may be located off the beaten path away from La Paz's Malecón, but is still a must stop on any beer lover's itinerary.

    Sourcing beers from all over Mexico and the world, Nico and the entire team at Amonia Cervecería work to impress, not just to pour beer. With their knowledge of craft beers, your taste buds are sure to find a beer you love. Nico pretty much guarantees it. 

    Previously working at Pacific Brew and helping a friend at a beer festival, Nico quickly gained a passion for craft beer. His entrepreneurial spirit ultimately brought him and his partner together to open Amonia, one of La Paz's best craft beer bars and bottleshops.

    But that's not all. Nico is now one of the forerunners in not only La Paz, but also Baja and Baja Sur, in the creation of local beer festivals and brewing up a burgeoning homebrewing community.

    And while only around two percent of the population of La Paz drink craft beer, Nico doesn't look at this figure as a negative. He looks at it as a lot of room to grow. And it is doing just that.

    Join us as we chat with Nico about Baja and Baja Sur's craft beer scene, his passion behind it, and his love of bringing good beer from all over the world to the places and people he loves.

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    58m - Feb 23, 2024
  • Black Marlin Brewing Co and Pacific Brew: Baja Sur Craft Beer

    Michel, Vivian, and Hiram, are not just every day people. These three along with their team, make up two La Paz craft breweries: Black Marlin Brewing Co and Pacific Brew. And while these three wonderful humans are brewers, owners, and entrepreneurs, more importantly, they are all also friends.

    And isn't that what craft beer is actually about? Community and friendship over a damn good beer? Exactly, and that is why we were lucky enough to chat with the three them together to learn more about Black Marlin Brewing Co and Pacific Brew. But to also learn more about the stories behind the people that have a passion for craft beer in Baja.

    Meet Michel and Vivian from Black Marlin Brewing Co

    Michel Davidson originally started Black Marlin as a cold brew coffee company. And then he met Hiram who had yet to open Pacific Brew. Hiram wanted to know if Michel had ever brewed beer before. Starting with a Mr. Brew Kit, Michel and Hiram gave it a go.

    Michel, a crossfit competitor and car lover, he figured why not also open a brewery and restaurant. Eventually he and Hiram excelled beyond that initial Mr. Brew. They purchased a kettle used to make tamales, modified it for brewing, and then roped Vivian into the mix. And as they say, the rest is history.

    Ernesto Vivian, co-founder at Black Marlin, athlete, architect, and designer, helped design and build out both taprooms. Alongside Michel and Hiram, Vivian helped to change the craft beer scene in La Paz and Baja Sur.

    Meet Hiram from Pacific Brew

    Working at a bottle shop and then with Michel at Black Marlin Brewing Co, Hiram Saenz, a competitive skateboarder and once a culinary arts student, knew he wanted more than just a job. Along came his business partner, Adam, who asked if Hiram knew how to brew – he did. Voila! The two of them began planning a La Paz brewery of their own. Welcome to Pacific Brew.

    La Paz Craft Breweries

    This is the story behind two La Paz craft breweries. Each unique. Each contributing to the expansion of the La Paz and Baja California Sur craft beer scene. And while the two breweries have their own style and ambiance, all of the friends who own, brew, and operate these Baja Sur breweries, are supportive of each other, their families, their goals, and the growth of a city they all love.

    Welcome to craft beer in La Paz, Baja California Sur, where beer is just the instrument that gets the people together.

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    57m - Feb 8, 2024
  • Bikin' Bits: Patagonia, Arizona - An Epic MTB Loop on the AZT

    Welcome to Bikin' Bits - a bit about bikin' - so you don't have to look forever to find the trails you want to ride. Where we tell you the loops to ride, the loopdy-loops to ride, the uphills, the downhills.

    Where we summarize the trails, so you know exactly where you want to go, how long you want to spend, how much elevation you want to gain and how much descent you want to fly down. And of course there'll be a brewery recommendation or two at the end.

    Patagonia, Arizona, and the AZT

    Patagonia is a tiny little town in southern Arizona known for its big heart and gravel biking trails. But that doesn't stop the mountain bikers from paying a visit here. It's a welcoming place for all, including through hikers on the 800 mile Arizona Trail.

    Here's the Ride!

    Park in town in Patagonia right across from the Patagonia Lumber Company. This is very important because the Lumber Company is actually a beer and wine bar and makes for a great reward when done biking.

    Start in town and then head to Temporal Canyon Rd - about 6.6 miles of gravel road with around 800 feet of gain. Bonus: This road has some dispersed camping along the way.

    Then you'll be at a trailhead for the Arizona Trail where you'll get on the Temporal Gulch West Trail. Prepare yourself. This section is 4.5 miles with a 1,000 feet of gain.

    Finally, you're rewarded with 7.5 miles of down on the Temporal Gulch South Trail - descending about 1100 feet. Added not so bonus: dodging cow pies!

    Then head back towards town by going under the bridge and getting on the Patagonia Train Track Trail for the last 4.5 miles.

    For the detailed map, check out the Temporal Loop Ride on Trailforks.

    Here's the Beer!

    Where to drink the beer after biking the Temporal Loop in Patagonia? Patagonia Lumber Company, once an old lumber company and now a brilliant hangout with food trucks, craft beer, wine, and live music.

    If you have more time, head on over to Wagon Wheel Saloon for a dive bar vibe with good food and cold beer.

    Want more beer? Not a problem! Head to Sonoita to hit up Copper Brothel Brewery for quality brews, food, and people!

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    10m - Jan 31, 2024
  • Hey Mulegé (Brewing Co)! A Baja Sur Craft Beer Story

    If you find yourself planning an excursion to the Baja Peninsula, be sure to add in the many Baja breweries to your travel plans, including Mulegé Brewing Co in the adorable seaside town of Mulegé, Baja California Sur.

    Mulegé Brewing planted roots directly in town in 2019 and soon grew out of their space. But not their roots, which will always be planted firmly within the Mulegé community. Now, conveniently located on Mexico Highway 1, the infamous transpeninsular highway that takes travelers through an array of stark desert beauty and glistening coastal aquamarine waters of the Sea of Cortez, Mulegé Brewing is a must-stop.

    Meet Brian and Miguel from Mulegé Brewing Co

    And that is exactly what happened to Brian Attard, owner of Mulegé Brewing Co. His first trip to Baja became his destiny. Rounding the corner into Santa Rosalia, his first glance of the Sea of Cortez called him home. And his retirement became a new endeavor. He and his wife, Anna Katherine, opened Mulegé Brewing Co, bringing a much needed craft brewery into the Baja craft beer scene.

    Miguel Ramirez, Mulegé Brewing Co's brewer, also fell in love with Mulegé when he came to visit from Venezuela. A chemistry teacher turned brewer, Miguel is Brian's brother-in-law, and eager to expand his love of craft beer and brewing, while helping to build a family owned and operated business.

    Join us as we chat with Brian and Miguel about owning a brewery in Baja California Sur, the joys of traveling and living here, and the community that you'll find all along the way.

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    52m - Jan 25, 2024
  • Craft Beer and StressLess Camping Make for Less Stress

    RVing, camping, traveling - all come with a bit of stress. But that's where StressLess Camping comes into play, along with that long awaited can of craft beer that is cracked open once you're settled in.

    Meet Peggy and Tony from StressLess Camping

    Craft beer, travel, and adventure. Sounds like us here at Living a Stout Life. But this isn't our story. This is Peggy and Tony Barthel's story. One all about craft beer, of course, but also StressLess Camping.

    Peggy and Tony started StressLess Camping after they hit the road, leaving - as they call it - "the state that shall not be named" behind. Realizing they had both the expertise and passion to help fellow RVers hit the road, StressLess Camping was born. Their website and podcast are stock full of traveling resources such as gear guides, RV reviews, gadget reviews, tips and tricks, travel guides, and more.

    Join us as we chat RV mishaps, RV beer cellars, RV resources, craft beer resources, solo camping, RV lifestyles, and more. And of course we talk about the beer all along the journey. Whether you're an RVer, a wannabe RVer, or just a craft beer lover who loves to hear all about where to find the beer and how fellow beer-lovers get there, this is the episode for you.

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    1h 16m - Dec 1, 2023
  • Bufona Cervecería Colombiana: Crafting Community in Colombia

    Is there really anything better than pizza and beer with friends? Only if that pizza and beer with friends is in a home overlooking the stunning Colombian city of Medellin with the owners of Bufona Cervecería Colombiana, a craft brewery in the heart of Medellin, Colombia.

    Welcome to Bufona Cervecería

    Welcome to Bufona, one of the newest cervecerías artesanales in Medellín, Colombia. With a patio located directly on the sidewalk in El Poblado, a bustling neighborhood of bars, eateries, shops, and a vibrant night life, this intimate taproom is not one to be passed by.

    Especially when you consider the meaning of the name, Bufona. Roughly translating to the likes of jesters or entertainers, Bufona Cerveceria Artesanal is exactly that. A place to get out of the hustle of everyday life. The goal here is community.

    Meet Daniel and Tomas

    A passion for community and purpose always, beer didn’t enter the picture until later. In fact, Tomas, cofounder and self titled finance guy of Bufona, didn’t even like beer at first. Although he did become a bottle collector. As for liking beer now? There’s no doubt.

    Daniel, cofounder and brewer, on the other hand, liked beer since he started drinking in university. He never imagined, though, that he would become a professional brewer.

    The two met in high school. Tomas went on to university and became a psychologist. Daniel went on to university to study mechanical engineering. However, not finding the passion for it that he had envisioned, he took off traveling instead. It was on those travels that he happened upon a beer bar in South Africa where he fell in love with all the flavors of beer. Coming back to Colombia, Daniel couldn’t find those flavors, so he started brewing them.

    And since when owning a brewery you have to also make money, it made sense for the two of them to come together.

    Although Daniel jokes that there’s a lot more to owning a brewery than simply brewing.

    “When you're just starting, we are not a brewery, we are a cleaning service that occasionally brews.”

    And for anyone that knows brewing, there’s not a much truer statement than that.

    Their goals for Bufona are as big and beautiful as their country is. Ophelia, their biggest cheerleader and Tomas’s girlfriend sums up their mission with a fierce confidence.

    "It's about building a country with the beer."

    Join us as we sit in Daniel’s living room, comfortably seated on the floor with the coffee table holding the best centerpieces ever: Bufona beers, pizza from a local joint, and an impressive array of chips. While taking in the beauty of the city below through the homes’ impressive expanse of windows, we chat like we’ve been friends forever. About Medellín’s beer scene. About obtaining hops and malts. About the community that Bufona is creating one beer at a time. 

    For the complete set of show notes click here.

    Relevant Links:

    To connect with Bufona, click here.

    To learn more about visiting Medellín, click here.

    To learn more about Hammock Universe, click here.

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    57m - Oct 19, 2023
  • Sierra Blanca Cerveceriá: A Colombian Craft Brewery Story

    The Colombian craft beer scene is one that deserves to be recognized. And one of those Colombian craft breweries is located in the heart of Medellín.

    Welcome to Sierra Blanca Cerveceriá, where the beer is fantastic and the people are even better. This is Sierra Blanca Cerveceria's story, but it's also a story that belongs to Medellín's craft beer scene just as much.

    The Wonders of Medellín, Colombia

    Medellín is a thriving city full of a diverse group of people consisting of locals, expats, digital nomads, and tourists. Many of them looking for the next best thing to experience, the next best dish to savor, or, if you're like us, the next best beer to write home about.

    And while the Medellín craft beer scene is about ten years behind the craft beer scene in the States, it is thriving just as much as the city is. And people here are beginning to appreciate the wonders of craft beer alongside the wonders of this culturally vibrant city.

    Meet Carlos from Sierra Blanca Cerveceriá

    Carlos, owner and head brewer at Sierra Blanca Cervecería is helping that appreciation for craft beer along quite nicely. A conference interpreter turned brewer and brewery owner, Carlos has visited many countries. Places like Panama, Chile, the U.S., Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and more.

    And along the way he fell in love with beer. So when the pandemic hit and his conference travels slowed down, it was a given. Time to brew more and dial it in. And that he did. The result?

    Carlos now heads up one of the best breweries in Medellín with a focus on local ingredients. He and other brewers in Colombia are working hard at creating a craft beer scene that is distinctly Colombian. And that includes the welcoming personas of the Colombian people along with the flavors native to the countryside. Flavors such as passion fruits (of which there are many) and tomate arbol (a fruit which roughly translates to tree tomato.

    Inspired by his Latin American roots, Carlos loves to be unique and creative. He brews saisons, barrel-aged beers, and even chichas (a corn-based brew dating back to the Inca era), alongside the more typical craft beers such as IPAs, ambers, and more.

    So, grab a beer. Join us as we chat with Carlos about the Colombian craft beer scene and how Medellín craft beer fits into it. But also, and more importantly, about how beer brings people together across aisles, countries, and cultures.

    For the complete set of show notes, including connections, images, and the beer we drank, click here.

    Relevant Links:

    To connect with Sierra Blanca, click here.

    To learn more and register for Camp Carpe Diem, click here.

    To learn more about visiting Medellín, click here.

    To learn more about Harvest Hosts, click here.

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    1h 12m - Sep 3, 2023
  • ÖlBröder Cerveza Artesanal: Craft Brewery Stories from Colombia

    What do you get when you put two brothers, a dog, and beer together? Sounds like a recipe for a story in the making. And that is exactly how ÖlBröder Cerveza Artesanal in Medellín, Colombia, was crafted. From two brothers with a passion for a challenge, a desire to create beer with a Colombian flair, and a story behind all that they brew. This is one story behind the many craft breweries in Medellín, Colombia

    Finding Craft Breweries in Medellín, Colombia

    Visiting Medellín with a goal of experiencing a different culture than the U.S., we also knew we wanted to seek out the craft beer scene. Not knowing where to start, we did what any traveler does in the 21st century - googled it. And after finding some widely known and widely distributed breweries - but not so widely considered cervecería artesanals (craft breweries), we finally made it to ÖlBröder, an intimate craft brewery in the heart of Medellín. While they may not have an impressive wall of taps, what they do have is uniquely crafted brews, many using local ingredients, and all solid in their styles.

    Meet Julian from ÖlBröder Cerveza Artesanal

    From the moment we walked into ÖlBröder, we knew we wanted to find out more. So when we got the chance to sit down with Julian, one of the brothers, we didn't hesitate. Former engineer and teacher, Julian now gets to bring both of those careers back to the forefront as a brewer. And his passion for all of the above is evidenced in the beer he brews, the joy he gets out of educating his customers, and the ambiance of his community-minded taproom.

    Ironically, though, when he first started brewing, Julian didn't even like beer. But he took on the personal challenge of brewing because he loved the process, consequently falling in love with the process, and ultimately, the beer.

    Gone to the Dogs at ÖlBröder Cerveza Artesanal

    Every brewery needs a brewery dog, and ÖlBröder is no different. Meet Duna, the third brother. Found wandering the streets as a puppy, this little black dog needed a home, and Julian obliged. While she has since crossed the Rainbow Bridge, her memory lives on through the artwork in the taproom and the beer we drink while conversing and laughing with friends. Every beer name has a story, and these beer names have all gone to the dogs.

    Take a trip with us to Medellín's craft breweries, and listen in as we talk to Julian all about the story behind his brewery, behind the name, and behind the beers. You'll learn a bit about how breweries function in Colombia, and how Julian and his brother create a community that is distinctly Colombian, welcoming in locals, tourists, ex-pats, and digital nomads - bringing them all together with tastings, language meet-ups, music, and more. This is craft beer in Medellín, Colombia. 

    For the complete set of show notes, including connections, images, and the beer we drank, click here.

    Relevant Links:

    To connect with ÖlBröder, click here.

    To learn more and register for Camp Carpe Diem, click here.

    To learn more about visiting Medellín, click here.

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    1h 5m - Jul 19, 2023
  • Finding Community on the Road with Traveling Gatherings

    RV events are one way to build community on the road, but when you pair those RV events with craft breweries and beer, like Camp Carpe Diem, you get more than just a meet and greet, you get lifetime friendships.

    And that is exactly how Traveling Gatherings came to fruition - an idea of putting RV events together in one place, making it easy to find community while living an RV lifestyle. Actually it was literally a dream come true.

    Meet Michael Andersen of Traveling Gatherings

    Michael Andersen, founder of Traveling Gatherings, like many of us who decide to go the unconventional route and live in an RV, didn't quite have his RV career path figured out before taking off across roads unknown. He figured it out along the way. Purchasing a shuttle bus in 2019 and converting it into a camper was a step in the right direction for an RV lifestyle, but that lifestyle didn't happen until after 2020. And we all know what happened in 2020.

    An event planner by trade, working in the hospitality industry, 2020 all but wiped that career out for the next couple of years, making the transition into an RV lifestyle quite an easy choice. Michael and his girlfriend, Andrea, along with their dog, Bruce, decided they would travel for a year. Now nine months into that plan, they have also decided they're nowhere near done.

    RV Events, RV Stories, & RV Advice (Breweries, Too)

    But what to do when your modeling career is over and you're not rich? (OK, no modeling career ever happened.) The answer? Go to sleep. At least that's what worked for Michael. Waking up one morning after dreaming about creating an RV event website, that is exactly what he did.

    And this is his story. And it's a story that resonates with many travelers along with wannabe travelers. Join us as we chat about transitioning into a full time traveler, life on the road, places to camp, places to explore, breweries to visit, checking in on Untappd, and how to find community along the way.

    For the complete set of show notes, including travel resources, connections, links, and images, click here.

    To connect more with Traveling Gatherings, click here.

    To learn more and register for Camp Carpe Diem, click here.

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    1h 31m - Jun 1, 2023
  • Brewing Up Classics and Community at Cedar City Brewing Co

    Welcome to Lebanon, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville, where you'll find one of Tennessee's newest breweries in an historical town square. Where, after challenges in the changing music industry and the somewhat dull nature of IT work, you'll find a brewer excited about what Cedar City Brewing Company is bringing to the craft beer scene. 

    We have partnered up with Malteurop Malting Company (MMC) to highlight some phenomenal craft breweries for American Craft Beer Week, May 15-21, 2023. Whether it's ACBW or just any other Wednesday, be sure to celebrate the breweries that you love - no matter the day of the week!

    Meet Sean Jewett, Head Brewer

    Cedar City is the brewery, but Sean is the artist behind it as its Head Brewer. With a background in music and IT, Sean Jewett comes to brewing with an artistic yet scientific stance. After a shift in the music industry and a lack of excitement and artistry in IT Sean found the perfect fit in brewing beer.

    Bringing the classics to small town Tennessee, Sean believes beer should be approachable and drinkable for everyone. Not everything has to shift and change and be unique. There's always someone doing that. Sean strives to make classic beers that are great companions for the conversations had while drinking them.

    That's one of the reasons he switched from IT to beer - the conversations, connections, and community that surrounds it.

    Classic Beers, Community, Yeast, and Music

    Join us as we chat with Sean about Cedar City, his journey through ever-changing industries and finding his passion in beer. We also chat music, food, and delve a little deep into the world of yeast. There's always something brewing when it comes to conversations centered around beer.

    Oh, and being so close to Nashville, we can't resist giving you a bit of a rundown on the Craft Brewers Conference that just happened there and Nashville's music and craft beer scene. It's a rockin' - or should we say boot-stompin' - good time! 

    For the complete set of show notes, including connections, links, and images, click here.

    To connect more with Cedar City Brewing Co, click here.

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    1h 17m - May 15, 2023
  • Classic Beers with a Side of Chaos at Meddlesome Brewing Co

    In the land of Memphis, Tennessee, the beer may not run far and wide, and you'll be hard press to find marshmallow flavored beers. But what you will find are two passionate brewers all about the classics. Located in the burbs of Memphis, Meddlesome Brewing Company brings together community over good, classic beers. After all, what's more meddlesome in the age of throwing everything into a beer, than being classic, instead?

    We have partnered up with Malteurop Malting Company (MMC) to highlight some phenomenal craft breweries for American Craft Beer Week, May 15-21, 2023. Whether it's ACBW or just any other Wednesday, be sure to celebrate the breweries that you love - no matter the day of the week!

    Meet Ben Pugh and Richie EsQuivel

    Early on Ben and Richie, now co-founders and owners of Meddlesome Brewing Company, in Memphis, Tennessee, became friends when they first met within their homebrewing community. The two shared recipes and entered into brewing competitions with nothing but passion and community on their side. It was that passion and DIY style of homebrewing that ultimately led them to open Meddlesome.

    Classic Beers with a Side of Chaos

    With inspiration to meddle with the gimmicks and trends of craft brewing, Ben and Richie set out with a goal to give beer drinkers good classic beers. But that's not to say, they don't like to F**k Around and Find Out (which is a name of their pepper beer), because what's more meddlesome than also adding a bit of chaos into the scene.

    On that note, Meddlesome isn't interested in what everyone else is doing They're interested in making beers for the people that show up for them and making sure everyone around has something to satisfy them. 

    Join us as we chat all the above and more giving you a glimpse into Ben and Richie's world. Their passion for beer, their community, their family, their DIY style, and their down to earth meddling sense of exploration will keep you entertained and informed. Because beer is always better when its crafted with spirit - Memphis Spirit, that is. 

    For the complete set of show notes, including connections, links, and images, click here.

    To connect more with Meddlesome Brewing Co, click here.

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    57m - May 1, 2023
  • Roadhouse Brewing: Paving the Way to Sustainable Breweries

    Celebrating Earth Day once a year is not enough. How about an entire month? Yes, Earth Day is in April, so you could consider April also being Earth Month. But in reality, everyday should be Earth Day. And it is in that spirit, that we are talking with Roadhouse Brewing in regards to sustainable breweries.

    But what does sustainable really mean? And how do breweries fit into that picture?

    Meet Jon from Pure Madness Brewery Group

    Having really only a superficial understanding of how a brewery can be considered a sustainable brewery - Meaning they use solar, repurpose their spent grains, recycle waste products, and do their best to treat the planet with kindness and respect - We wanted to delve deeper into what being a sustainable brewery means.

    That is why we sat down with Jon Courtois, Director of Operations (and my newly assigned title for him - Sustainability Guru) at Pure Madness Brewery Group. Pure Madness oversees two craft breweries: Roadhouse Brewing Company in Jackson Hole and Melvin Brewing in Alpine, Wyoming.

    Jon works in the brewing industry, but he is also in love with the outdoors. Meaning he, along with all of us, has a reason to care about how our beloved beer impacts our beloved planet. An avid snowboarder, living in the Jackson Hole surrounding area, Jon understands first hand why the two breweries under Pure Madness group are working so hard at being sustainable.

    B Corp Brewery: Above and Beyond Sustainability

    But that's not where they stop. Roadhouse is actually one of a very few B Corp Certified Breweries in the U.S. What that means to you and me as consumers is that we're getting some of the best tasting beer that also happens to be some of the best for the environment.

    Officially, B Corp Certification is a designation that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials. 

    We hope you enjoy our conversation with Jon about what it means for the team at Roadhouse (with Melvin soon to be following suit), the consumers, and the community to be a B Corp Certified Brewery. Because it's more than just a title. In Jackson Hole, it's a way of life.

    Roadhouse Brewing and Jackson Hole

    Not only do we talk about what it means to be a sustainable brewery and B Corp Certified, but we also chat about what it means to be a brewery located in Jackson Hole. With brand ambassadors, partners such as Teton County Search and Rescue, and an entire community that rallies around Mother Nature and damn good beer, Roadhouse embraces sustainable living.

    And then there's the beer. Of course, we talk beer! Tune in to learn all about their Kush series beer, with the first one being released in partnership with B Corp Certified partners. Those partners are: Creature Comforts Brewing Co in GA , Mainstem Malt, and Roy Farms - all B Corp Certified partners.

    For the complete set of show notes, including connections, links, and images, click here.

    And don't forget to sign up for Camp Carpe Diem - It's going to be epic! Click here to register or for more info.

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    50m - Apr 26, 2023
  • Bikin' Bits: Tucson - Sweet MTB Trails at Sweetwater

    Welcome to Bikin' Bits - a bit about bikin' - so you don't have to look forever to find the trails you want to ride. Where we tell you the loops to ride, the loopdy-loops to ride, the uphills, the downhills.

    Where we summarize the trails, so you know exactly where you want to go, how long you want to spend, how much elevation you want to gain and how much descent you want to fly down. And of course there'll be a brewery recommendation at the end.

    Sweetwater Trails in Tucson

    Believe it or not, there's some great desert riding in the Tucson area, and Sweetwater Preserve is one of the best. While there are no black trails at this trail system, it's worth your time even if you're an expert rider, which we are not. The trails here are rocky, but somehow they still manage to be flowy and fun.

    But fair warning, we think the plant life might be out to get you anywhere in Arizona. Those cacti can be trouble if you happen to fall into one, so bring the tweezers, just in case! No, we didn't have to use them...yet.

    Here's the Ride!

    Start at the main trailhead by heading right on Saguaro Vista. From there, you'll basically take right hand turns at every intersection. This will keep you in a loop. And by doing this, you’ll hit almost every trail on this system. There are a couple of left hand turns to make sure you do hit all of the trails.

    Basically our ride followed the recommended ride on Trailforks, Tour de Sweetwater. This route is around 13 miles with about 800 feet of elevation gain, and we took about 90 minutes to ride it. Be sure to stop and enjoy the views. We think mountain biking with the mighty Saguaro cacti as a backdrop is pretty friggin cool!

    Here's the Beer!

    Where to drink the beer after biking at Sweetwater in Tucson? Catalina Brewing Company, a bike themed brewery just about seven miles north of Sweetwater. And right around the corner from Catalina is Button Brew House.

    Want more beer? Not a problem in Tucson. Click here for all the beer and more in Tucson.

    Check out all of the Bikin' Bits podcasts episodes here.

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    10m - Mar 2, 2023
  • Peter Bouckaert Finds Purpose After New Belgium

    Can you imagine walking into a brewery and being served by Peter Bouckaert himself? It could happen. And according to his business partner, who also happens to be his wife, we can chalk up that possible scenario to his funny face.

    Not that his face is funny; it's actually quite normal. However, when Peter gets the itch to be moving on to something new - he loves learning and has no use for boredom - Frezi reports that he gets this funny look on his face. One that she knows well.

    Join us as we chat with the partners of Purpose Brewing & Cellars. Not only do we talk beer and the stories behind the beer, but we delve deeper into the hunt for barrels and the evolution of sour beers, which outside of the U.S., have been around for more than ten thousand years.

    We touch on travel and the impact that travel and culture has on crafting beers and building a brewery. We talk about Purpose, its logo full of intention (and purpose) and the unique take on the beers that are brewed, aged, and served there.

    But more importantly, we simply have a fun conversation while enjoying each other's company, hands wrapped around a damn fine beer. There's space at the table. Will you join us?

    For the complete set of show notes, including connections, links, and images, click here.

    Harvest Hosts:

    Purpose Brewing & Cellars is a Harvest Host allowing RVers to stay overnight. This is a unique marketing opportunity for breweries, distilleries, and more. If interested in learning more on becoming a host, click here. If interested in becoming a member, click here.

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    1h 15m - Feb 17, 2023
  • Inspiration through Outdoor Education with Cottonwood Institute

    Spending time in nature through outdoor education and adventures are brilliant ways to create success in a technologically advanced world. We realize that this statement is highly ironic. However, the more we connect to natural places and build relationships with the natural world, the better we are able to handle all the s**t the "real world" throws at us.

    Meet Ford Church, Founder of Cottonwood Institute

    Ford Church, the Founder and Executive Director of Cottonwood Institute (CI) is one of the lucky ones. From a young age, he was exposed to the natural world (the real world) while growing up in New Orleans.

    Knowing how nature had an impact on him throughout his formative years, he knew he wanted to have an impact on kids in the future. He knew he wanted to change the world by ensuring that kids had the chance to get into nature so they then would have a reason to care for it.

    Changing the Wold through Survival in Nature and Business

    Cottonwood Institute is an educational nonprofit based in Denver created from a passion project and a college thesis over a decade ago. But it is much more than that. Ford has gone above and beyond a typical nonprofit. He believes in building a foundation for kids that connects them to nature to ultimately give them the skills to succeed in the "real world".

    This is Ford's story about Cottonwood Institute, yes. But it's actually a story for anyone wanting to follow a dream. Ford can tell you how to survive in the woods - and we talk about that - but he can also tell you how to survive in business - we talk about that, too. You'll learn a lot from Ford, but more importantly, you'll be inspired. That's just what he does.

    Click here for the complete show notes, including outdoor education resources and an upcoming event.

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    1h 18m - Jan 26, 2023
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