NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 26 – Brewing craft beer with 3 Guys and a Beer’d
Professionally recorded every Monday at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com every Tuesday, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics.
Each week, the unedited and uncensored podcast features Rich Howells, NEPA Scene founder and editor; Mark Dennebaum, president and owner of TwentyFiveEight Studios; Lauren Quirolgico, commercial and content strategist at Lavelle Strategy Group and editor at TwentyFiveEight; and in the control room, Jimmy Reynolds, a musician, teacher, and lead audio engineer at TwentyFiveEight. Every episode streams on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and nepascene.com.
In Episode 26, Johnny Waering and Dave Oakley of 3 Guys and a Beer’d Brewing Company bring over a growler of one of their newest beers, Chewhoppa IPA, so we have a few glasses and talk about how they went from homebrewing to a full-time business in Carbondale with products distributed across eight counties, their line of various brews and the interesting stories behind them, contacting Lucasfilm about the use of “Star Wars” imagery on Chewhoppa’s label, the ingredients and water used in their beers, the rise of the craft beer market, keeping up with demand and expanding to a new facility, handling criticism, and what happens when you get stuck in the fermenter and the beer is overflowing. LondonForce singer/guitarist and The Stude audio engineer Angelo Maruzzelli fills in for Jimmy this week.
In The Last Word, we discuss a reader’s comments about the legitimacy of art in Scranton and whether or not the term “hipster” applies to certain artists, and we address a petty and poorly written article that went out of its way to disparage local musicians and those who support them.
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