Today we’re joined (briefly) by Jeanflorent from Barista Factory in Puerto Rico. Poor internet connection after the hurricane caused us to have to cut the conversation short, so we pulled in Cary with a new Ballast Point beer – High West Barrel Aged Victory at Sea From Ballast Point.
Ricky and Cary join Brendan in the man cave to
go through create the Drips & Draughts Top 10 Gift List for Coffee Lovers and the Top 10 Gift List for Craft Beverage Lovers. In the midst of it all, we select and announce a winner for the Cold Brew Avenue 5 Gallon Stainless Steel Cold Brew System.
Alex Leech from Bellerophon Cold Brew joins us once again, this time to discuss expanding your market and reach by collaborating with a brewery for a beer release. Alex is always coming up with new and innovative ways to expand his market reach in a new and growing cold brew market. This episode is a great starting point for anyone looking to do the same. The Bellerophon / Pact Beer collaboration brought a unique cold brew to the table in order to keep the cream ale light in color – listen to learn more!
Rachel Dillon AKA the Cold Brew Chick joins us today to discuss all things cold brew as well as starting a community and growing a following specifically dedicated to cold brew. Rachel’s site/brand “Cold Brew Chick” aims to taste, review and educate on all things “cold brew”. Make sure you go and give her a follow @coldbrewchick
Today, Ricky joins us with 3 Tetra Paks of Bulletproof cold brew that he picked up at Whole Foods on the way to “the studio”. We sample 3 flavors and provide our [honest] thoughts. We also briefly talk about some recent coffee news and even some fake coffee news… because what would news be without fake news?
Today, we’re joined by food scientist Rachel Zemser to discuss C. bot, retort processing and obtaining shelf stability, particularly with respect to cold brew coffee. Rachel bring a wealth of information to the show and gives some good insights on why anyone looking to can or bottle should be working with a process authority.