In this episode, we have the good fortune to have Jeff Dietzman and Ned Steel from LUCK in studio with us to talk about beer and food pairing and cooking with beer—a topic near and dear to every homebrewer and craft beer lover’s heart. LUCK stands for Local Urban Craft Kitchen and is the end result “dream restaurant” of co-owners, Dietzman, Steel, and Chef Daniel Pittman. It is located in the Trinity Groves area of West Dallas and offers a variety of craft beer inspired dishes, along with a 40 tap craft beer selection that focuses specifically on local breweries. Their food is also locally sourced when possible and can be described as American comfort food with a Texas twist, which includes dishes that range from the delicious Signature Pastrami (unlike any you’ve had before) to beer ice cream made with beer from their tap wall. We hope they can help educate you on the great potential of combining good beer with good food, whether it’s preparing, serving, or simply enjoying with good folk.
In this episode, we have the folks behind the Best Little Brew Fest in Texas back in studio just a week after the 2016 festival to update us on how this year went and tell us about the future of the festival. If you have been listening regularly, we last spoke to them in episode 12 when they introduced us to what the festival is all about. Then, later in the show, we hope they can stick around to sample and discuss German wheat beers. The dominant characteristics and some approaches to brewing them. We’ve had a recent set of awards for our Sam Houston Hefeweizen recipe and felt like it was time to pay some tribute.
In this episode, we bring you another installment about the craft retail perspective by having Cristall Heisch in studio with us to tell us about her place, The Sleepy Panther Bottle Shop. She opened her small corner store earlier in 2016 with a complete focus on craft beer, mead, and cider, allowing her to share her passion for both beverages AND stay open on Sundays! Cristall has been involved in the distribution side and has been a long time supporter of both craft beer and homebrew, so we thought she’d be a great new perspective for our craft retail series. We hope y’all enjoy and be sure to visit her shop at 1208 Mangolia Ave in Fort Worth to check it out!
In this episode, we talk to the guys from Pedernales Brewing Co out of Fredericksburg, TX, including a phone conversation with Pedernales CEO, Lee Hereford. Together they can fill us in on the history and future direction of Pedernales Brewing and its increasing line of beers. And while we’re at it, we'll try and discuss some samples of their special and regular offerings.