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Welcome to Fermented Adventure The Podcast. Meeting and talking to the creators of distilled spirits, beer, mead, cider and other fermented delights.

Fermented Adventure The Podcast Rich Shane

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Welcome to Fermented Adventure The Podcast. Meeting and talking to the creators of distilled spirits, beer, mead, cider and other fermented delights.

    Laura Fields - Whiskey History and The Keystone Rosen Rye Project

    Laura Fields - Whiskey History and The Keystone Rosen Rye Project

    This episode features Laura Fields of The Delaware Valley Fields Foundation.

    Nothing ever stops in farming.  In 2015 they started out with five ounces of Keystone Rosen Rye grain.  Today there are over 400 acres that have been planted.  This project was created for distillers to purchase direct from farmers.  Currently, there are nine farming partners growing the Rosen Rye.  October 28, 2022, Dick Still would have celebrated his 89th birthday.  Dick was a featured guest of the podcast in Episode 14.  Check out that episode for more insight into this Master Distillers experiences.  Laura and I delve into the history of whiskey.  Especially as it relates to rye and Pennsylvanias imprint on this wonderful grain.   

    Highlights From our Conversation:

    American Whiskey History

    Seed Spark Project

    Michters

    Dick Stoll

    Stoll And Wolfe Distillery

    Penn State Agriculture

    Dancing Star Farms

    American Whiskey Convention

    Moonshiners

    Liberty Pole Spirits 

    Dave Pickerell

    Ethan Smith

    Leopold Brothers

    Sagamore Spirits

    • 44 min
    Invertase Brewing Co - Stephen, Karen and Steve Zolnay

    Invertase Brewing Co - Stephen, Karen and Steve Zolnay

    This episode features Stephen, Karen and Steve Zolnay of Invertase Brewing Company.

    When Stephen was 14 he bought his dad a homebrew kit for Father's Day.  Their first collaboration as father and son was a terrible pale ale that they made on the kitchen stove.  That beginning experience got them hooked on making beer together.  They graduated into making their own recipes, reading the books and talking shop with fellow homebrewers.  They even grew their own hops in the backyard.  It wasn't long before the idea of starting their own brewery was conceived.  This is a gem of a brewery that makes exceptional beer.  It most certainly needs to be on your brewery bucket list.  Just don't ask Stephen what's coming up next.  The beer will tell him when it is ready.  

    51 N Broad St, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 - (908) 954-2022 - www.InvertaseBrewing.com - Facebook

    Highlights from our discussion:

    Weyerbacher Brewing Company

    Tree House Brewing Company

    Samuel Adams

    Cicerone

    Manoff Market

    Victory Brewing Company

    The Big Fuss

    Catoctin Creek Distilling Company

    Pork Roll Palooza

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Canary Cocktails and Spirits - Philip Search and Don Benedetto

    Canary Cocktails and Spirits - Philip Search and Don Benedetto

    This episode features Philip Search and Don Benedetto of Canary Cocktails and Spirits.

    Philip has been in the beverage industry for a long time.  He's been involved with the coffee industry, managing bars and restaurants and helping to set up bar programs.  When Covid hit and impacted the bars in the area he was more then ready to roll up his sleeves and dive right in to help.  Don's background as an attorney has helped to navigate the in's and out's of getting the business up and running.  Not to mention his skill at putting labels onto cans.  Canary Cocktails is producing first rate amazing ready to drink cocktails.  Their experience has helped to create a true high end cocktail in a can.  They source the finest spirits and ingredients.  You'll be hooked on the first sip.  From there you'll be a raving fan of the brand and their craft cocktails.  

    214 N Aberdeen Ave, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087 - (610) 392-3203 - www.CanarySpirits.com - Instagram

    Highlights from our discussion:

    Widow Jane

    Spring House Spirits

    Method Spirits

    Eda Rhyne Distilling Company

    Amtrak

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Spring House Spirits - Chris Demars - Randy and Jenn Litwin

    Spring House Spirits - Chris Demars - Randy and Jenn Litwin

    This episode features Chris Demars, Randy Litwin and Jenn Litwin of Spring House Spirits.

    Sixty years ago Chris's grandmother taught him how to distill spirits, make wine and brew beer.  Chris worked as a nuclear engineer which is kind of like being a distiller.  He longed to come back to the family farm and get back to his distilling roots.  He pays homage to his grandmothers background by bringing several grains together in the mash bill.  This bespoke farm distillery is creating amazing spirits that are full of character and flavor.  Each bottle highlights the quality of the process, the local grains, and the connection to the history of the surrounding Chester County community.    

    25 Martin Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320 - (610)593-7348 - www.SpringHouseSpirits.com - Facebook

    Highlights from our discussion:

    St. Malachi Church

    M & D Staves

    Zook Molasses Company

    Grey Goose Vodka

    Deer Creek Malthouse

    • 57 min
    Kenwood Original - Serra Beer Company - Matt Serra

    Kenwood Original - Serra Beer Company - Matt Serra

    This episode features Matt Serra of Kenwood Original.

    Matt was working for Victory Brewing when the seed for a light beer option was planted.  Looking at the craft beer landscape he believed there was void for a light beer.  The idea for a Philly brand was born.  His experience in sales and marketing is helping to launch a light beer that is packed with flavor.  Kenwood Original is named for the street that Matt lived on for the first 15 years of his life.  From the first iteration of the brand they knew they had something special.  

    www.KenwoodBeer.com - Instagram

    Highlights from our discussion:

    Pints in the Square

    Victory Brewing Company

    Wrong Crowed Beer

    Drexel Hill, PA

    Sara Blakely

    Doylestown Brewing Company

    Mainstay Brewing

    Slyfox Beer

    Paulie Gees

    • 35 min
    Mead Maker Allen - Allen Martin

    Mead Maker Allen - Allen Martin

    This episode features Mead Maker Allen Martin.

    About five years ago Allen went to a beer bottle share with his wife.  He met Carver Wilson who Allen considers to be "The Home Mead Making Extraordinaire".  Up until that time Allen had never tried mead.  After twenty minutes of enjoying the mead, Alan proclaimed, "that he was going to start making this stuff".  That began a rabbit hole journey into mead making.  Since then he has honed his craft and has been awarded the coveted title of Mead maker of the Year.  

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    Highlights from our discussion:

    Golden Monkey

    Modern Mead Makers

    Mazer Cup

    Crockett Honey Company

    Meadcon 2022

    American Mead Makers Association

    Obscurity Mead Hall and Cidery

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

HouseofDudley ,

Mount Vernon distillery

I stumbled upon this podcast being a huge fan of the Mount Vernon Distillery. I was very thoroughly entertained with the questions asked by the host. I’m not even that much of a spirits enthusiast but this episode really stood apart with its history lessons as well. Looking forward to listening to some more episodes.

Bsalk ,

Just fun!

More of a wine drinker, then a sprits enthusiast. Enjoying the human stories behind the businesses. Rich can be a little campy, but he is a lot of fun to hang out with.

Boozedancing ,

A Good Old-Fashioned and Boozy Time was had by all!

Rich Baby! Thanks so much for having us on your podcast. You are a SUPERB and gracious host (i.e. you put up with our nonsense and didn't kick us off the air!), and we had a glorious time! Hope to do this again real soon. Cheers! - G=LO

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