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Listen | Share | Subscribe. Behind every great beer, band, or show is a story. Round Guys Radio Network hosts three shows: Art of the Brewery - Hosted by Bill McGeeney, a show dedicated on the engaging work and overlap of art in the brewing industry; The Tonal Shift - Learn all you need to know about phenomenal up and coming artists! Show hosted by Steive William Johnson; and Inside the Brewery - Our longest running show, discussing pertinent topics of brewery life and the brewing industry. Show hosted by Bill McGeeney. Follow us at Facebook.com/RoundGuysRadio or join our mailing list to be updated on cool happenings and upcoming shows at RoundGuysBrewery.com/RGR.

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Listen | Share | Subscribe. Behind every great beer, band, or show is a story. Round Guys Radio Network hosts three shows: Art of the Brewery - Hosted by Bill McGeeney, a show dedicated on the engaging work and overlap of art in the brewing industry; The Tonal Shift - Learn all you need to know about phenomenal up and coming artists! Show hosted by Steive William Johnson; and Inside the Brewery - Our longest running show, discussing pertinent topics of brewery life and the brewing industry. Show hosted by Bill McGeeney. Follow us at Facebook.com/RoundGuysRadio or join our mailing list to be updated on cool happenings and upcoming shows at RoundGuysBrewery.com/RGR.

    Inside the Brewery: Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

    Inside the Brewery: Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

    One of the unique constraints the Covid pandemic placed on society during 2020 drew from society’s ability to protect the underserved, most notably the homeless and poor living often unseen in our region. Long community focused, Lou Farrell devised an innovative and simple solution to reduce food insecurity during the pandemic lockdown. He began delivering peanut butter and jelly sandwiches downtown!

    The brilliance of a peanut butter and jelly campaign to feed the hungry pulls in part from Farrell’s previous work helping the needy. Peanut butter, as we all know, can be quite a sturdy protein, less temperamental to many temperature challenges you’d have with other proteins and fats. In addition, jelly provides a pleasant sugar for homeless individuals, whom, due to the nature of being on the streets, can burn through these calories quite fast.

    Sandwiches need not be sophisticated works of culinary art. Instead, Farrell requests that people use simple white bread to appeal to all palates, left whole – not cut. Creamy peanut butter must be double layered, followed by a simple coating of grape jelly. Wrap the sandwiches in a clear plastic ziplock bag. Stack the completed sandwiches into a box and drive them to a drop off point. From that point on, it’s Farrell’s job! Farrell picks up the food items and delivers them around to three different food bank / drop off areas.

    Join Round Guys Radio Network's Inside the Brewery Podcast host, Bill McGeeney as he explores all there is to know about the Bread Drop Campaign. Learn more about this podcast episode by going to https://roundguysbrewery.com/round-guys-podcast/rgr/inside-the-brewery-peanut-butter-jelly-time/.

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    • 24 min
    Inside the Brewery: A Mead Barrel Adventure!

    Inside the Brewery: A Mead Barrel Adventure!

    It’s 2020 and the world has been flipped upside down due to a dangerous pandemic that ravaged older members of society. For many, the lockdown gave us pause to reflect on what really mattered in life. For Round Guys Brewing Company founder, Scott Rudich, it gave him ideas!

    Scott always wanted to have a strong barrel aging program, however, time commitments largely pulled his attention away until then. Pagan Poetry in its first incarnation featured a quad aged in a tasty white wine barrel. Inside the Brewery host, Bill McGeeney, recalls the delicate pear and apple notes that weaved silky waves into the plum and dark fruit quad base beer. A truly magical moment for any fan of beer to behold!

    In 2020, Round Guys Brewing Company found themselves straddled with an uncertain production schedule and an uncertain consumption market. The team brewed a high abv Scottish wee-heavy style beer called Iron Tusk. Iron Tusk became a perfect candidate for aging in a barrel. However, it wasn’t going to be just any barrel!

    At the same time, Adam Crockett of Upper Reach Meadery, continued to forge ground breaking meads, bending mead making to its most creative limits, without gimmicks or strange adjuncts. His focus was on perfecting the craft, redefining the mead market similar to how craft beer took the reigns from light lagers and distributed flavor and enjoyment back to the masses!

    Rudich and Crockett teamed up, whereby Round Guys Brewing Company would purchase barrels for aging this already tasty Iron Tusk! In this episode, you’ll be taken on a master class of barrel and mead making by two true professionals in their field. 

    Round Guys Radio Network’s Inside the Brewery is one of three shows on the Round Guys Radio Network. Please follow Round Guys Radio wherever you receive your podcasts (Apple, Google Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Amazon Music, etc) and sign up to our mailing list for new updates and stories at RoundGuysBrewery.com/RGR.

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    • 28 min
    Art of the Brewery: the Artist Philosopher

    Art of the Brewery: the Artist Philosopher

    He doesn’t consider himself to be a philosopher, but we beg to differ. Listen and tell us we’re wrong!
    The artist philosopher, Dan Yowell, began creating intricate label art for Round Guys Brewing Company with a simple sketch. The sketch found its way onto the wall of the Round Guys Brewing Company kitchen, where it sat for a considerable amount of time. 
    In 2020, Round Guys Brewing Company decided to revamp a legacy label for its Chronomancer Quad Ale. Finding a new design that successfully conveyed the idea of a “Chronomancer” became surprisingly difficult to source.  After exhausting all of his sources, Bill McGeeney put out a general call within the organization for ideas. Scott Rudich suggested to use that design that sat clear taped to a wall. 
    Dan Yowell’s odd design, which to the layman resembles a mega-grub, became an instant fan favorite. People instantly found themselves attracted to the abstractness, imparting their own ideas and emotional attachment to something, that for all practical purposes, was a weird giant grub. 
    Host Bill McGeeney takes you on a mission to learn about Yowell’s philosophy based inspiration for his art, along with how he binds craft beer and brilliant designs together in this Art of the Brewery podcast on the Round Guys Radio Network. Please follow Round Guys Radio wherever you receive your podcasts (Apple, Google Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Amazon Music, etc); also join us online at Facebook.com/RoundGuysRadio and sign up to our mailing list for new updates and stories at RoundGuysBrewery.com/RGR.
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    • 19 min
    Art of the Brewery: Growing Art with the Headway Art Collective

    Art of the Brewery: Growing Art with the Headway Art Collective

    Two artists find themselves at a crossroads, eager to showcase their art. Shannon Vogel, utilizes the pour painting technique to create impressively real texture in her art, adding both depth and personality to each painting. Melinda Szczepanksi (melindaglassworks@gmail.com) indulges her deep love of stained glass, both rescuing and refurbishing old glass art to build into new custom glass designs.
    Both Vogel and Szczepanski became part of a new organization, the Headway Art Collective, established in 2018. It’s goal, as told by founder Erik Sacony, is to bring art to breweries, specifically harness the already apparent creative overlap between craft beer and local art. Headway Art Collective provides space for artists to grow and support each other, as a living breathing artist community in the Montgomery County, PA area. 
    Host Bill McGeeney brings you the story of the Headway Art Collective, here on the Art of the Brewery, on the Round Guys Radio Network.  Round Guys Radio Network’s Art of the Brewery is one of three shows on the Round Guys Radio Network. Please follow Round Guys Radio wherever you receive your podcasts (Apple, Google Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Amazon Music, etc); also join us online at Facebook.com/RoundGuysRadio and sign up to our mailing list for new updates and stories at RoundGuysBrewery.com/RGR.
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    • 24 min
    The Tonal Shift: Luke O'Brien

    The Tonal Shift: Luke O'Brien

    Luke O'Brien started from scratch with nothing more on him than pockets full of motivation. Following his idols Talib Kweli and Common, he discovered his own path to weaving his poetry into lyrical songs. O'Brien has landed performances on such stages including the Firefly Music Festival and Good Morning America.

    His latest album, Dope, conveys a message of positivity and personal strength that remains the ethos that binds him and his fellow performers. The Tonal Shift, presented by Round Guys Brewing Company, hosted by Steive William Johnson is part of the Round Guys Radio Network.  Production credit to Bill McGeeney and Steive William Johnson.

    Listen to more of Luke O'Brien's music via his website on wherever you find your audio. The Tonal Shift on Round Guys Radio Network can be found wherever you listen to your podcasts, including Apple, Google, Spotify and Stitcher, and many many more. Subscribe to our Mailing List at RoundGuysBrewery.com/RGR, and join us online at Facebook.com/RoundGuysRadio.
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    • 29 min
    Inside the Brewery: A Tale of Two Seltzers

    Inside the Brewery: A Tale of Two Seltzers

    Brothers Vivek and Vikram Nayar desired a change in pace from the world of finance. They moved to Philadelphia, contracted some brewing time and started up Two Robbers Hard Seltzer. Two Robbers Seltzer, coincidentally, caught the eye of Round Guys Brewing Company’s co-founder, Scott Rudich. Rudich, whom after a recent doctor’s visit decided to slow his beer drinking pace, stumbled upon Two Robbers at a distributor in Nazareth, PA. Two Robbers Hard Seltzer serves as impetus and aspiration for the new Round Guys Brewing Company hard seltzer brand, Gimme Seltzer. 
    In this episode, hear the path both businesses took to brewing seltzer. On one side of the coin, two brothers fulfilled an entrepreneurial dream, on the other side, two coworkers searched for a solution to new health impediments that prevented from drinking beer.
    Round Guys Radio Network’s Inside the Brewery is one of three shows on the Round Guys Radio Network. Please follow Round Guys Radio wherever you receive your podcasts (Apple, Google Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, Amazon Music, etc); also join us online at Facebook.com/RoundGuysRadio and sign up to our mailing list for new updates and stories at RoundGuysBrewery.com/RGR.

    Sign up to learn more about Gimme Seltzer at GimmeSeltzer.com.
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

kaite880 ,

Great show!

This is an awesome podcast, really fun to listen to, the guests are always interesting! Highly recommend!

Sasha Yudin ,

Very Unique & Engaging Experience!

I have been listening to Round Guys Radio (formerly known as Original Slacker Podcast) since December 2018 and I enjoy very much listening and hearing the feedback and conversation between the artists and host Bill. Bill comes to be a great host and with natural ability in having guests feel invited and comfortable to discuss their journey and experiences with music or beer. Bill has such a great sense of humor and it’s fun to hear his different questions and random commentary when an wrist speaks.

What makes listening to this podcast really unique and so much fun comes to be the phenomenal sound engineering/production done by Mamata. I enjoy the music during breaks and even lightly during when artists speak. The volume is crisp and clear. The transitions are timely nicely and keeps me wondering what is next and the pacing is exceptional and keeps me engaged. My favorite part about listening to this podcast comes to be the significant growth of quality and uniqueness over time. Everything from sound engineering/editing/production done by Mamata to Bill’s questions are continuously becoming better and more engaging. And the diversity of artist that come in!

I would only highly recommend cutting the animal noises at the end. I don’t know why there are there, but they are distracting and annoying and sometimes I leave the podcast wondering why the animal noise are there instead of reflecting on the podcast.

Overall, I enjoy very much listening/being subscribed to Round Guys Radio. I look forward in future episodes with the unique and fantastic sound engineering/editing/production done by Mamata, Bill’s personae when talking to artists and the diversity of talent that comes in. Thank you!

~Sasha

Jason Ager ,

Killer podcast - talking beer and tunes, how could things be any better paired?

I had the pleasure of joining Bill for a sit-down a month or so ago, and it was one of the best podcast experiences I’ve had! Keep up all the great work and hopefully I can come back through again sometime down the line!

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