Tyler Laverty, Vinnie Cilurzo and Brian Hunt are all guests today on Brew Ha Ha with Harry Duke and Herlinda Heras. Tyler Laverty is brewmaster at Third Street Aleworks. Vinnie Cilurzo is brewmaster and a co-founder of Russian River Brewing Company. Brian Hunt is the founder, co-owner and brewmaster at Moonlight Brewing Company. This is a powerful bunch of beer guys AND they all just won medals at the Great American Beer Festival.
They can’t resist joking about playing fast and loose with the “official” brew descriptions of the BJCP, which are online here. Listen to these beer heavyweights, check out the BJCP descriptions they’re referencing, taste some of the beer, and then see what you think. That’s the scientific method as applied to this show. This kind of audience involvement shows the power of radio and beer together. Taste and see. And tell your friends!
Brian Hunt describes the Moonlight beer called Wee Nibble that won a medal. His brewmaster Zach Greenwood wanted to make a Petit Saison which ended up winning.
Vinnie Cilurzo describes the beer that won a medal for Russian River Brewing Co. called Intinction.
Tyler Laverty describes the challenging business environment and the recent changes at Third Street Aleworks. They have had to close the restaurant and now they have popups providing food. Bayou On The Bay has taken up residency and he brought a Cajun Birria style taco, and the Cajun Cali Burrito, from their menu.