Ben and Steve are joined by Jamie and Chuck, who get to tell their stories about what led them to the brewing world. We learn about how beer sales and distribution work and what the Slow Roll is all about!
Ben has upgraded his wardrobe with a pair of Pit Viper sunglasses:
The release of the new Rambo trailer is also reason for celebration, with suggestions of a company holiday for the release:
There is a longer discussion regarding how beer sales and distribution work, with a brief overview of the three-tier system for alcohol. As a distributing brewery there are multiple layers of customers for beer to go through before it gets to the final consumer.
As discussed in the first episode, the Riverwalk Slow Roll has been gaining traction and started a bicycle arms race among the staff. Chuck explains the genesis of this weekly event and how it has grown organically, mentioning the Chicago Slow Roll as an influence.
Steve brings up the recent stories regarding Sierra Nevada’s Resilience project and the financial support that other breweries pledged, with recent media coverage from Fortune magazine and others. There is discussion as to what may have happened and some hopeful soul-searching for the industry by all.
Chuck was excited about his Polaroid Cube:
He also mentioned his upcoming trip to Austin, TX and a chance to visit farmhouse brewery Jester King.
Steve is lamenting the impending loss of his beloved Honda Element and tried to explain Champions League soccer to the rest of the crew, while making wildly inaccurate predictions about the final.
Steve and Ben were joined by Jamie and Chuck, with equipment assistance from Jon. Intro and Outro music by Steve and his G&L Legacy.