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Tune in to The Speakeasy, every Wednesday at 2PM EST, where hosts Damon Boelte and Sother Teague will discuss cocktails, spirits, wine, beer, tea, coffee and all things in the liquid universe, with guests ranging from bartenders and brewers, alchemists and ambassadors, roasters and regulars, and every expert and enthusiast in between. Learn from some of the world's leading experts in mixology, bar history, distillation and brewing about how we enjoy imbibing today.
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Episode 345: Still got it!

Episode 345: Still got it!

2019-08-1400:51:05

This installment of The Speakeasy Roadshow features Seattle’s Chris Elford @ChrisElford owner of James Beard @beardfoundation nominated beer bar No Anchor @noanchorbar , @Tales_of_the_Cocktail Spirited Award winning tiki inspired Navy Strength @navystrengthseattle and newly opened natural wine and oyster den @vinniesrawbar.He’s also the creator of the modern classic cocktail Sharpie Mustache!
Episode 344: Midnight Club

Episode 344: Midnight Club

2019-08-0700:42:23

Join us for a very special episode of The Speakeasy on the road recorded at Cane and Table (@CaneAndTable) in New Orleans during Tales of the Cocktail (@Tales_of_the_Cocktail).We were lucky enough to sit down with Alex Thomas, she’s one of the very few female master blenders in the Irish Whiskey market and oversees production of The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey.We also sat down with several of the party goers and the chef to talk about what makes The Sexton Midnight Club special. It’s an effort to bring industry together over good food and excellent drinks after our shifts late at night.
Episode 343: Sam Nelis

Episode 343: Sam Nelis

2019-07-3100:48:21

Join us today as we chat with Sam Nelis- @sam_nelis the Beverage Director at Caledonia Spirits- @barrhillgin , where he curates all cocktails for the company, from the menu at the on site cocktail bar at the distillery to the website, to cocktails created for nationwide events. He’s also in charge of educating the company on cocktail culture and is responsible for supporting relationships with key cocktail bars.Today we talk about the brand new distillery and integrated cocktail bar in Vermont’s capitol of Montpelier, the continued success of “Bees Knees Week” and, working with local farmers to create EAR- Experiments in Agricultural Rectification.www.caledoniaspirits.com
This week Sother talks with Drew Schenck and Kevin Barrett owners of North Carolina’s Dram and Draught! @DramAndDraught Bartenders Ian @ian_murray and Jake @the_bitter_barman chime in as well. These gents are bringing a true sense of cocktail culture and genuine hospitality to the south with their lively and comfortable bars. Listen in as we talk about what it means to run multiple locations of the same concept and hear what’s on the horizon for these dynamic entrepreneurs.
After a long career in pub-bartending while pursuing degrees in Art History and Graphic Design, Amanda Elder joined the opening team of cocktail bar Pouring Ribbons in 2012, and subsequently also began bartending at the East Village agave haven, Mayahuel. As former Creative Director at Pouring Ribbons, Amanda was responsible for designing the bar’s initial thematic menus (Route 66, Silk Road, Moody Authors) as well as spearheading Pouring Ribbons 80’s Night, a monthly reimagining of classic drinks from the 1980’s that welcomed a series of guest bartenders. She went on to join the bar teams at both Leyenda in Carroll Gardens, and Donna in Williamsburg. Amanda is currently a member of the spirits team at Skurnik Wines & Spirits in Manhattan where she focuses on spirits and cocktail education, as well as design. Amanda also continues to freelance in hospitality design.
Manhattan native and long time New York City bartended Allegra Vera (@AllegraVera) joins us to discuss gender dynamics in the workplace, methods to maintain a healthy body and mind while tending as well as how social media can affect the very flow of business. All this and more as we sip on Aperol Spritzs. Meanwhile, Gregg tries on the the red-green colorblindness correcting glasses and we talk a lot about pirates.
Today’s episode features Donny Clutterbuck @DonnyClutterbuck runs the well known @cure_bar in Rochester New York. He’s also the creator of @pourcostapp He took time out to celebrate his birthday with us on the air and share some wit and wisdom about his career in the bar industry. He brought along a delightful bottle to share as well, Ange Vert from Alpine Distilling in Park City Utah.
Episode 338: Thomas Waugh

Episode 338: Thomas Waugh

2019-06-2600:46:33

On this episode, Damon catches up with longtime friend of The Speakeasy Thomas Waugh. Thomas spent time behind the bar at Death and Company before becoming the bar director for Major Food Group and has recently moved in to a sales position.HRN10Years#DrinkingOnTheRadioDon’t forget to click SUBSCRIBE and RATE the show if you can.🔥🔥Join us each week as industry leaders, Damon Boelte and Sother Teague, sit down with a wide range of hospitality and spirits experts from around the world to discuss everything that impacts our business.FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Damon Boelte @DamonBoelte Sother Teague @CreativeDrunk Speakeasy Podcast @SpeakeasyPodcastFOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Sother Teague @CreativeDrunk SpeakeasyRadio @SpeakeasyRadioIt's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate.
Justin Shapiro, founder of JustRight Consulting, and currently serving as Director of Operations for Ward Hospitality , and is co-owner of soon to be opened Palo Vivo (in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY). Justin was the operating partner at renowned agave centered bar Mayahuel. He joins us to talk about his past in the music industry, his difficulties dealing with ongoing court cases to protect Mayahuels name plus, his exciting new ventures in upstate New York and beyond. Sitting in with us is current vice president of DC Craft Bartenders Guild Zack Sanders (@libationsandlonging) He also works at Reliable Tavern and Jack Rose Dining Saloon.
Jesse Vida of Atlas! @jessejvida Previously part of the award-winning teams at Booker + Dax and Dead Rabbit @deadrabbitnyc , Jesse also led BlackTail @blacktailnyc to No. 31 on the World’s 50 Best Bars @50bestbars and “Best New Opening”, while also being awarded “Best New American Cocktail Bar” at The Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail @tales_of_the_cocktail . In 2017, he was named New York City’s Rising Star Bartender by Starchefs @starchefs and earned a place in Zagat’s @zagat 30 under 30 Industry Game Changers in New York City.🔥🔥Join us each week as industry leaders, Damon Boelte and Sother Teague, sit down with a wide range of hospitality and spirits experts from around the world to discuss everything that impacts our business.It's HRN's annual summer fund drive, this is when we turn to our listeners and ask that you make a donation to help ensure a bright future for food radio. Help us keep broadcasting the most thought provoking, entertaining, and educational conversations happening in the world of food and beverage. Become a member today! To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have brand new member gifts available. So snag your favorite new pizza - themed tee shirt or enamel pin today and show the world how much you love HRN, just go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate.
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