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Inside the Brewery: A Mead Barrel Adventure!

June 22, 2021 Round Guys Brewing Company / Adam Crockett Season 4 Episode 8
Round Guys Radio Network
Inside the Brewery: A Mead Barrel Adventure!
Show Notes

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. 

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