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Postindustrial, Drinking Partners, #229 - Akita Donald and Brian Rossi - AD99 Solutions

#229 – Akita Donald and Brian Rossi – AD99 Solutions

/ By Kim Palmiero

In the newest Drinking Partners podcast release, Ed and Day are joined by Akita Donald and Brian Rossi, from AD99 Solutions, a Pittsburgh-based foundation that aims to “holistically prepare Pittsburgh’s underprivileged youth for life-long success.”

Postindustrial, Drinking Partners Podcast, #228 – Bill Oats – T.R.U.B.

#228 – Bill Oats – T.R.U.B.

/ By Kim Palmiero

Brewing aficionados: take note. Back for his third time, Bill Oats from Three Rivers Underground Brewers visits the Drinking Partners podcast with an extensive collection of beer and knowledge. The early minutes feature a discussion on recipe development and have the men trying to decide if a pickle is a fruit as Bill describes TRUB’s successful dill pickle beer. What follows is a series of questions that focus on taste. From how to brew a proper Belgian to how to make yeast healthy, Bill drops all sorts of brewing lessons that homebrewers will appreciate. Ed and Day listen in as attentive students with only occasional outbursts, such as “Tell the yeast it’s beautiful.” Find Mr. Oats and other Three Rivers Underground Brewers members at this year’s Brewing Up a Cure, a homebrewer-centric festival that raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on October 19 at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. For more information, visit the event website: https://brewingupacure.org.

Postindustrial, Drinking Partners Podcast, #227 – Martinea Goss – Trap Yoga

#227 – Martinea Goss – Trap Yoga

/ By Kim Palmiero

Favoritism and beef? That’s the theme in the latest Drinking Partners podcast as Ed finds himself embroiled in both. Martinea Goss, founder and instructor for Trap Yoga, stops by the studio to bring her unique vibe and to explain how she mixes music and yoga to create a dynamic, positive flow. Having created Trap Yoga to fill a void in the Pittsburgh yoga scene, Ms. Goss focuses on establishing a different scene and welcoming a new crowd and speaks on how she designs her classes. After a conversation about the Trap Yoga business model, the trio takes a sharp turn to discuss raccoons, which will not surprise anyone. The interview concludes with Ms. Goss’s plans for the future and, of course, her favorite form of potato. Find more about Trap Yoga and attend a class by checking Martinea out on Instagram: pittsburghtrapyoga

Postindustrial, Drinking Partners Podcast, #226 – Benji

#226 – Benji

/ By Kim Palmiero

In the latest, laughter-filled Drinking Partners podcast, Ed and Day interview the duo of Slim tha DJ and the multitalented musician and rapper Benji.

Postindustrial, Drinking Partners Podcast, #225 – Pittsburgh Cares

#225 – Pittsburgh Cares

/ By Kim Palmiero

In the newest Drinking Partners podcast, Ed and Day get things turned on them from the early minutes as they go from interviewers to being interviewed. Amanda Trocki, Executive Director, and board member Alicia Carberry of Pittsburgh Cares, a volunteer organization, come ready and prepared and start by asking some questions themselves. With the mission of finding meaningful volunteer opportunities for anyone interested, Pittsburgh Cares seeks to be an “event planner for volunteer projects.” From days of caring projects to corporate initiatives to a retired and senior volunteer program, Pittsburgh Cares has a place for everyone, even those with limited amounts of time. Throughout the podcast, the group discusses the many and varied chances for people to get involved and connected, with Day providing a great example of skills being matched with opportunities: as a hole digger for tree planting. Keep listening for Ed’s advice, which shouldn’t be a surprise for long-time listeners. There’s even a discussion on how best to drink Hennessy mixed in with the meaningful information on how to make a difference in Pittsburgh.

Postindustrial, Drinking Partners Podcast, #224 Hugh Twyman | Hugh Shows

#224 – Hugh Twyman | Hugh Shows

/ By Kim Palmiero

In the latest Drinking Partners podcast, Ed and Day welcome Hugh Twyman, one of the original Pittsburgh music and event bloggers who is still documenting the entertainment scene. As Hugh Shows, he has become the expert on all musical happenings in and around Pittsburgh. Now, he has expanded into the production side as a curator with the Deutschtown Music Festival. He stops by the studio to talk with the Drinking Partners about all aspects of the music industry, including tips on how to become successful and how to improve marketing. Midway through, Ed and Day debate the merits of DJ Khaled in a throwback to their many similar musical disagreements. They set aside their differences and behave as Hugh speaks on how he crafts his musical lineups, which starts with identifying the headliner. The podcast wraps up with a discussion on how to stay relevant and prosperous in the rapidly changing entertainment world.

Postindustrial, Drinking Partners Podcast, #223 Jess Hickey | Greensburg Craft Beer Week

#223 Jess Hickey | Greensburg Craft Beer Week

/ By Kim Palmiero

The Drinking Partners welcome Jess Hickey of Greensburg Craft Beer Week for a discussion on all beer related happenings in Westmoreland County. Featuring 16 breweries from across the county and 30 homebrewers, Greenburg Craft Beer Week will take place September 20-28. With a focus on community and craft, the festival hopes to showcase local businesses and restaurants around the greater Greensburg area during their 9-day event. Each day offers an exciting, beer-centric event around the Greensburg area, from brunch to trivia to the Brewer’s Double Dare; the festival itself is September 22. Ms. Hickey shares her extensive knowledge of both beer and business as she talks about planning the event, the actual beer itself, and the Greensburg community. Greensburg Craft Beer Week combines all three.

Postindustrial, Drinking Partners Podcast, #222 – Arie & Randall Cole

#222 – Arie & Randall Cole

/ By Kim Palmiero

The talent in the studio doubles as brothers Arie and Randall Cole join the Drinking Partners in their latest release. DJ Arie and photographer Redd Vision stop by to converse on how they create and inspire, but also speak on how they research and improve their crafts.

Postindustrial, Drinking Partners #221 Ashlee Green | North Side Chronicle

#221 Ashlee Green | North Side Chronicle

/ By Kim Palmiero

In their latest podcast, the Drinking Partners interview Ashlee Green, writer and managing editor of The Northside Chronicle. To start, Ms. Green explains what creative nonfiction is, which gives Ed lots of ideas on how he can incorporate the craft into his own life. With a free monthly print edition that seeks to highlight the community, The Northside Chronicle’s focus includes profiles and features on Pittsburgh’s talent and news. Midway through, and after a Drinking Partners tangent, the trio discusses the history of Allegheny City, the once-independent area central to the Northside. After an examination of journalistic practices and approaches, Ms. Green details her favorite stories and how she plans to include even more voices and welcome new perspectives. To read The Northside Chronicle, visit: https://www.thenorthsidechronicle.com.

Postindustrial, Drinking Partners Garrett Oliver – Live from Fresh Fest

Garrett Oliver – Live from Fresh Fest

/ By Kim Palmiero

Live from Fresh Fest 2019, the Drinking Partners enthusiastically welcome Brooklyn Brewery’s brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, or as Ed calls him, “Mr. Renaissance.”

Postindustrial, Drinking Partners Podcast, Mike Potter Fresh Fest

#220 Fresh Fest

/ By Kim Palmiero

Let’s run the numbers: 28 Black brewers, 75 vendors, 45 collaborations with local brewers, 4 deejays, 6 music acts, 15 visual artists, 20 food stations, and one very special Drinking Partners podcast. Welcome to Fresh Fest 2019, which happens this Saturday, August 10th at Nova Place in Pittsburgh.

Postindustrial, Drinking Partners #219 Erin Hart Farm to Table PA

#219 Erin Hart Farm to Table PA

/ By Kim Palmiero

Ed and Day act more wholesome with Fresh Fest sponsor Farm to Table Western PA and Erin Hart who brings a sampling of exciting local finds, including raw milk. When Day chases a beer with the raw milk, Ed draws a very interesting conclusion about what might happen next. Ed doesn’t stop going at Day, either, which makes for some entertaining moments!

Postindustrial, Drinking Partners #218 Union Craft Brewing

#218 Union Craft Brewing

/ By Kim Palmiero

The Drinking Partners (minus Ed, plus Fresh Fest co-founder Mike Potter) try to be on their best behavior with New Belgium Brewing CEO Steve Fechheimer in the studio. In the beginning, their attempts are successful as Mr. Fechheimer explains how he joined New Belgium and how the company functions as an employee-owned business.

Postindustrial, Drinking Partners #218 Steve Fechheimer | New Belgium Brewing

#218 Steve Fechheimer | New Belgium Brewing

/ By Kim Palmiero

The Drinking Partners (minus Ed, plus Fresh Fest co-founder Mike Potter) try to be on their best behavior with New Belgium Brewing CEO Steve Fechheimer in the studio. In the beginning, their attempts are successful as Mr. Fechheimer explains how he joined New Belgium and how the company functions as an employee-owned business.

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#217 Dennis Hock | Strange Roots

/ By Kim Palmiero

Dennis Hock, founder of Strange Roots Experimental Ales, joins the Drinking Partners and discusses his approach to brewing “liquid art” and the experimentation his brewery is known for. He explains how his past career as a natural scientist heavily influences his current brewing career as the conversation gets deeply scientific.

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#216 Allegheny Conference

/ By Kim Palmiero

In the latest Drinking Partners podcast, there are “So many syllables in the introduction” that Ed starts sweating as he welcomes Bill Flanagan and Jeff Broadhurst, the Chief Corporate Relations Officer and the Co-Chairman, respectively, of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development’s Our Next 75 summit.

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#215 Pittsburgh Craft Beer Society

/ By Kim Palmiero

The latest Drinking Partners podcast is an enthusiastic free for all as members of the Pittsburgh Craft Beer Society stop by the studio for a beer exchange and interview. Adam and Aaron join Ed and Day for the interview portion, which is quite wild and loud as the men sip on “whales.” Adam explains the naming history behind how rare beers earned the “whale” nickname, ones that Ed and Day immediately jump on.

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#214 Cellar Works Brewing

/ By Kim Palmiero

John Lasher from Cellar Works Brewing joins the Drinking Partners and starts the boys off with an American Dubbel style stout with a rustic taste. Mr. Lasher talks about his start as a home brewer and the decision to leave his job in the nuclear engineering field to open Cellar Works in the opening segment. From bottle and can design to dumping bad beer, Mr. Lasher details how Cellar Works thrives, especially with a focus on locally sourcing and maintaining their “farmhouse philosophy.

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#213 Roundabout Brewery | Blowfish BBQ

/ By Kim Palmiero

Steve Sloan, owner and brewer for Roundabout Brewery, and Hootie (Justin Blakey) from Blowfish BBQ, join the Drinking Partners for a beer and barbeque feast in this latest release. After a brief interruption from Ed and Day as they discuss lawn maintenance, the men get down to business as both Steve and Hootie talk food and beer.

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#212 Chardae Jones | Matt Katase | Live from Brew Gentlemen

/ By Kim Palmiero

Special episode, special beer, and special guests abound in the latest Drinking Partners release. Podcasting live from Brew Gentlemen to celebrate their 5th anniversary, Ed and Day welcome the brewery’s co-owner Matt Katase and Braddock’s new mayor Chardae Jones.

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#211 BOOM Concepts

/ By Kim Palmiero

To celebrate their fifth anniversary and current fundraising efforts, DS Kinsel and Thomas Agnew from Boom Conepts join the Drinking Partners. Puppet karaoke? It’s a thing, and you can check it out at Boom Concepts at 6 pm on June 5.

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