Ep. #2 A special double feature episode starting with The Blinking Owl’s founder Brian Christenson and then head distiller Ryan Friesen. The Blinking Owl Distillery is Orange County’s first craft distillery located in Santa Ana with a new type of license (Type 74) allowing them to operate a tasting room and sell bottles on site. Visit the distillery/tasting room at 802 E Washington Ave, Santa Ana, CA 98701 Check out their website http://blinkingowldistillery.com/ and follow them on instagram @blinkingowl.
Ep.#1 With Mike Crea the founder of Unsung Brewing Co, with a production facility in Tustin and a new tasting room in Anaheim, California.
Checkout the brewery website http://www.unsungbrewing.com/ and follow them on instagram @unsungbrewing
In this inaugural episode of Inside The Barrels Shawn Rockenbach skypes with his friend Neil in San Jose to talk about what the show will be getting into.
Get ready to soak it all up and check instagram @dynamicbeerdrinkingduo or twitter @insidebarrels for updates and who will be on the show next!
Episode Note: Neil and Shawn mention distilleries buying back barrels used to aged beer and then aging spirits in them. Neil mentions Jameson and Shawn was drawing a blank on his own tangent. Post episode looking into it Shawn was thinking of New Holland Artisan Spirits of Michigan. Here is a link to the article he mentions http://allaboutbeer.com/article/whiskey-aged-in-beer-barrels/