Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 20: Ponysaurus Brewing

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: Full Steam Brewing, Unknown Brewing Company, Great Grapes Wine and Food Festival, Sawtooth’s Arts & Craft Beer Event.

Meet the Maker: Kiel Jansen of Ponysaurus Brewing Company is in the studio to talk about his fantastic brews. We taste four of his beers and discuss the name, the brewery’s history and events. Also, Meghan Parsons of Sawtooth School of Visual Art is in to talk about the Arts & Craft Beer event happening on April 28 (that’s next Friday!).

Food for Drinkin’: Chef Tim delivers Korean Bulgogi with Saffron Rice from Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar.

Mix It Up (the art of the drink): Meghan’s Sweet City Punch
2oz Outer Banks Distilling’s Pecan Honey Rum
3oz Vanilla Apple Syrup*

*Vanilla Apple Syrup
1oz apple butter
1oz maple syrup
1oz vanilla extract
2oz simply syrup
½oz lemon juice
Pinch of chili powder
8oz pineapple juice

Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking Podcast – Episode 12: Copper Barrel Distillery

Proudly recorded from Test Pattern Studios.

In the News: Craft Freedom.org, JOLO Vineyards, Raffaldini Vineyards, Ponysaurus Brewery

Meet the Maker: George Smith and moonshine legend, Buck Nance come down the hill from North Wilkesboro and treats Tim and Jordan with some fantastic moonshine. Not only do we have the “white lightning” but the strawberry, blueberry and black cherry flavors, all available in your local ABC stores and some new stuff, apple pie and espresso flavors that will be soon. Great guys and great stuff.

Food for Drinkin’: Chef Tim sends us two items from his Umami Tsunami ramen pop ups: Turkey Paitan/Tonkotsu Ramen from Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar.

Mix It Up (the art of the drink)Mountain City Day Breeze
1 ½ oz. Copper Barrel White Lightning
2 oz. Caramelized Pineapple Reduction
1 oz. Passionfruit juice
¾ oz. Dark Agave

20oz crushed pineapple
4 oz. turbinado raw sugar
8 oz peach nectar
24 oz pineapple juice
10 basil leaves.

Take pineapple and sugar in a pot on high for 10 minutes until amber color. Add peach and pineapple juice and reduce by half. Steep 10 basil leaves.