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Fannin Brewing Company - Episode 50 12/10/16

By Beer Guys Media LLC

The Beer Guys head up north for this week's interview. North Georgia, that is.  A few weeks ago, Tim took a trip to Blue Ridge. While there, he ran into Tom Fennell, owner of Fannin County Brewing. He joined us on the show via phone this week.  We talked to Tom about his start in the craft beer industry, after realizing that a winery may not be in the cards for him. We also speak to the growth of craft beer in his small town, and the popularity of craft with the tourist crowd.  Finally, we discuss the upcoming legislative session, and some of his conversations with Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston, an influential member of the state house.  In studio, we welcomed beer fan and podcaster Nubyjas Wilborn. A sportswriter by trade, he also talks craft beer on his Beer it Is Podcast. Tim, Aaron and Nubyjas went over the craft beer scene in Georgia, and last week's Wrecking Bar Strong Beer Fest. Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week: Funky Buddha Undefeated Saison Cigar City Vanilla Hazelnut Marshall Zhukov Imperial Stout Little Cottage Night Breed Coffee Porter Fannin Hive Kicker and a special Fannin wine-beer hybrid available only at the brewery.   Headlines - Brought to you by Your Pie Perimeter! To see and taste what Georgia could be like, check out NC (AJC) Eagle Creek changing to become a brewpub (the George Anne) Catawba Brewing expanding to South Carolina (Brewbound) Birmingham District Brewing Company coming in 2017 to….well...Birmingham. Craft beer craze sparks industry changes (Augusta Chronicle) - see last quote from the distributor. Growler USA opens first franchise in Warner Robbins (Macon Telegraph) Augusta may revise rules for craft breweries and distilleries (Augusta Chronicle) UNESCO deems Belgium’s beer culture “A treasure of humanity” (NPR) Big Beach Brewing starts to distribute. Next week? We're talking to the owner of Huntsville's Mad Malts Brewing. Have a great week, drink local, and we'll see you on the socials. Cheers! 

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