Defend Youngstown – As Valley natives, we’ve all felt the need to do it at some point to counter some wise-crack. But defending Youngstown doesn’t have to be negative, it can be so much more – and that’s what Phil Kidd is all about. The YSU alum, community activist, organizer, and founder of Defend Youngstown swung the by the studio to dive a little deeper into that notion. Over some beverages from Modern Methods, Phil and Lisa tackle a lot – the importance of civic engagement, economic development, and some YSU stories. But most of all, they talk about what it really means to defend Youngstown – getting engaged, seeing opportunity, and changing the narrative. This is a conversation for the forward thinking, so grab a beer, enjoy and go get involved!
We know, you’ve probably wondered “why hasn’t Paladin been on yet? Well, the wait is over and it’s just in time to celebrate their 5 year anniversary this weekend! Founders John and Abby Chandler swung by the studio to talk about their roots, how they grew the business (and some of the bumps along the way) the name Paladin, and more. This is truly a community gem in Austintown and the Valley and it was an honor to have them on while sipping on Abby’s favorite Dreamsickle, hearing everything they have going on and how they plan on sticking around for the long run.
If you’re wondering how to take advantage of the hot real estate market right now, this episode is for you. Erik Cromer of Union Home Mortgage and Lisa enjoyed a nice crisp Birdfish and Modern Methods Darlene to chat about the importance of having the right team on your side. The market is crazy right now, and making sure you have people with the right kind of energy and expertise will help you reach your goals is extremely important.
Looking to brew your own beer right from home but don’t know where to begin? Make sure to go to The Pumphouse Home-brew Shop in Struthers. Greg Wormley, owner, not only has all your supply needs but he will take the time to walk through the process. He may even brew your first beer with you. Lisa had a great time chatting with Greg and learning how The PumpHouse is an intricate part of our brewing community and beyond. Hear how Greg came to be a shop owner, and how over the past twenty plus years he’s seen the consumer expand their palates and how they are more willing to spend a bit more for a great tasting craft beer.