Nick and Erica of SPRUCE Home Decor

 
We’re extraordinarily lucky here. Surrounded by people who inspire and support. Nick and Erica creators and owners of SPRUCE are a prime exemplification. Listen in as Nick and Erica share their story of how they got started and are continuing to grow over some delicious Noble Creature Cask House’s Good for the Goose. #shoplocal #drinklocal #supportlocal
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Greg Snyder of Birdfish and Mr Ralf of OH WOW

OH WOW Science Center partner’s with our local brewers to create the perfect fundraising event, Science of Brewing. It truly does empcompass the essense of what the breweries are all about, helping to strengthen our communities and OH WOW!’s Wowtastic Edutainment!
Greg Snyder with BIRDFISH BREWING CO. and Mr. Ralph of OH WOW Science Center join Homes and Hops to tell us more about this year’s event, and why it is so important to them (to all of us) to be part of something so great.
 
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Erin Lonsway owner of Bella Amica

Erin Lonsway with Bella Amica, another downtown Youngstown business, stopped by Youngstown Studio to sit with Lisa Resnick of Homes and Hops to talk about her love of Youngstown, and how she wanted to be part of its growth. And of course we enjoyed our conversation over a delicious Penguin City Beer.

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Joe Danyi with Youngstown Studio

The man behind Youngstown Studio, Joe Danyi… Constantly creating and thinking outside the box has been the key to Joe’s success… along with his constant determination and growth. It was great to hear how Youngstown Studio came to be, and how he plans to continue to expand his footprint in the industry. Joe is doing AMAZING things.
 
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Andrew DiPaolo of WFMJ

One of the major bonuses of moving the studio downtown… being in a central location for awesome people like Meteorologist Andrew DiPaolo at 21 WFMJ to easily walk over to say hi. It was a great time catching up with my friend over some delicious BIRDFISH BREWING CO. beer.
 
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Elisha of Babcia’s Lunchbox and Sarah of Modern Methods

A new trend that I only see growing in popularity… Food and Beer, pairings that are spot on! Collaborations and creativity are key. As Elisa Veon of Babcia’s Lunchbox best stated what she is doing is being a “cultural evangelist” sharing the culture and sharing the history of her heritage through food. And Modern Methods Brewing Company has the same mindset, from the name of their brewery to the flavors of their beers. So these two together are the perfect pair through food, beverage and podcast guests. Thank you Sarah Keck and Elisha Veon for sharing your history and bringing to us a way to enjoy our history and learning other cultures through taste. 
 
This podcast is sponsored by Platt Insurance Group and produced by Youngstown Studio.

Ep.36- Greg Wormley, The PumpHouse Homebrew Shop

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.

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Ep.35- Mike Naffah, Naffah Hospitality Group

Ever wonder how Rt. 224 in Canfield became what it is today? Well you’re in good hands with the man who started it all, Mike Naffah of Naffah Hospitality Group. There is so much to unpack in this conversation – from his beginnings on the family farm to the sports park to Ironwood Commons and more. If you’re a resident, learn some cool Canfield history. If you’re a developer, hear about what it takes to break in and what to look for to have successful tenants. Mike is a true advocate and visionary for Canfield and the Valley who has been at the center of seeing are transform to what it is today. It was an honor to have him on the podcast.

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Ep.34- Birdfish Brewing and The Flight Crew

Homebrewing with a turkey fryer … in your basement? Today we learned there can be hazards to home brewing, but for Jason “Jugs” Jugenheimer of the Flight Crew, he’s got Greg Snyder and Birdfish Brewing to set him straight. This dynamic duo took their show on the road and swung by the studio to talk, well, homebrewing, and also Birdfish’s new 30-gallon tanks producing their Bohemian Pilsner (which if you listen closely, apparently makes the perfect sound when you open it), some exciting news for the brewery, their great relationship with Columbiana and the COVID comeback tour for the Flight Crew. Enjoy!

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