Episode 54: Master Cicerone® Brian Reed

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This week, Scottro and Ryan are joined by Master Cicerone® Brian Reed.  After a brief explanation of what #TIPAThursday is, the crew jumps right in to learning more about Brian.

Brian, a Master Cicerone® as well a key account manager for Founders Brewing, tells us more about the Cicerone® process and the different levels of certification.  After he gets a little more personal and tells us about this love of horror movies.

Ryan tells us about his fear of snakes and how he met a guy named “Snakeguy” in line at Dancing Gnome.  Though he was super nice guy, Ryan was always scared to death of his snake (but loves his pretzels). 

(EDIT:  Robert “Snakeguy” Habegger passed away shortly after this podcast was recorded.  The entire FBH community would like to extend our condolences to his family.  Robert was a great man who will be missed by not only the FBH community, but the entire Pittsburgh craft beer community.  May he rest in peace.)

Following the snake talk, Ryan asks Brian what his first craft beer was.  You’ll never guess what it was, but it’s a great one.  Brian then gives us some tips on tasting beer before they dive in to a discussion about Hitchhiker Brewing in Pittsburgh.  (Believe it or not, but Brian and Andy worked together at one time in a non-beer capacity).

Brian then tells about his love of German-style beers and a discussion of lactose comes up.  The three talk intellectual property theft for a few minutes (and how long it can last) before diving in to their love of Shubrew‘s food.

Once we hit the “Drunken Portion” of this podcast, we start talking football and the conversation goes all over the place from there before wrapping up the show.

Make sure you follow Brian on Twitter @BrianIsBeering

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