Today’s Guest: Favio Garcia
Favio Garcia has been brewing beer for over 25 years and brewing in Loudoun County, Virginia, for more than 15 of those years. To say he knows the beer scene well in the DC area would be an understatement. In this episode, we chat with Favio about his background, brewing in Northern Virginia, and what he’s doing today at Dynasty Brewing Company.
As always, this episode also includes our Miles and Points with Pints segment, where Derrick and Jeff give their takes on the latest news and updates from the travel rewards world.
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Times of Note:
1:53 – Our Sponsor – Visit Loudoun and the LoCo Ale Trail.
3:24 – Favio says hello.
3:45 – What we’re drinking.
10:06 – Favio’s background in brewing and before.
16:50 – They brew on a classic brewpub system.
18:32 – Brewing equipment is like a vintage car.
22:20 – We realize that Favio’s first job is related to Mark’s favorite brewery.
25:54 – Derrick has an answer for people who say they don’t like craft beer.
32:24 – Favio’s history of brewing in Loudoun County.
33:45 – If I’m leaving, I’m taking the brewhouse with me!
34:44 – Lost Rhino Brewing is launched.
37:30 – Favio finds a brewer for some friends opening a brewery.
38:44 – We learn about Mieza Blendery.
41:14 – Miles and Points with Pints.
41:52 – New email targeted spend offers from Chase.
46:08 – New referral offers from Amex.
49:17 – Some troubling rumors about Amex Personal Platinum card changes.
1:00:08 – Kimpton announced a Teacher Appreciation rate.
1:01:23 – IHG hits us with another devaluation!
1:03:54 – Radisson splits their loyalty program in two.
1:07:05 – A terrible experience at the Radisson Lenexa Overland Park – Kansas City.
1:09:14 – Delta struggles and ends up filling middle seats.
1:11:38 – No first class for Lufthansa from the US until the end of June.
1:11:54 – American Airlines celebrates 40 years of the AAdvantage Program.
1:13:33 – Norwegian Cruise Lines will require vaccines.
1:14:16 – Jeff and Derrick are on the way to being fully vaccinated.
1:14:36 – Sam Adams offers $7 for proof of vaccination.
1:15:29 – Derrick shows us how southern he really is.
1:17:27 – The Miles & Pints Theme Song!
Dynasty Brewing Company
21140 Ashburn Crossing Dr.
Ashburn, VA 20174
101 Loudoun St. SE
Leesburg, VA 20176
Cosmic Vision Hazy Double IPA – Dynasty Brewing
838 Irish Stout – Dynasty Brewing
Sunrider Imperial Pilsner – Dynasty Brewing
Kimpton Extra Credit Teacher Appreciation Rates
American Airlines AAdvantage 40 Year Celebration
Sam Adams $7 Vaccination Reward
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