Favio Garcia from Dynasty Brewing joins us again this week to talk more about brewing at Dynasty, the Loudoun County beer scene, and travel for beer. This would typically be the second half of our interview with Favio, but due to an editing mishap, you get a whole new interview instead. Enjoy! If you missed it, catch the first interview with Favio in Episode 23.
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:
2:45 – Favio says hello.
2:58 – What we’re drinking.
4:27 – The Vision Series.
7:41 – How Favio picks what to brew next.
11:39 – Jeff’s theory on hop combinations and dating.
13:19 – The benefits of having a second smaller brewery.
19:51 – How does Dynasty use customer ratings?
23:17 – A failed beer that Favio liked.
23:44 – Horse-blankety? Barnyard flavor?
25:49 – What makes Dynasty Brewing stand out in a crowded world.
29:06 – Dynasty is very dog friendly – they give discounts on Sundays if you bring your dog!
30:52 – Derrick and Jeff try to maximize the dog discount.
32:25 – What is Favio drinking at the end of the day?
36:48 – Craft beer bubble? Favio’s predictions about the future.
41:25 – Favio’s favorite US beer destinations.
43:49 – International beer destinations Favio thinks people should visit.
44:55 – We revisit the horse blanket flavor.
48:40 – Favio’s favorite beer festivals.
51:49 – Where to find Favio and Dynasty Brewing online.
53:03 – Miles and Points with Pints – starting with Amex
56:47 – Chase launches a new United card.
1:01:02 – IHG reverses their devaluation – was it because of us?
1:04:47 – Two pieces of good news from airlines.
1:08:34 – General Travel updates – mostly vaccine and closure related.
1:12:51 – TSA says oops…you can’t really have sunscreen.
1:19:27 – The Miles & Pints Theme Song!
Dynasty Brewing Company
21140 Ashburn Crossing Dr.
Ashburn, VA 20174
101 Loudoun St. SE
Leesburg, VA 20176
Distorted Vision – Hazy Double IPA
Night Vision – Black IPA
RAR Out of Order: Key Lime Pie Sour
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