Today’s Guest: Patrick Steffens from Lost Barrel Brewing
Patrick Steffens does more than just head up the beer production at Lost Barrel Brewing, he’s also the general manager and a part of the ownership team. Excited to return to brewing after taking some time off for family, Patrick has jumped right back in with proven recipes and a whole lot of prior brewing knowledge. We talk with him about his background, how Lost Barrel came to be, and a bit about the beers they are making. Be sure to join us again next week for the conclusion of our interview.
Lost Barrel Brewing
36138 John Mosby Hw
Middleburg, VA 20117
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Times of Note:
1:38 – Our Sponsor – Visit Loudoun and the LoCo Ale Trail.
2:56 – Patrick says hello.
4:40 – What we’re drinking.
6:24 – The beers are timing themselves for our visits!
10:18 – A bit about the Lost Barrel Brewing property.
11:28 – Patrick’s background before Lost Barrel.
14:30 – The first step from homebrewing to a commercial brewery.
15:32 – Patrick connects with the Lost Barrel ownership team.
18:08 – The Lost Barrel beers were a terrific surprise.
19:20 – How the owners decided on the location for Lost Barrel Brewing.
22:54 – We’ve heard this from many people in Loudoun County.
24:49 – Our podcast guests are smarter than us.
26:45 – The details of the purpose built hospitality property at Lost Barrel.
30:54 – The number of event spaces at Lost Barrel is impressive!
34:16 – They partner with an executive chef for amazing food.
36:09 – It was REALLY hard to get Derrick to leave before this happened.
36:51 – How Patrick and Lost Barrel choose what to brew next.
39:48 – People love to try lots of new beers!
41:47 – And some people like the same beer over and over.
43:01 – How much emphasis does Lost Barrel put on reviews and ratings?
48:04 – The Miles & Pints Theme Song!
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