Episode 38: Patrick Steffens from Lost Barrel Brewing (Conclusion)

Today’s Guest: Patrick Steffens from Lost Barrel Brewing

In the conclusion of our interview with Patrick Steffens, we talk about how they make brewing decisions at lost barrel brewing, nerd out a bit about hops and hop combinations, discuss why Loudoun County is great for beer and relaxation, and hear some of Patrick’s top recommended places to travel for beer. If you didn’t listen to the first half of our conversation with Patrick, be sure to go back to Episode 37 to catch what you missed.



Brewery Address:

Lost Barrel Brewing

36138 John Mosby Hw

Middleburg, VA 20117



Our Sponsor: Visit Loudoun and the LoCo Ale Trail

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Visit Loudoun invites you to hit the LoCo Ale Trail, which connects the urban breweries of Sterling and Ashburn in the east, to everything from bespoke taprooms in historic towns to farm breweries with stunning Blue Ridge Mountain views out west.

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Times of Note: 

1:47 – Our Sponsor – Visit Loudoun and the LoCo Ale Trail.

2:36 – Untappd ratings can be a bit skewed.

5:33 – The Lost Barrel Chug Rate.

7:49 – Do they track beer sales with a carnival game?

8:58 – A few beers coming to Lost Barrel this summer – these may already be available!

10:48 – Concentrating on single hop beers.

15:24 – Hops and coffees and wines can all be blended or singled out.

17:00 – Craft beer can be intimidating.

19:54 – Miles and points talk can be intimidating too.

23:58 – Craft beer naming has gotten somewhat silly.

27:15 – Craft beer or kids drink? It’s tough to tell.

29:37 – What does Patrick drink at the end of a long workday?

33:58 – What makes Lost Barrel and Loudoun County a destination worth visiting?

37:49 – Derrick tries to claim he’s perfect…again…

38:45 – Patrick’s top US destinations for beer.

43:41 – Places worldwide that Patrick thinks you need to see.

48:53 – Miles & Pints is available for beer quality control.

49:47 – Where can we find Lost Barrel Brewing?

52:33 – Miles and Points with Pints.

52:58 – CSP welcome offer is still at 100k!

54:38 – Chase adds Aeroplan as a new transfer partner.

58:37 – We are seeing more approvals for the Citi Premier 80k offer.

1:02:43 – New Chase Aeroplan credit card coming this fall.

1:05:00 – Amex adds a 15k welcome offer for the Blue Business Plus card.

1:07:17 – A brand new card from US Bank.

1:12:02 – The Moxy Dublin has absolutely awful beds.

1:14:08 – Air travel in the US was a big mess this week.

1:18:00 – Emirates awarding miles for every minute you spend in Dubai.

1:21:00 – TSA throughput numbers are up to more than ⅔ of pre-pandemic numbers.

1:21:43 – Be nice and patient when you travel!!!

1:24:17 – Jeff’s updates from international travel to Ireland.

1:28:50 – An overview of testing to get to and home from Ireland.

1:33:09 – The Miles & Pints Theme Song!



Relevant Links: 

Maine Beer Company

Russian River Brewing Company

Troon Brewing






United and eMed Home Tests



Lost Barrel Brewing:

Website: lostbarrel.com

Facebook: Lost Barrel Brewing 

Twitter: @lostbarrelbrew

Instagram: @lostbarrelbrew



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