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BEHIND THE BARREL
Our monthly podcast on KAFM Community Radio, where we highlight the personalities behind the region's wine, beer, and spirits businesses. Airs live the last Wednesday of every month at 12:15pm, or catch up on episodes right here!

August 30, 2023 - Please join us at 12:15pm on 88.1 KAFM for our conversation with Dylan Proietti of Highlands Distillery. You can also check out all previous episodes below. Thanks, and cheers!

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Previous Episodes

July 19, 2023 - Today we chat with Brian Fischer from Base Camp Beer Works. Join us for a "monumental" good time as we discuss Brian's transition from teaching to beer, the challenges of launching a business at the start of the pandemic, and his affinity for IPA. Cheers!

June 28, 2023 - Our guest today is Courtney Kiel of The Blue Beryl Winery. Listen in as we discuss her start in winemaking and how she incorporates her passion for art into Blue Beryl's business. Cheers!

April 26, 2023 - Today we chat with Kaibab Sauvage of Sauvage Spectrum Winery. We learn about what it's like to be a grape grower in Colorado and exciting new developments at Sauvage Spectrum.

March 29, 2023 - Our guests today are Jayme Henderson and Steve Steese of The Storm Cellar in Hotchkiss, Colorado. Listen in as they talk about how they got started in the wine industry, their path to owning their own winery and future plans for The Storm Cellar!

February 22, 2023 - Our guest today is Danny Wilson, Head Brewer at Palisade Brewing Company. Listen in as we learn about mid-day siestas, Danny's "other" name, and his love of food and travel!

January 25, 2023 - We kick off the New Year chatting with Dustin LeMoine and Davy Lindig from Peach Street Distillers. We learn how both of them went from beer to the spirits industry and some entertaining background on how some of Peach Street's spirits got their name!

December 15, 2022 - Our guest today is Linda Brauns, Winemaker and Co-owner of Restoration Vineyards in Palisade, CO. Listen in as we get to learn about Linda's start in winemaking, what inspired the winery's name, and how her love of music plays into what they're doing at Restoration! 

November 23, 2022 - Our guest today is James Melling, Managing Partner of Carboy Winery at Mount Garfield Estate. We get to know about his background before entering the wine industry, his decision to open a new Carboy Winery in Palisade, CO., and the joys of back to back wins in the Colorado Governor's Cup!

October 26, 2022 - Listen in as we chat with Emma & Ryan Dutch from Trail Life Brewing. We discuss their inspiration for Trail Life, their vision for the space, and the challenges of hiking a 14er with an infant!

September 28, 2022 - Check out our segment with Sam Frye, Head Brewer at Copper Club Brewing Company and hear about his rise through the ranks at Copper Club, his thoughts on how much cleaning is involved in brewing, and his lighthouse adventures in the Midwest!

August 24, 2022 - Listen in as we chat with Eli Gerson from Ramblebine Brewing Company about how he got his start in brewing, his decision to open a brewery in Grand Junction, and his taste in heavy metal music!

July 27, 2022 - Our guest today is Juliann Adams from Vines 79 Wine Barn, and she fills us in on how she got started making wine, the collaborative wine community, and her involvement with non-profits. Enjoy!

June 22, 2022 - Today we talk with Chris Dutton from Gemini Beer Company and learn about his entry into brewing, the meanings behind the Gemini Beer name, and his affinity for Star Wars! Enjoy!

May 25, 2022 - Today we talk with Garrett Portra of Carlson Vineyards and learn about how he got in to winemaking, his move from Missouri to Colorado, and his passion for hunting. Enjoy!

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