***Note - Please excuse the sound on this one again - We had some crazy reverb due to the venue & it effected the audio. However, now I know about what caused this so I will be more aware in the future. Sorry y'all...I'm new to this, but I'm getting better. "I will fail my way to success"***
On this episode of the Hustle & Brews Podcast I am talking to Matt Utter & Brad Brooks with Highgrain Brewing Company in Silverton, OH.
I’m a big fan of Highgrain & I was really excited to sit down w/ these guys to learn more about them & the brewery. I’ve only met Matt in person really quickly a handful of times & we’ve been connected on Social Media for quite a while so we knew who each other was, but I’ve never sat down & chopped it up w/ him.
The big takeaway from this episode is timing. The path & journey Matt has taken in his brewing career seems like it was laid out perfectly for him. However, if he wasn’t ready to take the next step when the opportunity presented itself…the story might go untold…or at least it may have unfolded in a different trajectory. He told me his buddy calls him the “luckiest guy in the world” & I can see why he thinks so. Sometimes, being in the right place at the right time or knowing the right people or working in the right spot can play to your advantage. You have to be able to recognize or accept it when it does though. After talking to him, I think Matt’s script was written & he was just playing the role. Good on him too!
Visit & support Highgrain. They’re good at what they do. They have 2 brewers who were both, ironically, trained in Germany & ended up meeting in Cincy & ultimately working together in Silverton. From the beer, to the food, to the venue, to the location…this place is impressive to anyone who loves a good craft brewery. Go see for yourself. Just tell them you heard about them here when you do!