Joining the long list of homebrewers-who-listened-to-The-Brewing-Network-and-turned-pro, Teresa Psuty from Crooked Lane Brewing Company came into the studio today to talk about all things Crooked Lane. Teresa cam from a biotech background, and after attending brewing school – as well as learning from some of the best brewers in the state – she decided to open her own place up in Auburn, CA. Crooked Lane runs the spectrum of beers they produce: from Helles to Doppelbock, NEIPA to plain ol’ IPA, Teresa works hard to make sure she does the beer justice.
Episode 3.1: Crooked Lane & Nu Boonkham of Auburn Thai Garden (The Return)
Host Ben Rice returns for the grand opening of Crooked Lane Brewing in Auburn, CA, to catch up with his episode 3 guests, founders Paul Schilling, Kirt Braun, Adrian Psuty, and Teresa Psuty, along with Nu Boonkham of Auburn Thai Garden. When we first spoke with this crew, the building had recently been determined and they were, hopefully, a year away from opening. We sipped on some of their soon-to-be mainstays, made on a small garage kit, and talked of hopes and dreams. And now we’re back to discuss the overwhelming reality of that vision, three years in the making. We discuss the trials and tribulations faced in the last year, gathering a local following, forming a work unit, the feeling of selling out a beer on opening night, plus women in the brewing industry (featuring a special guest appearance by bar manager Sierra Smith) and what the future holds after this strong open.
Episode 3: Crooked Lane Brewing w/ Nu Boonkham
On Episode 3 of Barley and Me, host Ben Rice sits down with Adrian, Teresa, Paul, and Kirt of Auburn’s Crooked Lane Brewing, to discuss their upcoming opening and the work they’ve put in to ensure their success in business and in their transition from home brewing to macro brewing. With us is Nu Boonkham, owner and chef at the award-winning Auburn Thai Garden.Nu is a renowned beer connoisseur and his knowledge and insight helps to make this a truly wonderful episode. We’ll talk about locally-sourced ingredients, creating balance, and how to get delicious bacon into a beer without all the perils that come with introducing fat! Plus Paul talks about his old-school drinking glove. Classy!