Broadway Brews Project, Phantom of the Opera: BREW DAY!

Mark and I have captured a lot of episodes for The Happy Hour Guys; Over 350, in point of fact.

The "Brew Day" episode (embedded above) for The Pint of No Return, which is the beer created by the cast of The Phantom of the Opera and Hardywood Brewing for the Broadway Brews Project is one of our favorites of all time. No exaggeration; no joke. We LOVE this episode. We love these people. We love everything that the Broadway Brews Project is about. 

Three cast members got up very early (on their day off no less) and traveled all the way to Richmond to create this beer. Everyone was on their game, the brewery was jumping; It was a perfect day.

Enjoy.

Broadway Brews Project, Phantom of the Opera: Meet the Team!

Broadway Brew #4 Commences!

The Broadway Brews Project rolls on, as our FOURTH brew in the Broadway Six Pack is about to premiere in NYC! And now YOU CAN FOLLOW ALONG and see how we got it there.

In this episode, Mark and Jimmy introduce members of the Phantom of the Opera cast to the Hardywood Brewing (from Richmond, VA), and, using some unbelievably good beer as mental grease, we answer some very important questions: What will this beer be like? What will we name it? Which charity will it raise money for?

Phantom Cast: Ali Ewoldt (Christine Daee), Rodney Ingram (Raoul), Paul A. Schaefer (Marksman), Katharine Heaton (Page), Giselle O. Alvarez (Ballet Chorus), Maree Johnson (Madame Giry), Carlton Moe (Ubaldo Piangi), and Jacob Keith Watson (Swing): 

Hardywood: Matt Shofner (Marketing), Brian Nelson (Head Brewer).

And the WONDERFUL charities under consideration: Vocal Ease, TDF Autism Theatre Initiative, Musicians On Call, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Let's get started with our Phantom journey. This one's gonna be a great one, folks!

Special thanks to all out there who participated in the online naming contest, Mahaley and Marc at Bond Theatrical (you guys are wonderful), the good folk at Rattle N Hum West for hosting us, and to our capture team, Brad, Johnny, Squigs and Jennifer!

A visit to The Alchemist: Family.

Time to re-learn two very important lessons this holiday season: Good leadership is vital, and family is all.

Jimmy and Kristen made their way through Vermont this last summer as part of their pre-Jake 'babymoon', and when in Vermont, one must BEER in Vermont - so it was time to drop in on our old friends at the Alchemist. We've known these folks since the 'oughts', and have watched them grow through some pretty unimaginable challenges. And though they make some of the best beer in the world, when you hang out with them, you realize that what's first in founder / owners John and Jen Kimmichs' hearts a leadership style that makes some of the happiest beer people we've ever met.

Join us for a peek at the Alchemist Family. Happy Holidays, and CHEERS!