Episode 14: "Nerding Out" ....with Alfie Turnshek. A recent transplant from the East Bay to our neck of the woods, and couldn't be any happier to have him
Episode 13: "That's the Spirit"
Episode 12: "Shit Talking"
Episode 11: "Mic Check" ...Also known as the Aperol Spritz episode, for we are crushing them during with our boy from Geyserville Gun Club, the lovely Mr. Adam Welch. Adam is not only holding it down behind the stick at Gun Club but is also Co-founder/host of Bar Stories podcast. The Good Time Bros were guests and made our podcast debut on Episode 11 of Bar Stories, so we thought it only fitting that Adam be on episode 11 of Bar Theory. This one is full of laughs and guest drop-ins, as well as some solid industry talk about cocktail competitions, his history in the industry, and his part in helping bring and build up our community here in Sonoma County. So pour 'em if you got them and hold on tight for this comedic ADD of an episode. #cheers
Episode 10: "Marrs Attack!" In this, our double digit episode, we sit down with one of the most lovable guys in the industry, Mr. Johnny Marrs. We dig deep into Johnny's long career path in the industry, working T.G.I.Fridays, his days in S.F, watching the Fernet Branca handshake evolve...to how he got started and still part of the Charbay Distillery family. We are never sad about hanging out with Johnny, and hope you're not as you listen in, as we record again from The Bird & the Bottle in Santa Rosa, CA, on so many subjects pertaining to the hospitality/bartending industry...and his dream of catching a Blue Marlin. #cheers
Episode 9: "Negroni Week" Here we are for episode 9 of Bar Theory, and this week its just Franco & Danny O pow-wowing about this years Negroni Week and all it entails.
Episode 8: "Lady Griffo" This being an episode near & dear to our hearts, for we stop by Griffo Distillery ( a second home to us) and sit and chat with Jenny Griffo. Jenny and Mike Griffo, along with their right hand woman, Seair Lorentz, have shown us show much love and support since day one, leaving us forever grateful for them. With Jenny we chit chat about how her and Mike met, to moving to New York, to reinventing themselves and taking a chance by creating Griffo Distillery ( in Petaluma). Jenny is fierce as she is hilarious, and we found ourselves not only laughing, but also super inspired by all she had to say. And we hope you are too. Much love Mrs. Griffo. #cheers
Episode 7: "Looney Tunes" For episode 7, we go on location and record on the patio at Bird & the Bottle (in Santa Rosa) with our homegirl from Sonoma County Distilling, Kelly Looney. We f'd up the first time we recorded with Kelly (#podcastproblems) so we're fortunate that she came back to record a perhaps even more hilarious and ear opening episode. Learning about her start behind the stick in Boston, to how eating fried chicken helped her find her Knight, to how she got on board with a whiskey distillery here in Sonoma County. All while lending her perspective of being a female in the industry, and what she sees in big cities in addition to the small cities that we reside in here in SC. Grab some hooch and a bucket of chicken and enjoy the toons. #cheers
Episode 6: "Renaissance Woman" Welcome to episode 6, where we are joined by the amazing, supportive, brilliant, beautiful & talented Phaedra Achor, founder of Monarch Bitters. Listen in as she takes us down memory lane, sharing how she got involved in the hospitality industry, to all the various things she's done and still doing, to how she started her bitters (and syrups) company. Of course while we act like children and ask a bunch of questions. But really, if you're in a bitter mood, you should give a listen, for Phaedra is one of our favorite humans. #cheers
Episode 5: "Squirrel" Tune in this week as Franco & Danny ADD their way through Episode 5. You will learn why we dubbed this episode Squirrel from all the distractions that occurred, but stay with us through the humor as we discuss our involvement and different perspectives in Griffo Distilleries cocktail competition: Gin & Taxes. We also touch base on Petaluma's Butter & Eggs parade, which has been a tradition for many many moons. No guests this time, just the Good Time Bros...well, and the squirrels of course. #cheers
Episode 4: "Who's Your (Kap)Daddy?" For this weeks episode we get down and dirty with another honorary Good Time Bro and all around good dude, Barman Alex Kaplan. Join us as we chit chat about his journey as a barman, going from "friend zone" to husband, changing diapers like a G, his obsession with ice, to the challenges he faces today. Will just say that this episode is explosive. #cheers
Episode 3: "Just A Guy" In this episode, we sit down with our homie/colleague & honorary Good Time Bro, Mr. Will Young. We learn about his days behind the stick while in Nebraska, to his return to Sonoma County, all his many industry field trips, the USBG, and how this has shaped his career and involvement in the hospitality industry. All this over some good laughs trying to break his will...#cheers
Episode 2: "What About Bob?" In this episode we invite our first guest to join us, Mr. Rob Hohne. Rob started off as a regular at Mario & Johns, then became a co-worker and friend. We dig into his bartending background and learn about his time behind the stick in SF, New Orleans, to the great town of Petaluma. We also touch base on him being a family man, going to law school, and barber school, as well having some laughs. Enjoy as we baby step our way into the podcast world. #cheers
Welcome to Eposide 1 of "Bar Theory" ladies & gents. Here in our debut episode, you'll learn more about the Good Time Bros, Michael Franco and Danny Ojinaga. Listen to how these two characters met, their backgrounds in the hospitality industry, their purpose, hopes & goals in building this brand/business, as well as laugh at just how genuinely connected these two friends are. #cheers