July 29, 2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
MTB Ben and Ben Welnak are your hosts for this episode while at Dirt Rag Dirt Fest in Pennsylvania in May. They are joined by the crew from Tröegs Independent Brewing that is based in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Tim (Brewing Manager) , Mark (Brewer), and Jancy (Marketing & Events Coordinator) join the show to chat about Tröegs, their beer, what makes a good pilsner, events, Dirt Fest, and more. It’s a fun time getting out and having some great conversation with those making the craft beer scene what it is. Grab a brew and listen in!
Founded in Pennsylvania in 1996 by brothers John and Chris Trogner, Tröegs Independent Brewing is driven by a sense of adventure and curiosity. From the beginning, our brewery has been built by family, friends and kindred spirits who share a love of great beer. 100% independent.
Tröegs Independent Brewing – https://troegs.com/
Tröegs on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/troegsbeer/
Tröegs on Twitter – https://twitter.com/troegsbeer
Tröegs on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/troegsbeer/
Tröegs on Untappd – https://untappd.com/troegsbrewingcompany
Susquehanna Mountain Bike Association – http://sambabiker.com/samba/
Dirt Rag Dirt Fest – https://www.dirtragdirtfest.com/
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ABOUT DIRT FEST
Maurice and Elaine Tierney started Dirt Rag in 1989, creating a magazine that provided an inclusive forum where readers shared their stoke for the riding, culture, and lifestyle of mountain biking. After having a great time at the legendary Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Weekend, the pair decided that Dirt Rag was in a position to translate the magazine’s in-print stoke to an in-person “gathering of the tribe.”
The first edition of Dirt Fest took place in 1991 at Camp Soles, a YMCA youth camp east of Pittsburgh. The original event was decidedly chill. There was no vendor expo bristling with the bleeding edge of bicycle technology. Demo rides amounted to swapping bikes with a newfound friend. There was a lake, a bonfire, and a bicycle polo field. Nighttime entertainment consisted of an attendee strumming a guitar at the group bonfire—a far cry from The Earthtones jamming for a circus tent full of partying mountain bikers.
Read more about Dirt Fest HERE.
Good Brew is more than just about the beer, it’s about the story of beer and it’s deep rooted connection to what binds us together as humans outdoors exploring our greater world. So grab a stool and slide on up to the bar, and let’s talk some Good Brew.