Southern Star Tap Takeover & Podcast

Southern Star Tap Takeover & Podcast

Last night we debuted our first ever Grain To Glass Podcast, featuring brewmaster David Fougeron from Southern Star Brewery in Conroe, Texas. The house was packed, Southern Star beers were flowing and the music was pumping real-time both over the house PA and streaming from our website. It was the first of many live sessions we seek to offer to our local craft beer scene.

Meylo Rodriguez hosted the show with the support of Grain To Glass’ craft beer connoisseur, Julian Ybarra. During the musical breaks, they had a chance to talk about the burgeoning craft beer scene in McAllen, and the educational support Grain To Glass offers its patrons. The musical track selection built up over an hour, collecting both walking clientele and streaming listeners from the website. Mid-way thought the podcast they introduced David from Southern Star. David, Julian and Meylo spent a half-hour chatting away including topics such as David’s first batch of homebrew made in college and the historical success of Bombshell Blonde, Southern Star’s top selling Blonde Ale.

David Fougeron Southern Star Brewery

Left to right: David Fougeron from Southern Star Brewery, Joshua Guerrero aka DJ Ghostkidd

The session closed with a few more cherry-picked tunes from Meylo’s list of best 2014 artists. Here is the full tracklist.
Giraffage – Chocolate
Alexander Von Mehren – Aérosuite (Sean O’Hagan Remix – The House That Jack Built)
Painted Palms – Here It Comes
Broken Bells – No Matter What You’re Told
Temples – Keep In The Dark
Black Lips – Make You Mine
Lord Echo – Digital Haircut
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings – Making Up And Breaking Up
Real Estate – Past lives
Tycho – Dye
Metronomy – Love Letters (Soulwax Remix)
Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp
The War On Drugs – Under the Pressure
Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting on You) (BADBADNOTGOOD Reinterpretation)
Nick Waterhouse – Well It’s Fine
tUnE-yArDs – Water Fountain
Glass Animals – Walla Walla
Wildcat! Wildcat! – Garden Grays
Spoon – Inside Out
Ryan Adams – I Just Might
Flight Facilities – Sunshine

[feat. Reggie Watts] SBTRKT – New Dorp. New York (feat. Ezra Koenig)
Foxygen – How Can You Really
Broncho – Class Historian
Ty Segall – Feel
Dum Dum Girls – On Christmas

This podcast is also available for download.

By | 2017-02-28T15:26:03+00:00 December 19th, 2014|Podcast|0 Comments

About the Author:

Carlos is a graduate of the University of Texas Pan American, where he majored in English with emphases in linguistics and creative writing. After years of instruction and influence from his grandfather, Carlos began cooking professionally in McAllen, TX. He is driven by his love to write, cook, and what some would call overindulge in wine and craft beer. In his current position at Grain To Glass, he is the host of the wonderfully entertaining Trivia Tuesdays, the Rio Grande Valley’s first pub trivia event. Despite his remarkably average-looking appearance, he’s quite the silver tongue and loves the opportunity to share in conversation with anyone who’ll have him. Current favorite beer style: Saison